Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hawks 2009 Preseason Schedule Highlighted by National Television Appearance at Magic

Atlanta hosts New Orleans on October 7 in preseason opener

The Atlanta Hawks will open their 2009 preseason schedule on Wednesday, October 7 with a home game against the New Orleans Hornets at Philips Arena (7 p.m. tipoff), and will close out exhibition play on October 23 with a nationally-televised game at Orlando at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

The Hawks also host the Charlotte Bobcats (October 12) and Washington Wizards (October 19) in exhibition action at Philips Arena. Both contests start at 7 p.m.

Other road games include visits to Detroit (October 11, 6 p.m.), Memphis (October 14, 8 p.m.), and Jacksonville’s (FL) Veterans Memorial Arena to take on the Miami Heat on October 22 (7 p.m.).

Training Camp ’09 will begin with Media Day activities on Monday, September 28 at 3 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice court with practices set to begin the following day (Tuesday, September 29). The practice schedule will be released at a later date.

Atlanta Hawks 2009-10 season tickets start as low at $10 per game and are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting or calling 1-866-715-1500. New this year, fans also have the option of purchasing the exciting 13-game Playoff Plan, which includes the home opener and 12 additional games versus 2009 playoff teams – including the Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics. Groups of 20 or more can guarantee their ticket purchases before the public on-sale date by placing a deposit through the Hawks ticket sales department at 1-866-715-1500 or Individual regular season game tickets will go on sale at a later date. The Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.

(all times eastern)

Date Opponent Location/Facility Time
Oct 7 vs. New Orleans Hornets Atlanta, GA/Philips Arena 7 p.m.
Oct 11 at Detroit Pistons Auburn Hills, MI/The Palace 6 p.m.
Oct 12 vs. Charlotte Bobcats Atlanta, GA/Philips Arena 7 p.m.
Oct 14 at Memphis Grizzlies Memphis, TN/FedEx Forum 8 p.m.
Oct 19 vs. Washington Wizards Atlanta, GA/Philips Arena 7 p.m.
Oct 22 at Miami Heat Jacksonville, FL/Veterans Memorial Arena 7 p.m.
Oct 23 at Orlando Magic Orlando, FL/Amway Arena 8 p.m.
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