The New Orleans Pelicans set a franchise record for season tickets sold last season, and they would like to do it again.
The Pelicans will hold their select-a-seat event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smoothie King Center. It allows fans to view potential seats with the aid of team representatives, who also will discuss with them the various season-ticket packages.
“We’ll have a court down so fans can see just where they’d sit as it relates to action on the court,” said Saints/Pelicans vice president Mike Stanfield.
Stanfield said the Pelicans likely will hold other select-a-seat events, but this one obviously allows prospective buyers an early look.
“Last year, we sold just under 13,000 season tickets,” he said. “We have some floor seats available and some in the lower bowl that are attractive for this season.”
The previous record for season tickets sold was 11,800 after the team, then called the Hornets, won 56 games during the 2008-09 season.
There are 12-game, half-season and full-season ticket packages, and a weekend package also will be available, Stanfield said. A package can be purchased for as low as $150, and a full-season package in the upper bowl for $324.
Evans has surgery
Shooting guard Tyreke Evans had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday to clean out scar tissue, the team said.
He will start rehabilitating the knee immediately, but it is expected to take six to eight weeks to heal.
Evans missed 10 games last season, mostly because of sprained ankles. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals, spending most of the season as the team’s sixth man. However, in the final 22 games, after he became a starter, he averaged 19.9 points, 9.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds.