Arena renovations could force VooDoo to alter schedule
Just heard them talking about this on the news. It's mostly about the Voodoo but there are mentions of the Hornets. If anyone is wondering when they plan on beginning renovations, they're saying around May 1.
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans VooDoo is looking for a new general manager.
GM Jon Norris was fired by the Arena football team after a disappointing loss in the first round of the playoffs this year.
The team will spend the off-season trying to improve on an 8-11 record and finding a place to play many of its home games.
That's because the home turf at New Orleans Arena will not be available.
"We're anticipating closing the Arena down around May 1 to start this construction work and it will probably be closed for about five to five and a half months just in time to start the Hornets new preseason," said Arena General Manager Alan Freeman.
The state agreed to pay for $50 million in renovations as part of the lease deal that keeps Hornets basketball in the Arena through 2024.
Freeman says the work cannot be done with the VooDoo in the building.