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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
Home to the Hornets since 2002, New Orleans Arena is across from The Saints' Superdome in downtown New Orleans where the I-10 and Pontchartrain Expressway meet. Near Tulane University, City Hall, and only a mile and a half from the famous French Quarter, it's easily accessible by car, public transportation, or foot. The area around City Hall is undergoing major transformation, with a big budget redevelopment project going on with the closed Hyatt Regency Hotel and the creation of a "sports entertainment zone" between the hotel and the Superdome.
In addition, work has begun on a streetcar line along Loyola from Canal Street to the Uninion Passenger Terminal nearby. Expect some major positive changes happening around the stadium. As it is though, your choices for pre or post game activities is vast. From wine bar to dive bar, upscale Southern cuisine to beignets in the French Quarter to Harrah's Casino, you're never too far from plenty of options. Be sure to check our "Before & After the Game" map for several great suggestions.
New Orleans Arena and The Superdome across the street have 4 public parking garages and 2 surface lots for public parking, which can hold about 5,000 cars. They are all adjacent to the stadium and parking rates vary from event to event, although it's usually around $20 (cash only!) Since these spots do fill up rather quickly, you should check our exterior map for additional available parking lots, some which you can purchase directly though Parkwhiz. Check our map and look for the parking icons, where you can book right from your phone or computer.
If you don't mind walking a little ways, it is possible to find free street parking if you arrive early enough.
A public transportation stop is located on Poydras Street so if you're coming from the French Quarter you can take the 16-Claiborne bus to S. Carrolton Ave via Poydras.
Other options if you're coming from different directions is the Canal Streetcar to Canal & LaSalle and walking about a half mile South, or the 15-Freret Bus to Canal Street via Loyola & Tulane and walking a half mile West. For more info visit www.norta.com.
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