Pelicans to hold practice open to public October 1 at Smoothie King Center

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans are excited to welcome fans back to the Smoothie King Center for the team’s annual open practice presented by Hancock Whitney, official bank of the Pelicans, on Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Open practice offers fans a firsthand look at the 2022-23 team and features appearances from Pierre The Pelican and the Pelicans Entertainment Team. Concession stands will be open during the event.

Tickets for open practice are free of charge and open to the public. Fans can reserve tickets by registering at beginning on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. Registration is limited to four tickets per person and seating is general admission.

Additionally, the Pelicans will host a pre-practice party starting at 12:30 p.m. on Dave Dixon Drive, which will feature live music, concessions, face-painting, games and more. Tickets are not required to attend the party.

Complimentary parking will be available in Garage #2 and Garage #5 of the Caesars Superdome on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 11:30 a.m.

Doors for the event will open at 1:00 p.m. Fans can enter through the Northeast ground, Northwest ground, and North 100 entrances.

For more information on the Pelicans upcoming season, please visit

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