The New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, was opened in 1999. It is an indoor multipurpose arena that is next to the Louisiana Superdome in the Central Business District.
At the current time, there is one team that calls the Arena its home - the New Orleans Hornets. This NBA basketball team has been there since 2002. Other teams also play there occasionally, such as the Tulane University basketball team and some high school basketball teams play there as well.
Many large sport events have been held at the Arena in the past. Football games such as the ArenaBowl XXI and XXII were held there in 2007 and 2008. The Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournaments were there in 2007. It will also be there again in 2010. Women's basketball tournaments were also held there in 2004 and in 2008. Major wrestling events of the WWF, such as the WWF Raw in 2008, and the WWF Extreme Rules in 2009, have also been held at the Arena.
On a regular basis, the Arena is the center stage for many different types of sport events. This means that about any time when you visit New Orleans that there will most likely be some sport event happening at the Arena. Just check the various online calendars to discover what the events are during that time period - and order your tickets online.
The Arena is also host to many other special events, too, including concerts and shows. It can hold 19,000 people for concerts. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, its facilities were used for medical teams - largely because it had survived better than the Superdome and was still able to keep out water.
After Katrina, the Arena immediately picked up its normal schedule of activities and hosted many large events and concerts. This includes the following events and personalities: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Screamfest '07, the Police concert, Metallica, and the Britney Spears Circus concert.
Every month some new activity, game, or event is scheduled at the Arena. This means that if you are in the New Orleans area, that you can always find some event to attend - possibly even as a family. Some great family events that are coming up include the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions; the Sesame Streets Elmo's Green Thumb; the Miley Cyrus concert and more. Various musicians will also be performing there, as well, including the Journey's Revelation Tour, Creed, AC / DC, and many more.
If you have a special event and need somewhere to host it, the Arena could be your perfect location for it. There are a number of rooms and services available that can make your special event very memorable.
While you are visiting in the New Orleans area, you will also want to take in some of the sights, foods, and sounds that New Orleans is known for. There are many activities going on elsewhere in an around the city and some wonderful restaurants and stores to visit near the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.