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New Orleans Arena History

If you're looking for a top-tier sporting event and a world-class venue, you're definitely in the right spot, as the New Orleans Arena has been entertaining fans by the thousands ever since it first opened in 1999. New Orleans Arena houses the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA, which is why you know there are always plenty of top-tier matchups from season to season, making New Orleans Arena one of the best places around to find an amazing game featuring some of the most explosive athletes in the entire world. Once you're there in the stands alongside thousands of your fellow fans, you'll be glad that you're not anywhere else.

New Orleans Arena does quite a bit more than just top-tier basketball matchups featuring the Pelicans, however, as it's also the home to a bevy of other live entertainment events throughout the year. It's hosted the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament, major boxing matches and plenty of other exciting events that have helped make New Orleans Arena an icon of the local community. Even pitching in to help restore the city after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Arena is a rare venue that can boast being considerably more than just a sports arena.


New Orleans Arena Events

Whether it's an a highly anticipated concert, an amazing Islanders game or theater event or any of the other type of shows that you might come through town at New Orleans Arena, even someone with an eclectic taste will find something to whet the entertainment appetite. One day you could find Kanye West, the next it could be an amazing matchup featuring the Pelicans and after that who knows, making it always a good idea to check out the schedule and see what is coming through the stage.

Though there are plenty of ways to be entertained these days, there is still no substitution for the live show experience, making it always a good idea to ditch the couch and had out to see all of the action the way it was meant to be seen. This is a place that is known to have a very diverse array of shows on their schedule, giving you plenty of opportunities to get out for a night of top-tier entertainment that you'll be talking about long after it's all over. We all know that NBA hockey is an absolute must, but this is a place that gives you a chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen.


New Orleans, Louisiana

As one of the most famous cities in the U.S. and a place of unparalleled culture and style, New Orleans is a place that you have to see first-hand to truly appreciate. Whether it's a stop-in during Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street, a top-tier matchup featuring the Pelicans at New Orleans Arena or any other countless theatrical productions you can find around town, New Orleans is the type of place that has a little something for everybody, but you're not going to figure that out sitting at home and skipping out on the road trip your buddies wanted you to go on.

Founded all the way back in 1718, New Orleans has risen in stature over the years until it became a seminal city in the U.S., one with an eclectic culture that you're just not going to find anywhere else. The home of Xavier and Tulane, of HBO's Treme and of some of the best live performers in the world, New Orleans is a city that you'll be talking about long after it's all over once you make it there.


New Orleans Arena Seating Layout

No matter where you end up sitting at the New Orleans Arena, you can count on it being a good one, as the buzz of the crowd is sure to be absolutely electric leading up to the opening act. With a capacity of roughly 18,000 for basketball games and more than 19,000 for the biggest concerts of the year, this is the perfectly sized venue for a top-tier live show that you had circled on your calendar, as it feels both intimate and enormous at the same time – a trick that isn't very easy to pull off. But even though your seat is sure to be comfortable, the last thing in the world you'll be thinking about is your seat when world-class entertainers are taking to the stage for a highly anticipated show that you've been daydreaming about all week in your cubicle.


New Orleans Arena Trivia

Did you know that the New Orleans Arena hosted the 2008 NBA All-Star Game?

Yup, Ray Allen and LeBron James came to town and put on a show in the annual NBA exhibition, with LeBron walking away with his second All-Star MVP award in the process after just missing out on a rare All-Star Game triple-double.

But the All-Star Game is only one of the many different amazing games that have gone down at New Orleans Arena, which is why it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the events calendar to see who is coming to town next.

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