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.
Thu
Oct 24, 2019
TBD
2019-2020 New Orleans Pelicans Season Tickets (Includes Tickets to All Regular Season Home Games)
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Apr 3, 2020
TBD
2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - All Sessions Pass
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Apr 5, 2020
6:00 PM
2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Championship Game
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Fri
Apr 3, 2020
7:00 PM
2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - National Semifinals
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Nov 6, 2019
7:00 PM
Casting Crowns & Hillsong Worship
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Fri
Feb 7, 2020
7:30 PM
Celine Dion
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Dec 13, 2019
8:00 PM
Cher
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Sat
Oct 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Dan and Shay
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Sat
Nov 2, 2019
1:30 PM
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Nov 3, 2019
1:30 PM
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Nov 12, 2019
7:30 PM
Jonas Brothers
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Mar 16, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Jan 26, 2020
5:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Dec 17, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Apr 7, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Jan 8, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Dec 3, 2019
6:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Oct 25, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Jan 24, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Oct 31, 2019
8:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Dec 9, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Nov 17, 2019
6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Oct 28, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Nov 11, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Dec 29, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets
New Orleans, LA
Sat
Dec 28, 2019
6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers
New Orleans, LA
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
2:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Nov 14, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Mar 1, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Nov 27, 2019
8:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Jan 31, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Mar 24, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Feb 4, 2020
6:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Mar 3, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. New York Knicks
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Dec 1, 2019
4:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Feb 13, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Dec 15, 2019
2:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic
New Orleans, LA
Sat
Apr 11, 2020
6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Dec 5, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Apr 9, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Nov 19, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Feb 11, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers
New Orleans, LA
Sun
Mar 22, 2020
6:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Jan 22, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Mar 18, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs
New Orleans, LA
Fri
Nov 8, 2019
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors
New Orleans, LA
Thu
Jan 16, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Jan 6, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Apr 13, 2020
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Oct 29, 2019
7:00 PM
The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer
New Orleans, LA
Wed
Dec 18, 2019
7:30 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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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