Charlotte Hornets release 2016-17 preseason schedule

Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NC (HORNETS) — The Charlotte Hornets today announced their seven-game 2016-17 preseason schedule, which is highlighted by the previously-announced contest against the Boston Celtics in Greensboro, N.C., the home of the team’s new NBA D-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Hornets will also host two home games at Time Warner Cable Arena in the preseason, one against the Minnesota Timberwolves and one against the Chicago Bulls.

The Hornets will open preseason action against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, Oct. 3, at American Airlines Center. Charlotte will then participate in back-to-back matchups against the Celtics at the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, Oct. 6, and at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Oct. 8.  The game in Greensboro will mark the ninth time that North Carolina’s NBA franchise has played a preseason game in the city, the most of any neutral site, and the first since announcing that its new NBA D-League team will begin play this season at the renovated fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

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The Hornets will host their first preseason home game at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 10, against the Minnesota Timberwolves.  After a week layoff, the team returns to the court on Tuesday, Oct. 17, when they visit the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls.  The Hornets end the preseason with back-to-back games at home against the Miami Heat on Thursday, Oct. 20, and on the road at the Target Center against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Oct. 21.

Tickets for Hornets home preseason games will go on sale on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Time Warner Cable Arena box office, online at or, on the Hornets Mobile App, or via phone at 1-800-4NBA-TIX.  Tickets for the game in Greensboro are on sale now and can be purchased at the same locations, along with the Greensboro Coliseum box office.




Date Opponent Site Location Time (ET)
Oct. 3 at Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center Dallas, TX 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 vs. Boston Celtics Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Boston Celtics Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 17 at Chicago Bulls United Center Chicago, IL 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 vs. Miami Heat Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 at Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center Minneapolis, MN 8:00 p.m.


Hornets season memberships and Half Season Pick Plans, which are the only ways to guarantee the best seats for the matchups against some of the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars, are available now by calling 704-HORNETS or visiting


About Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and Greensboro Swarm and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division.  Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community.  The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas.  The Greensboro Swarm are the new NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and will begin play in 2016-17 at the renovated fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Time Warner Cable Arena is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually.  For more information, please visit, or