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New Orleans Pelicans Tickets

New Orleans Pelicans

Conference: Western

Division: Southwest

Stadium: Smoothie King Center (capacity 16,867)

Head Coach: Willie Green (2021-present)

Star Players: Brandon Ingram, Dyson Daniels, Jonas Valanciunas

2022-23 Regular Season: 42-40 (9th in Western Conference)

2023 Playoffs: Play-In (lost 123-118 to the Oklahoma City Thunder)

Legendary Former Players: Anthony Davis, Chris Paul

NBA Championships: 0

New Orleans Pelicans

As one of the NBA’s most exciting new teams in one of America’s most fascinating and dynamic cities, the New Orleans Pelicans are immensely popular in their home state despite not exactly getting off to a flying start as a new franchise. The Smoothie King Center (aka “the Blender”) is generally packed and swirling with emotions as Pelicans fans try to cheer their team on towards a first-ever NBA championship for their city. Get yourself onto TicketX today and find all the best tickets to New Orleans Pelicans games this year!

How can I get cheap tickets to New Orleans Pelicans basketball games?

The hype is real in New Orleans when it comes to the city’s NBA team, the New Orleans Pelicans. Pelicans home games at the Smoothie King Center are a huge ticket draw, making tickets hard to come by, particularly for postseason playoff games, in-season tournament games, or rivalry matchups (see below). For your best shot at the cheapest New Orleans Pelicans basketball tickets, trust TicketX! TicketX lists all tickets as soon as they hit the market and our handy seating chart is ideal for comparing prices and seat locations. Unlike other resale sites like StubHub, SeatGeek, and TicketMaster that vary fees by venue, ticket type, or ticket price, TicketX sticks with a fixed fee of 20%. Purchase your New Orleans Pelicans basketball tickets with just one click, all with the lowest commission fees around! 

How much do tickets to New Orleans Pelicans basketball games cost?

Tickets to New Orleans Pelicans basketball games starting from $1,538.15 at Smoothie King Center on Jun 17 are available from TicketX. Prices are subject to change due to demand and other factors, so get the jump on the crowd and buy your tickets today!

New Orleans Pelicans History

Long before the New Orleans Pelicans descended onto the basketball world, New Orleans had an NBA team known, understandably given the city’s fame as a musical hotbed, as the New Orleans Jazz. In 1979, the Jazz relocated to Salt Lake City and retain their name (as the Utah Jazz) to this day despite there being nothing especially jazzy about the team’s new home. When New Orleans finally welcomed NBA basketball back in 2002 after the purchase and relocation of the Charlotte franchise, they initially stuck with Hornets but eventually switched to the Pelicans in 2013 due to a new franchise (confusingly!) being awarded to Charlotte and wanting their old name back. The Pelicans/Hornets have not been all that successful in their relatively brief tenure in the NBA so far. The Pelicans have qualified for the Playoffs 8 times in 21 seasons, winning just two playoff series, one in 2008 and one in 2018. They narrowly missed out on the NBA Playoffs in 2023 after they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Play-In Tournament. New Orleans Pelicans fans will be hoping that the talents of Brandon Ingram, Dyson Daniels, and Jonas Valanciunas can carry them back into the postseason in 2024. 

New Orleans Pelicans Rivalries

Because the New Orleans Pelicans are still relative newcomers to the NBA, the team has not developed the type of deep-seated rivalries that take decades of enmity to develop. Nevertheless, the Pelicans have already ruffled a few feathers in the league, developing rivalries with the Houston Rockets, who play in the same division as the Pelicans, as well as the Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls

Are New Orleans Pelicans basketball games exciting?

New Orleans Pelicans basketball games at Smoothie King Center still feel like something of an exciting novelty, despite the team entering its third decade in the city (without much success to show for it, yet). Fans are extremely enthusiastic and loud, showing up decked out in red and doing their best to cheer the Pelicans on to success. There is a sense of building excitement at Pelicans games, an anticipation that something very exciting could be just around the corner. 


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