Credentialing and Procedures
Season Media Credentials
The Hawks will give full season credential consideration to those working media outlets that have covered and attended 75% or more home games in past years. For those media members who receive this pass, your photo will accompany it. Be advised that this pass is required at each game and must be displayed at all times.
Single-Game Media Credentials
Single-game credentials (press and photo) must be requested no later than 12 noon the day before the game (Friday noon for weekend or Monday games). You may e-mail your request to Garin Narain, Jon Steinberg and Jason Roose with Hawks PR. Pre-arranged credentials may be picked up from the Media Entrance on the service level of Philips Arena. Those requesting single-game credentials will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Still Photographers & TV Videographers Credentials
Season credentials will be limited to those outlets that have covered and attended 75% or more of our home games in past years. For those media members who receive this pass, your photo will accompany it. Be advised that this pass is required at each game and must be displayed at all times. Credentialed photographers must sit in designated positions along the baseline. Photographers will not be allowed to sit on the sidelines at Philips Arena, unless there is prior approval from the PR Department. No photography of any Hawks game shall be released to any individual other than the entity for whom the pass was issued and subject to the rules governing such use as described on the reverse side of the credential. Any variation to this policy will result in forfeiture of future credentials. Single-game photographer and videographer credentials will be issued on a space available basis. Freelance photographers wishing credentials must submit a letter citing a specific assignment from a publication to obtain working passes. NO STILL PHOTOGRAPHER OR TV VIDEOGRAPHER IS ALLOWED TO SIT IN THE THREE-FOOT ESCAPE LANES, LOCATED ON BOTH SIDES OF BOTH BASKET STANCHIONS. IN ADDITION, ALL WORKING CAMERAS MUST HAVE A RUBBER LENS SHADE PER NBA POLICY.
All single-game still photographer and videographer credential requests must be received at least 24 hours prior to the game they wish to cover. STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE HAWKS OR VISITING TEAM LOCKER ROOMS AT ANY TIME. CAMERA PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE HAWKS OR VISITING TEAM LOCKER ROOM AT ANY TIME.
Locker Room Access
The team locker rooms are located on the service level of Philips Arena, in the hallways behind the team bench areas.
NBA media regulations govern the accessibility to the locker rooms prior to games. In accordance with NBA policy, both the Hawks and visiting team locker rooms will be opened for a 60-minute window prior to game time, closed 30 or 45 minutes prior to game time, and will re-open following a cooling-off period after the game. NO AUTOGRAPHS ARE ALLOWED DURING MEDIA ACCESS PERIODS.
Still photographers will not be permitted in either team locker room.
Philips Arena Media Workroom
The Hawks Media Workroom is located to the right of the Media Entrance off Park Avenue West at Philips Arena. The Media Workroom will be open 2:30 prior to game time, at halftime and following the game. Press room usage is only available to those with a valid Hawks media credential, and complimentary wireless internet service and telephones are available for filing purposes after the contest. We ask that professional and courteous consideration be given to the media who are working each game in the work areas. Phone lines and fax service are available for working media.
Pre-Game/Post-Game Coaches Interviews
Coach Budenholzer will be available to media approximately 105 minutes prior to the scheduled tip-off. Approximately 10 minutes after each game, Coach Budenholzer will conduct his postgame press conference in the press conference room.
Generally, the visiting head coach will conduct his postgame interview outside of the visiting team locker room.