New Orleans Pelicans Chicago Tickets
The United Center in Chicago is buzzing with excitement as the upcoming NBA season is about to kick off. There are many questions revolving around the fate of the Bulls, most pressing of all being how they will square up to the challenge of the New Orleans Pelicans as they arrive at the ‘Windy City’ for a feisty encounter. Be there to watch your favorite team take on Derrick Rose and the Bulls at their home turf. Buy New Orleans Pelicans Chicago tickets and catch the riveting action live.
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The Pelicans are one of the youngest franchises in the ultra competitive world of the NBA. The franchise is placed in the Western Conference where they play in the Southwest division. The Pelicans are headquartered in New Orleans and play their home games at the ‘Smoothie King Center.’ The Pelicans were founded by George Shinn in 2002 when he took his club the Charlotte Hornets to New Orleans.
Moving to Oklahoma
The New Orleans Hornets had to relocate again in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The franchise shifted to Oklahoma City and played in the league for two years as the Oklahoma Hornets. However, the franchise was finally able to come back to New Orleans again.
Change of Name and New History
When the Charlotte Bobcats changed their name back to the Hornets, they all reclaimed their old history, leaving the New Orleans based franchise with the task of coming up with a new identity. In keeping with the tradition of the area, the new name of the franchise was chosen to be New Orleans Pelicans.
Developing a Reputation as a Fighting Unit
The Pelicans have won respect in the league for their never-say-die attitude. Over the years, the franchise has amassed a win-loss record that currently stands at 498-552 which is just a shade under 500 and very impressive for a young team. During their short lived span, the Pelicans have achieved important milestones in the form of making it to the playoffs six times. In addition to this, the franchise collected its first silverware when it won the division title. All in all this is one club that is on its way up. Do not miss watching the Pelicans in action; buy New Orleans Pelicans Chicago tickets now.