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New Orleans Pelicans to Host Preseason Game in Birmingham

By Birmingham Squadron Staff /May 22, 2023

New Orleans to play Houston at Legacy Arena on Thursday, Oct. 12

BIRMINGHAM, Ala – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team will return to Birmingham for a preseason game for the second consecutive season as New Orleans takes on the Houston Rockets at Legacy Arena on Oct. 12. Legacy Arena is home to the Birmingham Squadron, the Pelicans’ NBA G League affiliate. Last season’s preseason game between New Orleans and Atlanta was played in front of a sellout crowd of 15,486.

“We want to thank the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, and everyone involved that allows for the Pelicans to make our second preseason appearance at Legacy Arena,” said Pelicans Governor Gayle Benson. ”The decision to launch the Squadron was a commitment by the Pelicans organization to invest in the Birmingham community, and we are humbled to have the team play another preseason game in Birmingham to kickoff our season.”

“We are thrilled to once again bring the Pelicans and NBA basketball to the Magic City,” said Birmingham Squadron general manager Leslie Claybrook. “I know Birmingham will bring the same level of excitement and energy as it did for last year’s sold out preseason game and provide the Squadron great momentum going into year three.” Both the Pelicans and Rockets won their last game in Birmingham, with New Orleans defeating Atlanta, 120-111, last season, while Houston bested Memphis 131-115 on Oct. 2, 2018 at Legacy Arena.

Season ticket membership plans for the Birmingham Squadron’s 2023-24 campaign are on sale now. Squadron season ticket holders will receive complimentary tickets in their season ticket seat location for the preseason game between the Pelicans and Rockets and will also have the ability to purchase additional tickets for the preseason matchup at a special season ticket holder rate. Group plans of 10 or more people are also available for the preseason game. Individual tickets for the Pelicans preseason game at Legacy Arena will go on sale at a later date. Tickets will be made available through the Squadron ticket office and Ticketmaster. For additional details, fans can click here or call the Squadron ticket office at (205) 719-0850.

Broadcast information and tip-off time for Oct. 12’s preseason game in Birmingham will be announced at a later date.
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