NBA's Wizards and Pelicans to play in Jacksonville

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NBA preseason game coming to Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown announced Monday that the NBA is coming to Jacksonville.

The game, Hoops for Troops, will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The New Orleans Pelicans will play against the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m.  

“We’re honored to welcome the NBA back to Jacksonville,” Brown said. “This game continues our great partnership with the NBA, and it’s another opportunity to showcase Jacksonville as a go-to place for sports.  Once again, we’ll have the Fan Fest block party before the big game, featuring live entertainment, games and more. It’s free and family-friendly.”

Brown says all the proceeds will go to the Veterans Trust Fun. 


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Tickets for the preseason NBA game will be available on July 25 at 10 a.m. with prices starting at $15.

Brown announced a partnership with the United Services Organization to provide tickets to service members. Military members will be able to receive discounted tickets through the USO offices at NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport. 

Former Florida Gator and Jacksonville native Patric Young signed a two-year contract with the Pelicans over the weekend.