ATLANTA — FOX Sports Southeast will televise the Atlanta Hawks home season opener on Wednesday, October 24, versus the Dallas Mavericks, which will be the first NBA game at the team’s newly-transformed State Farm Arena. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET with a special one-hour edition of Hawks LIVE, presented by local Ford dealers.
The game will be called by play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun (@BobRathbunTV) alongside Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins (@DWilkins21). They will be joined by sideline reporters Andre Aldridge (@Voceroy) and Rebecca Kaple (@Rebcecca_Sports). Hawks LIVE will be hosted by Jerome Jurenovich (@JeromeOnSports) and former Hawks player, analyst Mike “Stinger” Glenn (@HawksOnFSSE).
The rims seem a little low, but other than that, @StateFarmArena is all tricked out. pic.twitter.com/88Esnt84fg
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) October 21, 2018
The network’s coverage will incorporate arena opening festivities, live performances and special features. Highlights will include:
• Behind-the-scenes look inside the $192.5 million transformation of State Farm Arena.
• Wilkins and Rathbun’s carpool ride to the arena while discussing the new-look Hawks.
• Feature on blockbuster NBA Draft day trades, including a breakdown of the Trae Young and Luka Doncic deal.
• Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning southern rock group, Zac Brown Band’s performance of the national anthem.
• Show open vignette featuring Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burress.
• Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling, hip-hop superstar Future’s halftime performance.
Hawks LIVE postgame show, presented by Nissan, will immediately follow the game.
Hawks games televised on FOX Sports Southeast will also be available on the FOX Sports app. Available to iOS and Android devices, the app provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Streaming on the FOX Sports app is also available on connected devices, including AppleTV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku and Xbox One.
Views from @StateFarmArena 👀👀#TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/PStvnqFZf2
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) October 20, 2018
FOX Sports Southeast and the FOX Sports app will deliver Atlanta Hawks games to over 6 million households across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. A schedule of games on the network can be found here and local channel listings by state can be found here. Atlanta Hawks content from the network is available year round on Facebook, Instagram and @HawksOnFSSE.
FOX Sports Southeast
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and FOX Sports Southeast – collectively reach nearly 11 million households across seven states. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, St. Louis Cardinals, Bundesliga, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference and Big East Conference. Combined, the networks televise nearly 3000 live events and studio shows annually. The networks’ content is also available on the FOX Sports app, providing live streaming video of FOX Sports content through programming distributors.
With a bold identity and strong new ownership, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and State Farm Arena remain committed to making Atlantans proud on the court and off. The 2014-15 Southeast Division Champions, the Hawks made the postseason in 10 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. For more information on the Hawks, log on to www.hawks.com today or follow us on twitter @ATLHawks.