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The Pelicans moved from Charlotte to New Orleans in 2002, and NBA basketball returned to the city for the first time since the New Orleans Jazz relocated to Utah at the end of the 1970s. The Pelicans originally kept their previous name, the Hornets, after they moved. The New Orleans Hornets made the playoffs in their first two years back in Louisiana.
Because of damage to their arena and surrounding floods following Hurricane Katrina, the Hornets were forced to play most of the 2005-06 and 2006-07 in Oklahoma City, and the team called itself the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. They moved back to New Orleans full time for the 2007-08 season, and the Pelicans currently play at the Smoothie King Center.
For the 2013-14 season, the team changed its name to the New Orleans Pelicans, after the state bird of Louisiana. In the meantime, a new team—the Bobcats—had formed in Charlotte. The Bobcats reassumed the Hornets’ name and the history of the original franchise when it was located in Charlotte from 1988-2002). The NBA officially recognizes the Pelicans as having formed in 2002, when the team moved to New Orleans.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Orleans Pelicans Tickets
How much are New Orleans Pelicans tickets?
Pelicans ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Pelicans tickets can be found for as low as $10.00, with an average price of $48.00.
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If you’re looking for cheap Pelicans tickets, tickets can be found for as low as $10.00. Additionally, once you click on your preferred event date, use the “sort by price” button located in the top left hand corner of the event page to sort all available Pelicans tickets by cheapest tickets available.
Where do the New Orleans Pelicans play?
The Pelicans home games are played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.
What teams are in the New Orleans Pelicans division?
Do I need to print my New Orleans Pelicans tickets?
Print-at-home tickets are being discontinued for NBA games. New Orleans Pelicans are using mobile ticket entry to all games.
Does my child need a ticket for New Orleans Pelicans games?
Each NBA team has their own child ticket policy. Some teams have age requirements and others have restrictions on height. The Pelicans policy states all children under 2 are free.
New Orleans Pelicans schedule
The Pelicans play their games from late October into the month of April each season, with potential postseason games running from April until June. The NBA schedule is generally released the August before the start of the season, at which point the exact dates of games are revealed.
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