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Opened: October 19, 1999
Capacity: 18,500 seats
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1501 Girod  Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
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NBA Basketball Arena Review - New Orleans Arena
One of the great places in America to enjoy some old-fashioned Southern hospitality is in the city of New Orleans. Not only are they known for their gumbo and soul food, but they also have some pretty good sports teams, as well. The New Orleans Hornets are one of those teams that is fully embraced by the city, as is evident every time you step into the New Orleans Arena. Not only do they have one of the most exciting point guards in the league, Chris Paul, they also have a great nucleus of players that should be making noise in the very near future. Experiencing a Hornets game being surrounded by 18,500 screaming fans is a feeling you can only appreciate in New Orleans.

When you are making your plans to travel to the New Orleans Arena, keep in mind that it is located directly across the street from the Louisiana Superdome. This provides four parking garages and two vacant lots for you to park your car when taking in a Hornets game. The arena can easily be reached by taking any of the Superdome exits off of I-10 and following the signs to the New Orleans Arena. The building's location on Girot St. also makes it easy to access from a public transportation standpoint, as there is ample buses and rail lines traveling throughout downtown New Orleans. If you decide to visit the French Quarter before the game, you can simply walk a few blocks to the west, and you will arrive at the arena.

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The variety of available concession stands at New Orleans Arena makes it very easy to find the type of cuisine that you are looking for. From American to Mexican food, there are many different ethnic meals that are available on the four different levels of the building. With a VooDoo Barbecue on hand as well, there are some great opportunities to add true New Orleans flavor to your meal.

Some great food and libations can also be found outside the arena in the nearby areas. One place that you will definitely want to visit is Crescent City Brewhouse. This brewpub not only contains a wide variety of your favorite tasting beers, but they also indulge you by including a full menu of traditional American fare that is sure to satisfy your appetite. The menu is wide-ranging in its scope, but it does a nice job of keeping the local New Orleans flavor as well. You might also find Muriel's on Chartres St. to be a restaurant that allows you to enjoy down South cooking at its finest. Located in the heart of Jackson Square, Muriel's offers some terrific gumbo platters that will give you a true feel for what New Orleans dining is all about.

After your big meal and one of the most intriguing basketball experiences that you will have, you will want to experience the nightlife that only a town like New Orleans can provide. Krazy Korner on Bourbon St. is one nightclub that can't be missed. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, this is a great place to socialize and dance the night away. With live bands and a general laid back feeling, Krazy Korner can fulfill any experience that you desire for your post-game entertainment. If you are looking for more of the sports bar atmosphere, check out Daisy Dukes within the French Quarter of the city. With multiple big screens for your sports viewing pleasure, you can catch up on all the nightly action while still enjoying yourself with some of the friendliest locals that you can find.

Of course, no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a trip to Bourbon St. The home of Mardi Gras is one of the great attractions that the city of New Orleans offers, and the fun and excitement that can be found on a daily basis provides you with hours of awe-inspiring entertainment. From shopping to restaurants and everything in between, Bourbon St. is a really special place to visit. You will also want to participate in one of the famed ghost tours that New Orleans is so famous for. French Quarter Phantoms provides you with real, genuine, and documented stories for your listening pleasure. There are many different ghost tours to choose from, and they all will shock and amaze you with the tales that they tell.

The New Orleans Hornets continue to build their roster to get their team to the top of the NBA's Western Conference. New Orleans Arena provides you with all of the action and excitement that you can handle while you join other Hornets fans in cheering on the hometown team. Experience the history and allure that is not only provided by the Hornets, but also by the city of New Orleans itself. It will be a truly memorable occasion that you will never want to forget.
City of New Orleans Local Information  
Top Tourist Attractions:
French Quarter, Bourbon Street
Take a ride on the St. Charles street car
Lafayette Cemetery

Local Foods:
Cajun influenced Cuisine (Jambalaya, Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee)
Boiled crawfish

Popular Bar Districts:
French Quarter
      Bourbon Street (Tropical Isle, BBC, Razzos, Pat O's)
      Off Bourbon (The Gold Mine, The Alibi, Ryans, Carrousel Bar @ Hotel
              Monteleon )
MARIGNY (Mimi's, DBA, Blu Nile, Applebarrel)
CBD (Whiskey Blue, Gordon Biersch )
       Warehouse District (Lucy's, Vic's, Republic )
       University Area
               Maple Street (Bruno's Tavern, Rocco's Tavern, Raven)
               Other's (Snake N Jake's, The Boot, Cooter Brown's)
       Garden District (Balcony Bar, Bulldog, Rendez Vous Tavern)

Where To Stay:
Downtown New Orleans is home to parks, unique shops, arts, fine dining and much more. You’ll want to choose a hotel that allows you to experience as much of New Orleans as you can.   I suggest staying at Park Plaza or the Warwick Hotel.  The Roosevelt is a really nice upscale hotel with special pricing in the fall.  
Fan Resources:
Pocket Map of New Orleans
Arena Policy
Arena Parking Map

Local Sports Media:
The Times-Picayune

Best Restaurants:
French Quarter
       Galitoires (fine traditional New Orleans/Creole cuisine)
       ACME Oyster House (Seafood – moderate price)
       Muriels (traditional New Orleans cuisine)
       Central Grocery (try their Muffalata)
       Cafe Du Monde (gotta get a coffee there when in town)
       Commander's Palace (best restaurant in the city $$)
       Lilette (fine dining – contemporary New Orleans)
       Dick & Jenny's (New Orleans/Creole, seafood – moderate price)    
       Frankie and Johnies (Seafood – reasonable)
Warehouse District
       Mother's (Soul Food – moderate price)
       August, Luke, Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar

Getting to the Arena:
The New Orleans Arena is located right downtown, and there's plenty of event parking near the arena.  If you're adventurous, you might try staying parked at your hotel as the city of New Orleans is very walkable. The French Quarter and CBD are within walking distance to the Arena, but if your hotel is near the airport, I might suggest getting a cab or taking a hotel shuttle for the game. 

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