News Release

Pelicans take on Hawks on October 13th, 2013 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum

August 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans will play the Atlanta Hawks Sunday, Oct. 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 p.m.

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

"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 since an exhibition with Miami on Oct. 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 Aug. 30 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.