Situated in New Orleans' bustling Central Business District, Smoothie King Center is the home of the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans
. Besides all of the team’s home games, the center has hosted events including NCAA basketball games, bull riding, MMA, wrestling, boxing and arena football. It’s also a popular destination for touring artists, with performances from the likes of Shania Twain, Rage Against the Machine, Bruno Mars and Mariah Carey.
Because it shares a campus with the Caesars Superdome, the center has plenty of parking options. There are seven garages and two lots nearby—but be sure to hit the ATM first, since most lots accept cash only. Tailgating is prohibited in Smoothie King Center lots and garages before all events. The nearby Union Passenger Terminal also connects fans to the center via various rail and bus networks, including NORTA. Backpacks and outside food and drinks should be left at home.
Fans can walk to downtown New Orleans’ numerous hotels and restaurants from the arena. It’s only a 15-minute drive from the culturally rich French Quarter, where visitors can dine on traditional Creole dishes at famous restaurants, pop into a jazz club for an evening of music or explore the many historic landmarks that pepper the neighborhood.
Who is playing at Smoothie King Center this weekend?
Scroll through upcoming basketball games and concerts at Smoothie King Center to find out who will be playing near you this weekend in New Orleans.
Who is playing at Smoothie King Center tonight?
You can shop last minute tickets for games and concerts happening at Smoothie King Center tonight or scroll to view the full schedule.
What time do doors open at Smoothie King Center?
Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at Smoothie King Center. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.
What time do games end at Smoothie King Center?
Every NBA game and concert will typically end at a different time. Set times and ending times for Smoothie King Center are usually not established.
Who plays at Smoothie King Center?
The New Orleans Pelicans
are the home team at the Smoothie King Center.