Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, LA

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 Mercedes-Benz 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.
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Feb 28, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
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Sun
Mar 1, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers
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Tue
Mar 3, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
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Fri
Mar 6, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat
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Mar 14, 2020
11:30 AM
Sun Belt Men's Basketball Semifinal Games
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Mar 14, 2020
5:00 PM
Sun Belt Women's Basketball Semifinal Games
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Sun
Mar 15, 2020
1:00 PM
Sun Belt Men's Basketball Championship Game
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Mar 15, 2020
6:00 PM
Sun Belt Women's Basketball Championship Game
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Mon
Mar 16, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks
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Mar 18, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs
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Mar 20, 2020
6:45 PM
WWE: Smackdown
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Sun
Mar 22, 2020
6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings
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Tue
Mar 24, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies
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Mar 27, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. New York Knicks
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Mar 28, 2020
8:30 PM
Wild n Out
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Apr 3, 2020
TBD
2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - All Sessions Pass
New Orleans, LA
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Apr 3, 2020
7:00 PM
2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - National Semifinals
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Apr 5, 2020
6:00 PM
2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Championship Game
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Apr 7, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets
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Thu
Apr 9, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns
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Fri
Apr 10, 2020
7:00 PM
No Limit Reunion Tour: Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker & Mia X
New Orleans, LA
Sat
Apr 11, 2020
6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Apr 13, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards
New Orleans, LA
Sat
Apr 25, 2020
8:30 PM
Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan
New Orleans, LA
Fri
May 15, 2020
7:30 PM
James Taylor & Jackson Browne
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Jun 2, 2020
7:00 PM
JoJo Siwa
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Wed
Jun 24, 2020
8:00 PM
Elton John
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Tue
Jun 30, 2020
7:00 PM
Justin Bieber
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Sun
Jul 19, 2020
7:30 PM
Lauren Daigle & Johnnyswim
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Aug 5, 2020
7:30 PM
Impractical Jokers Live
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Aug 20, 2020
7:00 PM
Rascal Flatts
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Thu
Aug 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Journey & The Pretenders
New Orleans, LA
Sat
Oct 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Dan And Shay
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Oct 15, 2020
7:30 PM
The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald
New Orleans, LA
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1501 Girod Street, New Orleans, LA
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
18,500
Past Names/Nicknames:
New Orleans Arena
Date/Year Built/Opened:
October 1999