Charlotte Hornets Unveil 2023-24 Regular-Season Schedule: 35th Anniversary Season Commences at Home
The Hornets are eagerly preparing for an action-packed season that is set to kick off on October 25. Their first game will be a thrilling home match against the Atlanta Hawks at the iconic Spectrum Center. Fans and enthusiasts alike can already mark their calendars for this exciting event. Single-game tickets will be up for grabs, and starting Saturday, August 19, at 10 a.m., you can secure your seats through various channels such as Hornets.com, ticketmaster.com, and the Hornets App.
As the Hornets gear up for this new season, there's an air of anticipation due to an exceptional milestone on the horizon. The team is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary, commemorating the journey that began with their inaugural season. While the exact details are still under wraps, there are promises of special plans to honor this incredible achievement. Fans can look forward to a series of events and activities that pay tribute to the Hornets' rich history and the remarkable path they've traveled.
One of the most exciting aspects of the upcoming season is the lineup of noteworthy matchups that fans can eagerly await. The Hornets' home schedule is brimming with captivating clashes against some of the most prominent NBA teams and star players. On February 5, all eyes will be on the Spectrum Center as the Hornets take on the mighty Los Angeles Lakers, led by none other than the legendary LeBron James. Another date to circle is March 29, when the Hornets go head-to-head against the Golden State Warriors, led by the phenomenal Stephen Curry.
Adding to the excitement, the Hornets are set to be part of the NBA's inaugural In-Season Tournament. The team will host thrilling games against the Miami Heat on November 14 and the Milwaukee Bucks on November 17 as part of this new tournament format. This tournament introduces a fresh dynamic to the regular season, creating more engaging matchups and adding an element of competition beyond the traditional structure.
For fans who love weekend basketball action, the Hornets' schedule is a dream come true. With 19 home matches scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, supporters will have plenty of opportunities to catch their favorite team in action. One particular highlight of the season is the Hornets' remarkable eight-game home stretch, which is set to take place from March 27 to April 9. This homestand is a historical achievement for the franchise and is sure to be a memorable time for both players and fans.
On the flip side, the Hornets are gearing up for a season-long six-game road trip that will take them from December 26 to January 7. This will test the team's mettle as they face challenges on the road and strive to make their mark in various arenas across the league.
The introduction of the NBA In-Season Tournament is bound to create significant impacts throughout the season. From December 4 to 9, there will be two games that will be revealed after the Group Play concludes. Every team will participate in the Group Play stage, followed by the Knockout Rounds. Interestingly, the results of the Quarterfinals and Semifinals games in December will have an impact on the regular-season standings, adding an intriguing layer of competition to the season.
Comprehensive coverage is key for fans who want to stay connected with every moment of Hornets action. Thankfully, there are various avenues for catching the games and updates. For those who want to watch the games live, locally available regular-season matches will be broadcast on platforms like Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports+, the Bally Sports app, and BallySports.com. To enhance the experience, the flagship pre- and postgame show, Hornets LIVE, will provide insightful analysis and commentary. Radio broadcasts will also be available on WFNZ (92.7 FM) and the Hornets App, ensuring that fans can tune in even when they're on the go.
As the season unfolds, fans can look forward to a highly anticipated clash between two rookie sensations, Brandon Miller and Victor Wembanyama. This showdown is scheduled for January 12 and will be broadcast on the national stage through ESPN, giving fans across the country the chance to witness the future stars in action.
With an array of exciting matchups, a historic homestand, and the introduction of the In-Season Tournament, the upcoming Hornets season promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions and unforgettable moments. As the team celebrates its 35th anniversary and pays homage to its past, fans can join in the excitement and create lasting memories together.