The second largest refurbishment in NBA history
State Farm Arena is also the latest venue to take advantage of beam-mounted general admission seating, which eschews bolting individual seats to the floor and instead affixes them to a single piece of steel, offering more flexibility. '' You can do anything on that beam '' explains Ken Griffiths, Senior Vice President of Camatic Seating Inc.
The impressive transformation at State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena), home of Atlanta Hawks, introduced Camatic’s premium seating solutions, local restaurant concepts and state-of-the-art technology.
The US $193 million renovation project designed by HOK, includes more than 14,000 Forte beam-mounted in three different styles. There is general admission, the club chair (with different upholstery and wider spacing), and fold-down chairs that are retractable. The beam mount allows changing the configuration as required. If there’s a special event and the client wants eventual seating, we can fit further chairs on each row.
Camatic launched the beam system at the Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium) and have since used that type of seating for Levi’s Stadium in San Jose, California for the San Francisco 49ers. A beam mount gives you the flexibility of changing the configuration of the seating through the life of the venue and even during installation, which we found in the final stages.