Pelicans to play preseason game in Biloxi, MS

Pelicans to play preseason game in Biloxi, MS
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POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:04pm

The New Orleans Pelicans will play the Atlanta Hawks Sunday, October 13 in a preseason contest Co-Sponsored by Beau Rivage Resort and Casino at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS. Tip-off is at 1:00 p.m.

This is the first time New Orleans will play in the Gulf South Region while featuring their revamped roster complete with All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and second-year phenom fresh off his second straight summer of Team USA competition Anthony Davis.

"We're thrilled to be able to bring Biloxi a preseason NBA game," said Pelicans Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board Rita Benson LeBlanc. "It's great to bring our team to show our appreciation and connect with Pelican fans that may not be able to travel to New Orleans for games very often."

Additionally, this is the first contest the New Orleans franchise will play in Biloxi, MS since an exhibition with Miami on October 19, 2007.

The Hawks enter the matchup against the new look Pelicans featuring six year veteran Al Horford as well as recent acquisition and Monroe, Louisiana native Paul Millsap.

Tickets for the matchup will go on sale Friday August 30th with prices starting at $8. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Coliseum Box Office, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, go online to, or visit a Ticketmaster outlet near you. The Coliseum Box Office is located at 2350 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi, MS 39531.

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