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The Smoothie King Center (formerly New Orleans Arena) is an indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is located in the city's Central Business District, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

It has been home to the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA since 2002, and is also home to some Tulane University basketball games as well as some high school basketball games and other special events. The now-defunct New Orleans Brass of the ECHL played in the New Orleans Arena their last three seasons before their demise in 2002. Since February 2004, the New Orleans VooDoo, of the Arena Football League (AFL), played their home games in the arena until the team folded in 2008. The VooDoo resumed play at the Arena in March 2011.

The arena was completed in 1999 at a cost of $114 million and officially opened on October 19, 1999. The Brass was the main tenant for its first three years until the team was forced to fold after Hornets management demanded priority upon moving. The arena seats 19,000 for concerts, over 18,500 for Hornets games and 16,500 for arena football and has 2,538 club seats and 56 luxury suites.


Date Event Attendance
January 21, 2001Royal Rumble17,137
June 7, 2009Extreme Rules9,124
October 2, 2011Hell in a Cell9,400
February 17, 2013Elimination Chamber15,669

Television Programs

Date Event
December 13, 1999Monday Nitro
August 24, 2000SmackDown
August 27, 2000Heat
January 21, 2001Heat
December 20, 2001SmackDown
December 23, 2001Heat
September 4, 2003SmackDown
September 6, 2003Velocity
July 10, 2007ECW
July 13, 2007SmackDown
July 7, 2008RAW
January 5, 2009RAW
January 6, 2009ECW
December 13, 2010RAW
May 28, 2012RAW
April 7, 2014RAW
April 11, 2014Superstars
January 12, 2015RAW
January 15, 2015Superstars
June 8, 2015RAW
June 11, 2015Superstars
January 11, 2016RAW
January 14, 2016Superstars
June 13, 2016RAW
June 16, 2016Superstars
January 9, 2017RAW
January 10, 2017Main Event
June 13, 2017SmackDown Live
June 13, 2017205 Live
April 7, 2018NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
April 9, 2018RAW
April 10, 2018SmackDown Live
April 10, 2018205 Live
April 11, 2018Main Event
April 11, 2018NXT
September 10, 2018RAW
September 12, 2018Main Event
February 19, 2019SmackDown Live
February 19, 2019205 Live
August 26, 2019RAW
August 28, 2019Main Event

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