With all of the anticipation looming around watching the improved Pelicans roster, the Pelicans have announced their first preseason match up. On October 13, the Pelicans will host the Atlanta Hawks at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. This will be the first time the new Pelicans roster will play together and this will also be the first time the Pelicans franchise plays a game. This game will be co-sponsored by Beau Rivage Resort and Casino and is scheduled to tip off at 1 p.m. This is reportedly the first time the New Orleans franchise has played in Biloxi since 2007 when they hosted the Miami Heat.