Jim Ellis Audi Brings Automotive Luxury to Philips Arena With New Partnership

Exclusive lounge transformed for Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena games and events

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Jim Ellis Automotive, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Phillips Arena
The Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers are exemplary teams that we are proud to support and Phillips Arena is truly a world class venue.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

Jim Ellis Audi announced today the launch of a multi-year partnership with the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Thrashers and Phillips Arena that includes entitlement of the Jim Ellis Audi Lounge. Located on the court, ice and stage level among the arena's courtside seats, the lounge offers guests access to a private bar, multiple television screens and direct entrance to the most premium of seating options in one of the top dual-sport, concert and events venues in the world. The relationship also includes sponsorship of the Atlanta Hawks Foundation annual fundraiser, Full Court Fest, sponsorship of the Atlanta Thrashers Foundation annual fundraiser, Casino Night, and vehicle displays outside of Philips Arena.

"We are very pleased to enter into this partnership with the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena." said Jimmy Ellis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Jim Ellis Automotive Group. "The Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers are exemplary teams that we are proud to support and Phillips Arena is truly a world class venue. Our commitment to Atlanta and our community is evident and we're excited to enter into a partnership with organizations whose pride runs just as deep as it does here at the Jim Ellis Automotive Group."

Jim Ellis Audi has been a staple in the new and used car business in Atlanta for more than 40 years. Known for its excellent customer service and competitive deals, Jim Ellis Audi was named Magna Audi Dealer four years in a row, a distinction that only 20 percent of Audi dealerships achieve each year.

The Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Philips Arena and Audi are at the forefront of environmental awareness and sustainability. The Audi A3 TDI was named the Green Car of the Year in 2010 by Green Car Journal for its ability to run on clean diesel fuel, and Philips Arena was the first existing NBA or NHL arena in the world to become LEED certified.

"Like Philips Arena, Jim Ellis Audi has been consistently acclaimed for its products and its service, so the partnership was a natural fit," said Tracy White, Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. "Jim Ellis Audi is a brand that resonates with our fans and we're excited to bring that cachet to our building.”

For more information on the Jim Ellis Audi Lounge and tickets to Philips Arena events, please visit http://www.PhilipsArena.com.

About Jim Ellis AUDI
Jim Ellis Audi represents two separate locations in Atlanta, GA just inside the perimeter on Peachtree Industrial and also in Marietta, GA near Dobbins Air Force Base. Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta is a full service new and used Audi dealer in Atlanta that has been in business since 1971. The Jim Ellis Audi Marietta dealership is a full service new and used Audi dealer in Marietta, GA, convenient from all points in Northwest Atlanta including Cobb county, Gwinnett county, and Fulton. Both provide an unmatched level of high quality professional Audi service and sales offering the largest inventory of both new and used Audis in the Atlanta area.

About the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena
The Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena operating rights are owned by Atlanta Spirit LLC. 2011-12 season tickets for the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers are available by calling (866) 715-1500, by visiting http://www.hawks.com or http://www.atlantathrashers.com, or by visiting the Philips Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster Ticket Outlet. Named for founding partner Philips, Philips Arena is consistently ranked among the world's top 10 concert and events venues based on attendance. In April 2009, Philips Arena became the first NBA or NHL arena in the world to achieve LEED for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) certification as specified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). For more information on upcoming Philips Arena events, log onto http://www.philipsarena.com .

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