Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference

Team: Charlotte Hornets

Head Coach: Steve Clifford

Team Mascot: Hugo

Year Opened: 2005

Capacity: 19077

City / State: Charlotte / North Carolina

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Hornets vs Hawks

Rival Team: Atlanta Hawks

Both the Hornets and Hawks play in the Southeast Division, and the two cities are only four hours apart creating one of the fiercest rivalries for the Hornets and their fans. Both Charlotte and Atlanta are similar cities vying for the title of being the largest city in the south, so you’ll find plenty of bad blood between these two teams.

Hornets vs Pelicans

Rival Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Hornets fans hate the Pelicans due to their original team being stolen from them, so you’ll hear plenty of boos when New Orleans comes to town. The two teams may only play once a year due to the teams being in different conferences, but that doesn’t stop Hornets fans from coming out in high numbers to support their new team during these matchups.

Hornets vs Heat

Rival Team: Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been the dominant team in the Southeast Division for most of the last several seasons, which hasn’t sat well with the Hornets or their fans. The Heat have also eliminated the Hornets from the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, so you’ll find no love lost between these two teams.

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Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference

Team: Charlotte Hornets

Head Coach: Steve Clifford

Team Mascot: Hugo

Year Opened: 2005

Capacity: 19077

City / State: Charlotte / North Carolina