NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Wednesday night's Pelicans home game against the Indiana Pacers has been postponed due to a leak in the roof of the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans tweeted out the update after a lengthy delay.
The game was slated to tip-off at 7:09 p.m., but officials delayed the game after noticing the leak. Rainy weather has been moving across most of the area, Wednesday evening into Wednesday night. The Pelicans tweeted out around 8:44 p.m. that the game has been postponed.
During the delay, officials with SMG, the company that manages the Smoothie King Center provided an update. "Well we have a small leak that wasn't noticed until about 6:30 so some of the pregame activities had already started. This popped up on the west end of the building and we're trying to tend to it right now," said SMG General Manager Allen Freeman, speaking to FOX Sports New Orleans' Jenn Hale.
A team spokesman sent the following via email: