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The Pelicans average ticket price for the regular season NBA games has remained relatively consistent with an overall growth of ticket prices over the last six seasons. The largest increase came during the 2014-2015 season with an increase of 79%, moving from $14 average ticket price to $25 Pelicans ticket price. The New Orleans Pelicans had a low price average of $10 during the 2011-12 season, but over the few years, the price has increased 300% to the current price. The average ticket price for the Pelicans regular season ticket for 2016-17 is currently at $40, which is the highest ticket price versus the previous years.

New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Average Ticket Prices

(Data updated 10/28/2016)

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2018 Pelicans Season Preview

In theory, combining Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins should result in the best frontcourt in the game. The experiment had some ups and downs last year, but should these two get on the same page then the Pelicans have a chance of sniffing the playoffs. For this to happen, Cousins needs to play defense for New Orleans. It’s been an issue, as he tends to focus most of his efforts on the offensive side of the ball. If he starts to get back on D, this will be a much-improved Pelicans team. The biggest weakness with New Orleans has been durability. Jrue Holiday and Davis missed significant games last year, and while Rajon Rondo has his pedigree to fall back on, he might be one of the worst starting PGs in the league in 2017. New Orleans added Ian Clark, Charles Cooke, Frank Jackson, Jalen Jones, Darius Miller and Rondo. Very little. But they also lost very little as well. It's going to be an up and down year in New Orleans. This all hinges on the Davis/Cousins relationship. Whether you are planning on cheering on the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center or supporting the Pelicans on the road, TicketCity has some of the best deals for all 2017-2018 New Orleans Pelicans tickets, including home and away games.

New Orleans Pelicans Basketball at Smoothie King Center

Address: 1501 Girod St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113

The Pelicans play their home games at the Smoothie King Center, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. When filled to capacity, Smoothie King Center holds more than 17 thousand screaming Pelicans fans. The site of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, Smoothie King Center is sure to be a popular destination this season as New Orleans enters the first season after rebranding the franchise as the Pelicans. The New Orleans Pelicans home bench is on the Smoothie King Center court side in front of sections 111-112. Smoothie King Center parking information is covered in our Pelicans event guide.

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New Orleans Pelicans Rivals

Pelicans vs. Rockets

The Pelicans and the Rockets have the potential to form one of the better rivalries in the NBA in the upcoming seasons. As inner-division foes and with both rosters featuring up-and-coming stars, this match-up will only gain relevance. The two teams have played over 65 times dating back to the days when the Pelicans were in Charlotte.

Pelicans vs. Spurs

The Pelicans and the Spurs are in neighboring states, but the clubs aren’t quite so neighborly on the court. The highlight of the rivalry came in 2008 when the teams met in the Western Conference Semifinals. The series went the distance with the Pelicans eventually falling to the Spurs, but the hard fought games gave a glimpse of what this rivalry could become on a regular basis.

Pelicans vs. Mavericks

With over 70 total games played between the Pelicans and the Mavericks, the rivalry continues to become more intense. This rivalry peaked in 2008 when the two teams met in the Western Conference first round with New Orleans defeating Dallas in five games. As division foes, this rivalry will only increase in the years to come.

Pelicans in the NBA Finals, Western Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs

The Pelicans are hopeful that a name change will lead to more success on the basketball court. New Orleans is still searching for their first NBA and Conference championship to go along with their one division title. The franchise has made the playoffs over 10 times since entering the league and will only to that number in future seasons.

New Orleans Pelicans Event Guide

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What time do gates open prior to tipoff at a Pelicans game?

Doors open 1 hour before game time to the general public.

Where are good places to eat before a Pelicans game?

Not too far from Smoothie King Center is Champions Square that is home to numerous great restaurants. There really isn’t a bad choice in Champions Square, but WOW Wingery, Pigeon’s Catering, and Drago’s are three great options. New Orleans is known for having some of the best French food in the country. We recommend trying Ste. Marie. If you are a fan of seafood, try Borgne, The Red Maple or Deanie’s Seafood. No New Orleans food guide is complete without Cajun food. It is quite hard to find a bad Cajun restaurant in New Orleans, but Cafe Reconcile and Bon Ton Café are two of the best anywhere. Other good dining options are Palace Café, Port of Call, or Three Muses.

Where is the best place to park at Smoothie King Center?

Smoothie King Center is conveniently located just south of the Superdome. Surrounding the Superdome are 6 large parking garages and numerous outdoor lots that have ample room for fans going to the Pelicans game. Prices run from $10 to $15 and it is always best to arrive early to guarantee yourself a convenient spot.

Does my child need a ticket to go to a Pelicans game?

Children 3 years old and older will be required to have a ticket to enter Smoothie King Center. Any child under the age of 3 will be allowed to sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. It is best to bring proof of your child’s age to the gate to ensure they are allowed to enter the game.

New Orleans Pelicans Preview History

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2016 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans had a disappointing season when they were not able to make a return to the playoffs. As they prepare for the 2016-2017 NBA season, the Pelicans will be working to rebound from one of the worst seasons in franchise history with a final record of 30-52. In Alvin Gentry’s second season as the New Orleans Pelicans head coach, he has been focusing on obtaining hard-working players. It will be crucial for the Pelicans to add supporting players to their roster for Anthony Davis. Some exciting additions in 2016 are E’Twanun Moore and Solomon Hill, who have expressed their excitement on joining the team in New Orleans this season. Look for the New Orleans Pelicans to have a bounce-back season and make a run at the playoffs.

2015 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans reached the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011, and put together one of the most exciting young teams in the NBA. The 2015-16 New Orleans Pelicans roster will look much the same as a year ago. Anthony Davis has evolved into a legitimate superstar in the NBA and will be the focus for the Pelicans on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. The Pelicans were able to retain both Davis and Eric Gordon in the offseason, and also added reserve point guard Ish Smith, who will help distribute the ball to scorers like Gordon, Tyreke Evans, and Dante Cunningham. While Davis has emerged as a top tier talent in New Orleans, the question remains if there are enough pieces around him for the Pelicans to contend in 2015-16. Look for the New Orleans Pelicans to be a tough draw again in the Western Conference this season.

2014 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans came into the 2013-14 NBA season with many expectations. Anthony Davis was coming off of a strong rookie season in New Orleans and was primed to take the next step into NBA superstardom. Davis lived up to expectations, averaging a double double, but the New Orleans Pelicans were just a little too young to make their way into the NBA Western Conference playoffs. The hype around Anthony Davis has only grown in 2014-15 and he has cemented himself as the Pelicans superstar for the foreseeable future. Looking at the New Orleans Pelicans 2014-15 schedule, the trouble for the Pelicans is the crowded Western Conference that they play in. Davis will have talent around him in New Orleans in Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, and newcomer Omer Asik but will clearly be the focus of the team’s offensive and defensive efforts. Look for the New Orleans Pelicans to improve from last season, finish the season with more than 40 wins, and be in the hunt for the NBA playoffs late in the season.

2013 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The Hornets-turned-Pelicans have a new name this season, but will it come with new results? Anthony Davis got some big-time help in the offseason in the form of Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday in hopes that it will. The Hornets won only 27 games in the 2012-13 Season and were rewarded by grabbing Nerlen Noels and quickly dealing him and next year’s 1st –round pick to the Sixers for Holiday. The Pelicans should be an exciting team to watch and can make the postseason if they can remain relatively healthy.

New Orleans will open up the season in Orlando on Nov. 1 before returning to the Crescent City to play Charlotte the next night. Other key home games will be vs. Oklahoma City on Dec. 6, vs. San Antonio on Jan. 13 and vs. Chicago on Feb. 1.

2012 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

With the departure of their star player, Chris Paul, before the start of the 2011-12 season, the New Orleans Hornets couldn't seem to overcome the loss of the talented point guard. While the team's roster had a few bright spots throughout the season, the Hornets limped to a 21-45 record and 15th in the Western Conference. Fortunately, the Hornets experienced a stroke of good luck in the NBA draft lottery and scored the top pick, selecting forward Anthony Davis from Kentucky. The team has also extensively reworked their roster in the offseason to put together a mixture of young talent and savvy veterans to compete in a highly competitive Western Conference.

The Hornets roster experienced a series of changes during the offseason, as the team looked to shed big men like Emeka Okafor, Chris Kaman and Carl Landry. The team's leading scorer from a year ago, point guard Jarrett Jack, signed with the Golden State Warriors and the position looks to be one of their biggest question marks heading into the season. The team did draft the talented Austin Rivers with their second first round pick this year, but the Hornets may try to bring him along slowly and allow starter Greivis Vasquez to maintain his steadying influence over the offense.

The Hornets received a very talented guard from the Clippers in Eric Gordon when they made the trade for Chris Paul, but he was only able to see action in nine games during the 2011-12 season. With his return, and new additions like forward Ryan Anderson from the Magic and center Robin Lopez, who the team traded for during the offseason, the Hornets seem to be in good shape. Starting forward Al-Farouq Aminu is incredibly underrated in league circles and has proven to be a strong presence in the paint. Ultimately the question for any contending team is its depth situation, and the Hornets' bench may have a few surprises in store. Forward Darius Miller and guard Riley Mason Jr. should see increased playing time and provide a needed spark off the bench.

For a team that looks to be in the first year of a major rebuilding project, the Hornets have a surprising amount of talent that could come together quite nicely. With a mixture of high-end draft picks, new faces in search of a fresh start and a few proven veterans, the Hornets may have the mix of talent and experience to make some serious strides during the 2012-13 season.

2011 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

With the Chris Paul situation behind them, the New Orleans Hornets can now focus on playing the basketball their bounty has given them. Shooting guard Eric Gordon might be the best piece the Hornets picked up in the deal, and his ceiling’s high. Chris Kaman is a former All-Star who can definitely defend and score, and Al-Farouq Aminu is a forward who is starting to blossom into a high-line defender and scorer. 

2010 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The New Orleans Hornets disappointed some fans last season when they failed to qualify for the postseason. After their star point guard Chris Paul flirted with trade talks during the offseason, the front office made some moves to surround him with talent. Now, the Hornets should have enough depth and star power to carry them to the playoffs, but how far they go remains to be seen.

