FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/27/17
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HAWKS TO GIVE SUPER SEND-OFF TO NFC CHAMPION ATLANTA FALCONS
In Show of Brotherhood, Hawks will Honor their Super Bowl LI Bound Neighbors prior to Friday’s Showdown against the Washington Wizards
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons run to Super Bowl LI has energized the city of Atlanta and put the city at the center of the sports world. Before the Falcons head to Houston, the Atlanta Hawks will honor the Falcons in a one-of-a-kind pregame ceremony prior to their 8 p.m. matchup against the Washington Wizards tonight.
The Falcons earned their second trip to the Super Bowl in franchise history with a 44-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game played at the Georgia Dome this past Sunday.
“Our franchise has always believed that sports has the unique ability to rally and unite a city and there is no greater example than the pride our city has exhibited around the Falcons and their amazing run to the Super Bowl,” Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said. “Coach Quinn and the Falcons’ theme of brotherhood has infected our city and we are proud to honor and extend our genuine well wishes to the team before they leave for Houston.”
Falcons players will take part in the Hawks’ pregame lineups as both Atlanta teams will unite before the Hawks tip off against the Wizards.
“We are humbled and honored by the overwhelming amount of support that Coach Quinn and the Falcons have received,” said Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Group, LLC. “This team truly embodies the word Brotherhood and our fans are a huge part of it. The Hawks embrace that same vision and we appreciate the support from Steve Koonin, Coach Budenholzer and the entire team.”
In addition to the pregame festivities, Friday’s game features two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference. Since Jan. 1, the Hawks sport the best record in the Eastern Conference, and 2nd in the NBA, at 10-3 (.769) while the Wizards have the third-best record in the conference in the New Year at 9-4 (.692). At halftime, hometown hip-hop artist Lil Yachty is scheduled to perform.
Tickets for the contest are available now at Hawks.com/yachty, including an option with a $10 food and beverage credit. To secure the $10 credit, fans should select “Food and Beverage Deal” after choosing a seat location and the barcode on the ticket will include the deal.
With a bold identity and strong new ownership, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Philips Arena remain committed to making Atlantans proud on the court and off. The 2014-15 Southeast Division Champions, the Hawks have made the postseason in nine consecutive seasons and reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2015. Off the court, the organization has built a culture of inclusion, diversity and innovation, all with a touch of Southern Hospitality. It continues into the community where the organization builds bridges through basketball, whether by constructing and refurbishing courts in Atlanta neighborhoods, providing scholarships to our basketball camps, or surprising and delighting our fans with unique Atlanta Hawks experiences. Atlanta Hawks Membership, which includes your seat for every home game for the 2016-17 regular season games, is on sale now at www.hawks.com/membership or by calling 866-715-1500! For more information on the Hawks, log on to www.hawks.com today or follow us on twitter @ATLHawks.