With some new faces and all-star talent on the field, the Hawks are just days away from another exciting season in Atlanta. Specifically, the Hawks’ new backcourt, featuring All-NBA Third Team Guard Trae Young and 2022 NBA All-Star Guard Dejounte Murray, will provide undeniable entertainment for fans at the award-winning State Farm Arena. Off the field, the Hawks are improving their game with a new promotional schedule to offer fans the ultimate experience that complements the team’s on-field flair.
The Hawks recently announced key dates for their home games that will recognize and celebrate the diversity of their fans with special promotions, exclusive ticket offers and limited edition giveaways.
Fans can expect to see their favorites like the ATL Dancers and Harry the Hawk, who have played a key role in the Hawks’ leadership of the NBA in terms of the overall gaming experience over the past several seasons.
“Combining exciting basketball with special themed nights that celebrate our fans, our diverse community and our interests will help us have an incredible home court advantage for the upcoming season,” said Narcis Alikhani, Hawks vice president of marketing.
The 2022-23 action calendar includes 19 home games starting with Opening Night Presented by State Farm® takes place on Wednesday 19 Octwhen the Hawks take on Houston.
Families can spend an evening together children nights on 23 Oct, Nov 19 and 25th March. For the first night of October, the first 5,000 children present will receive a cape upon entry and while supplies last. The second “Kids Night Presented by Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers” takes place on Saturday, November 19 against Toronto, where children will receive a youth replica Dejounte Murray Hawks jersey.
On Nov 10the Hawks will host Marvel Super Hero™ night with Black Panther and an individual giveaway. This game presented by Xbox will also be broadcast on NBA TV. The second Marvel Super Hero™ night will be Wednesday February 28th vs. Washington, with a custom bobble-head giveaway. Both nights will feature Marvel Super Heroes and take home special limited edition items for fans in attendance while supplies last.
The Hawks will highlight community heroes by highlighting first responders, medical professionals, teachers and veterans. “We are forever grateful for the service and selflessness of our hometown heroes, so hosting these nights is a way to show our gratitude and appreciation,” Alikhani said.
On Friday, 21 Octthe team will recognize doctors, nurses, first responders and all healthcare workers with hosts Recognition Night for Healthcare Heroes. To honor those who help build future leaders, Education Appreciation Night takes place on Nov 23 and 19 Dec. The Hawks will host two nights honoring our veterans. Veterans Appreciation Night presented by Georgia Power on 9 Nov. Then, for the seventh consecutive year, the Hawks will partner with Crown Royal to honor active and retired military personnel and their guests (21+) at the club’s annual event Crowning Courage event March 21st.
As part of the league-wide initiative to encourage fans to get out and vote on Election Day, the Hawks, along with all other NBA teams, will play the night before the midterm elections. The game takes place on Nov 7 and is referred to as the ATL VOICE Game that is also part of the Hawks’ voter education campaign.
A few fan favorites and some new nights celebrating the rich history and cultural traditions of the Atlanta community will also be held. “By being ‘True to Atlanta,’ it is paramount for us to celebrate the diversity of our incredible city,” says Alikhani.
The Hawks will highlight the legacy and influence of historically black colleges and universities and the Black Greek Letter Organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) on two special nights. On Saturday, 5 Novthe Hawks will host their first Divine 9 Nights presented by State Farm to celebrate the Black Letter Greek Organizations of NPHC. After the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend, the Hawks return home to host their fifth year HBCU Night presented by Chase on Friday, February 24th. The organization dedicates this evening to celebrating the educational excellence and unique culture of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), originally established as colleges for African Americans.
With the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend approaching, the Hawks will host their fifth annual tournament Pride Night presented by your BMW Centers in the Atlanta area on February 9th. Tonight, the State Farm Arena will feature a special rainbow lighting of the iconic “ATLANTA” letters.
On 28th March Cleveland, Hispanic Heritage Night presented by CareSource is held to celebrate the rich culture of NBA fans and players in Latino and Hispanic communities across the United States through various in-game elements, music, dance, food and an exciting night of Hawks basketball.
Also, the Hawks will host Night of Faith and Family on 3 March. Since March is Women’s History Month, the Hawks will be celebrating Women’s Empowerment Night presented by Chase on Saturday, March 11.
The Hawks and State Farm Arena continue to be leaders in sustainable practices for sports and live venues, so it’s fitting that they’re hosting their second year Sustainability game presented by Novelis on April 5th. In April 2022, the award-winning arena became the world’s first sports and live entertainment venue to receive TRUE Platinum certification for Zero Waste.
At the end of the season, the Hawks will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night at the last home game of the season Friday, April 7th. On this special night, the Hawks will thank their fans for their unwavering support throughout the season by offering special giveaways throughout the game.
“Throughout the season we look forward to giving back to our fans who continue to show us their support,” said Alikhani. “We want all fans to enjoy a great night and a world-class experience at State Farm Arena.”
Fans interested in special ticket offers for the 2022-23 promo nights can purchase tickets at Hawks.com/Promotions.