Located on the threshold of one of America’s most exciting cities, the Smoothie King Center is the largest state-of-the-art venue of its size in the region. Adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and situated on the 55-acre campus of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the Smoothie King Center has been a catalyst for live entertainment development in the area. As home of the New Orleans Pelicans, the Smoothie King Center has helped to anchor the sports complex and provide enhanced event programming and opportunities for the City and State. In addition to playing host to some of the world’s largest musical acts, the Center has hosted several collegiate basketball events including both Men’s and Women’s NCAA Regional Tournament, as well as Women’s Final Four. In 2014, the Smoothie King Center also held the 63rd NBA All-Star Game, and in 2017, the arena held the 66th NBA All-Star Game.
Due to its proximity to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there is shared infrastructure such as parking, equipment, personnel, production services, all of which allows for a very efficiently operated facility. The Smoothie King Center is an intimate, first-class venue that services a variety of programming, including headlining concerts, NBA games, premier sporting events, general sessions and private receptions.