Charlotte Hornets Announce 2015-16 Preseason Schedule

August 28, 2015 – The Charlotte Hornets announced their eight-game 2015-16 preseason schedule today, which is highlighted by the team’s participation in the NBA Global Games China.  As a part of the event, Charlotte will play two preseason exhibition games against the Los Angeles Clippers, one in Shenzhen and one in Shanghai.

The preseason opens with back-to-back road games: Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Orlando Magic and Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Miami Heat. The Hornets will then travel to China for the two-game series against the Los Angeles Clippers.  The teams will play Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Shenzhen Universiade Center, marking the first NBA game ever played in Shenzhen. The rematch will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Oct. 14.

The Hornets return to Charlotte with consecutive home games at Time Warner Cable Arena, hosting the New York Knicks on Saturday, Oct. 17 and the Chicago Bulls on Monday, Oct. 19. Both home contests tip off at 7 p.m.  Tickets for the preseason home games against New York and Chicago will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Time Warner Cable Arena Box Office, online at hornets.com or via Ticketmaster.com.

The conclusion of the preseason schedule features a two-game road trip that begins Wednesday, Oct. 21 against the Detroit Pistons.  The Hornets will then play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, Oct. 22, finishing the preseason.


Hornets season memberships and the Half Season Pick Plan, which are only way to guarantee the best seats for the Hornets matchups against some of the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars, are available now by calling 704-HORNETS or visiting hornets.com.

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division.  Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community.  The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas.  Time Warner Cable Arena is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually.  For more information, please visit hornets.com or timewarnercablearena.com.


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