New Orleans Pelicans 2013-14 Season
10/25/13 - The average price of New Orleans Pelicans tickets is up over 200%. Last season, the average price of a ticket inside New Orleans Arena was $66, this year,$203. The jump moved the Pelicans from the 8th cheapest team in the league to 9th most expensive this year. It was the largest spike in price
in the entire league and can be credited to the smart off-season acquisitions and trades, in addition to the new identity of the team
9/3/13 - The New Orleans Pelicans made some big moves this offseason to their roster. The Pelicans traded their #6 draft pick Nerlens Noel to the Philadelphia 76ers for 2013 All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans also acquired former #1 pick Tyreke Evans in a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings. 2013 Rookie of the Year runner-up Anthony Davis should show improvement this season and guard Eric Gordon could become the team’s breakout star if he manages to stay healthy. While the young squad is likely a few years away from contending in the Western Conference, they could challenge for their first playoff berth since the departure of Chris Paul. Look for interest in the newly named Pelicans to increase in 2013 and New Orleans Pelicans tickets prices to rise. Just one month before the preseason starts, Pelicans ticket prices are three-times higher than last year (avg. $185).
3/8/13 - Rebuilding is in full swing in New Orleans. With the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Hornets drafted Anthony Davis out of the University of Kentucky. As part of the Chris Paul trade, the Hornets also acquired the 10th pick which they used to draft Austin Rivers, son of Boston Celtic Coach Doc Rivers. Unfortunately for the Hornets, injuries have limited the amount of playing time for both of their rookies, but Davis has been healthy of late and is averaging over 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and picking up nearly 2 blocks per outing. The news has been better for Eric Gordon whose knee seems to be returning to full strength. The star shooting guard is returning to form which is great news for fans since his acquisition from the Los Angeles Clippers was supposed to be the first piece of the rebuilding puzzle. Offseason acquisition Ryan Anderson, 2012's Most Improved Player and 3-point field goals leader, has also played well averaging 2.8 threes and 16.6 points per game. The makeup of the Hornets roster isn't the only thing that's changing; next year, the team will change its name to the New Orleans Pelicans.
At the beginning of the season, New Orleans Hornets tickets averaged $68 for a seat inside New Orleans Arena — tenth cheapest tickets in the NBA on the resale market. At the end of February, New Orleans tickets were the 3rd cheapest tickets in the League, only the Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons were cheaper. Two of the three most expensive games this season at New Orleans Arena will be when the Los Angeles Lakers come to town. All but six Hornets games have tickets available under $10. Remaining games on the Hornets schedule with cheap tickets include: Boston Celtics ($11), Los Angeles Clippers ($6), and Dallas Mavericks ($2).