The Dallas Mavericks will be playing right in our backyard come this Fall.

Officials with the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, the City of Bossier City and CenturyLink Center are excited to announce a NBA-sanctioned preseason game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Dallas Mavericks at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m.
“We couldn’t be happier to host these two teams in October in Bossier City at the CenturyLink Center. It not only provides a great event for our local citizens to attend but will also bring thousands of sports enthusiasts from other parts of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas,” said Don “Bubba” Williams, Bossier City Councilman and Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commissioner.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 20 starting at 10 a.m. at the CenturyLink Box office and online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at any authorized Ticketmaster Outlet. Ticket prices start at just $12, ensuring that the event is affordable and accessible for the entire community.   

“When we first met with the Pelicans about hosting the game we knew we wanted it, and so we fought hard to bring it here,” said Kelly Wells, vice president of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. “Other cities were very interested in hosting this key preseason matchup.”

The game at CenturyLink Center is the final preseason game for both teams. Group and military ticket packages are available. For game sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Wells at or (318) 429-0651.

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