You’ll have no trouble finding the New Orleans Pelicans arena! The Smoothie King Center is close enough to share parking lots with Caesars Superdome. But that doesn’t guarantee a hassle-free game night experience. So, here’s all you need to know before heading to the next Pelicans home game.  

New Orleans’ franchise has played its home games at the New Orleans Arena (now called Smoothie King Center) since joining the league as an expansion team in 2002. The Western Conference Southwest Division team earned their only Division title in 2008. The NOLA team was briefly known as the Hornets before changing the name to Pelicans after the 2012-13 NBA season.  

If you are a new fan, here’s what you must know about your team before the next game at Smoothie King Arena: 

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