Shreveport Mayor Proposes New Arena

Ollie Tyler, mayor of Shreveport, La., proposed a new sports complex to secure a bid for the New Orleans Pelicans NBA Developmental League basketball team. 
The proposed sports complex would include an event center seating up to 5,000 and would be used year-round for various sports and entertainment events, The Times of Shreveport reported. 
“This is a great opportunity for not only the City of Shreveport, but the entire region in providing a great family-friendly ven

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Current home of the New Orleans Pelicans.

ue, as well as creating significant economic driver in job creation and attracting outside tourism for the city’s future success,” Tyler said in a statement. 

The press release also stated that cities with D-League teams have experienced millions of dollars in economic growth. 
Shreveport is one of six cities looking to acquire the D-League team. 
The team will change its name with its entitlement partner upon moving to another city.