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July 18th

Hornets to play Celtics in preseason home game in Greensboro

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team will host the Boston Celtics in a preseason home game on Thursday, October 6, at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The game, which will tip off at 7:30 p.m., will mark the ninth time that Charlotte’s NBA franchise has played a preseason game in Greensboro, the most of any neutral site.

Tickets for the contest will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22, and can be purchased online at hornets.com or ticketmaster.com, on the Hornets Mobile App, at the Greensboro Coliseum box office, at Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices start at $10 plus applicable fees.

“As we have done in previous seasons, we are proud to be able to bring Hornets basketball to areas around the region,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “With our new NBA D-League team beginning play in Greensboro this season, we are excited to help tip off the inaugural Swarm campaign with a Hornets preseason contest right next door to the new fieldhouse."

In addition to the Hornets preseason game, Greensboro will welcome the team’s new NBA D-League affiliate in 2016-17.  The Greensboro Swarm will play 24 home games at the renovated fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Swarm season tickets are on sale now for as little as $7 per ticket per game.  For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit gsoswarm.com or call 336-907-3600.