The biggest issue with the Hornets last season was that Paul was gone for nearly half the year due to an injured knee. With Paul healthy and the addition of forward Trevor Ariza, who is coming off the best season of his career, New Orleans has a solid offense. The team's leading scorer from a year ago, David West, is also returning.

New Orleans will have to improve on defense, however, as they ranked 21 in the NBA in points allowed. Former NCAA Player of the Year Emeka Okafor was brought in to stabilize the frontcourt, but was somewhat disappointing. If he can prove to be a stable player down low, the defense should get better. Peja Stojakovic needs to improve as well, as the 6-foot-10 forward was underwhelming.

2009 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The New Orleans Hornets head into the 2009-2010 NBA season with big expectations in the Big Easy. The Hornets slipped a bit last year, so Head Coach Byron Scott will be hoping to return to their top form from the 2007-2008 season. Scott has all-star point guard Chris Paul back to lead the talent New Orleans roster. Paul, Peja Stojakovic, David West and new acquisition Emeka Okafor will look to put the Hornets back on top of the SW Division of the Western Conference.

2008 New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview

The New Orleans Hornets are a team to beat in the Eastern Conference of the NBA this season. With star scorer Peja Stojakovich back, and sporting the NBA's finest point guard in Chris Paul, the Hornets will give the big teams in the West a tough fight come playoff time this year. Watch a Hornets game at New Orleans Arena and you’ll see a physical team rebuilding itself to past glory in a city celebrated for doing the same.

New Orleans Pelicans News

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New Orleans Pelicans News - 4/4/2017

The Pelicans have not yet been eliminated from the playoffs, but with five games left in the regular season, four of which are ranked higher than New Orleans in the standings, the playoffs are a long shot. The New Orleans Pelicans will play their last home game Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets; tickets for the game have an average ticket price of $23.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 3/23/2017

DeMarcus Cousins played his best game with the Pelicans since his trade against the Memphis Grizzlies. Cousins ended the Tuesday night game with 41 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks. The New Orleans Pelicans will travel to Houston to play their next game against the Rockets; Pelicans vs Rockets matchup has an average ticket price of $60.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 2/28/2017

With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins during the trade, the Pelicans have now one of the most dynamic frontcourts in the league with the combo of Davis and Cousins. But time is not on their side with the No. 13 spot in the West and three losses in a row after the All-Star break. The chemistry within the New Orleans Pelicans needs to see improvements as they play the Pistons and Spurs to finish off this week’s games. Friday night’s game at the Smoothie King Center between Pelicans vs Spurs has an average ticket price of $47.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 2/16/2017

The Pelicans played their last game before the Grizzlies for their last game before the All-Star break. The Pelicans vs Grizzlies matchup resulted in New Orleans second consecutive win. On the 23rd, the team will return from the break for a matchup against the Rockets; the Pelicans vs Rockets’ average ticket price is currently at $40.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 1/31/2017

The New Orleans Pelicans had two big wins against top teams Cavaliers and Spurs last week but then were not able to maintain that level of playing when they lost to the Wizards Sunday night. The Pelicans will play the rest of the week on the road with matchups against the Raptors, Pistons and Wizards. The most affordable game of the week is against the Pistons with an average ticket price of $23.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 1/19/2017

The Pelicans have remained as a contender for the Western Conference playoffs with wins against the Knicks and Nets last week. Last night’s game against the Magic, the Pelicans dominated the game with a final score of 118-98. The New Orleans Pelicans will play the Nets at the Smoothie King Center tomorrow for their last game of the week; tickets average at $26.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 1/5/2017

The Pelicans are slowly closing the gap between wins and losses for the regular season with a current record of 14-22. Before their loss to the Cavaliers on Monday, the Pelicans were on a four-game winning streak, which has been the second time they achieved that for the 2016-2017 season. Two more games are set to play this week for the Pelicans against the Hawks at home and on the road against the Celtics. The Thursday night game at Smoothie King Center for Pelicans vs Hawks has a low average ticket price of $25.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 12/20/2016

The Pelicans have had a hard time figuring out the team’s identity which has resulted in eight losses over the past 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans did see Tyreke Evans return to the court last week and are hoping he will bring a more winning consistency for their upcoming games. Fans can go see the Pelicans play two home games this week when the Thunder and Heat visit the Smoothie King Center.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 12/8/2016

The New Orleans Pelicans will finish off this week of games against the 76ers at home and then on the road against the Clippers. The Pelicans will be looking to end the week on a high note with wins to break their current 3-game losing streak. The average ticket prices for the matchup with the Pelicans are at $27 and then the average increases when they travel to LA with a price of $49.

New Orleans Pelicans News - 11/21/2016

The Pelicans have made some significant improvements after starting the regular season with 8 consecutive losses; their current record is 4-10. Jrue Holiday returned to the Pelicans team and proved his positive impact on the team. The Pelicans were missing Anthony Davis due to another injury but were still able to get the win against the Celtics, Blazers and Hornets.

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