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Football, basketball, baseball, golf, horse racing, running...whatever sport you're into, we have the best of them here in New Orleans. Year-round!

New Orleans' fanaticism for pro sports has a long history, dating back to the 19th century. To a time when the "Big Three" of American sports were baseball, boxing and horse racing and we had all three! When pro football and basketball zoomed in popularity by the late 20th/early 21st centuries, New Orleans kept pace and added the Saints and the Pelicans. And the VooDoo, when Arena Football began taking off.

Today New Orleans is still basking in the afterglow of a Super Bowl-winning season for the New Orleans Saints and taking pride in a Pelicans team that has been an NBA playoff contender nearly every year since locating here in 2002. Championship golf found a home in New Orleans many years ago when the New Orleans Open (now the Zurich Classic) was elevated to major tournament status on the annual PGA circuit. Horse racing at the nation's third-oldest track the Fair Grounds has witnessed nearly 140 years of racing history, shared equally by legendary thoroughbreds and the jockeys who rode them.

Add internationally recognized running events, college football bowl games, championship college basketball tournaments, and a rapidly growing interest in soccer to the mix and you have a city that loves its sports as much as its fine cuisine, its fabulous music and "passing a good time" at Mardi Gras.

Listed below are the top upcoming sporting events with links to teams and venues for more information. When it comes to the best in competitive sports you're likely to find something exciting going on during your stay here in New Orleans.

January 2015
January 1 81st Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome
January 2 Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets New Orleans Arena
January 5 Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards New Orleans Arena
January 9 Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Arena
January 21 Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers New Orleans Arena
January 25 Mardi Gras Marathon Starts at Poydras St. and Camp St.
January 25 Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Arena
January 26 Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers New Orleans Arena
January 28 Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets New Orleans Arena
January 30 Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers New Orleans Arena
February 2015
February 2 Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks New Orleans Arena
February 4 Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder New Orleans Arena
February 7 Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls New Orleans Arena
February 9 Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz New Orleans Arena
February 11 Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers New Orleans Arena
February 23 Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors New Orleans Arena
February 25 Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets New Orleans Arena
February 27 Pelicans vs. Miami Heat New Orleans Arena
March 2015
March 4 Pelicans vs. Detroit New Orleans Arena
March 6 Pelicans vs. Boston New Orleans Arena
March 7 Pelicans vs. Memphis New Orleans Arena
March 15 Pelicans vs. Denver New Orleans Arena
March 17 Pelicans vs. Milwaukee New Orleans Arena
March 25 Pelicans vs. Houston New Orleans Arena
March 27 Pelicans vs. Sacramento New Orleans Arena
March 29 Pelicans vs. Minnesota New Orleans Arena
April 2015
April 7 Pelicans vs. Golden State New Orleans Arena
April 10 Pelicans vs. Phoenix New Orleans Arena
April 15 Pelicans vs. San Antonio New Orleans Arena
April 23-26 Zurich Classic TPC Louisiana
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