Pepsi and Evamor at the Arena

Published: October 30, 2012

There’s a new beverage in town . . . and more . . .

We reported that the pour rights for the Arena were poised to change. Today, this was confirmed.

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that Pepsi and evamor have signed on as corporate partners. With the addition of the two beverage partners, the Hornets and the New Orleans Arena will have the opportunity to enhance the fan experience with new products, as well as lower price points for concessions.

In addition to new products, the Hornets have also worked diligently with SMG and Centerplate to make several price reductions on concessions. One of the highlights includes dropping the price of 16-oz. draft beers from $8 to $6. On Friday nights, $5 16-oz. draft beers will be available to compliment the Hornets’ Friday Night 12-game Package, which is designed to give fans the opportunity to tip off the weekend with the excitement of an enhanced pre-game party with live music at Champions Square followed by a Hornets game.

Notable reductions also include a $.25 price cut on water, as well as reduced costs on hot dogs, and chicken wings. In addition to the reductions, prices have been frozen on several fan-favorite items, including nachos and chicken tenders.

Also in response to fan feedback, the Hornets have also increased selection, quality and points of purchase for Hornets merchandise.

Pepsi will serve as the Official Soft Drink of the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans Arena as a full-line of Pepsi products, including Slice, Mountain Dew and several additional selections will be available to fans. evamor, a locally-owned and headquartered company, will be the Official Water of the Hornets and the New Orleans Arena. The naturally alkaline artesian water is bottled at the source, which comes from a protected artesian aquifer half a mile underground in Covington, La.


  1. Matt

    October 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I really like this. The RC/7up deal wasn’t very good. I could NEVER find a rootbeer. haha. Lowering the price of draft beer is GREAT and probably unheard of in sports arenas. $5 for a beer (I have the Friday night plan) is a much more (relatively) fair price. Think about a beer at the Dome is $8.50 or $9.

  2. Houp Garou

    October 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Cheaper beer!!!!!! The good news just keeps on rollin in!

  3. Mike

    October 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Thank god!!! No more Cee Lo green 7 up commercials after every tv timeout.

  4. ADubs

    October 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Ughhh, Pepsi… gross. Good thing I only drink beer at the arena, but I heard a different price on the draft beers ($9) from a friend who attended the preseason games. What about the price of bottled beer walking around the arena and my section?

    Also, I’ve heard some not so glowing reviews of changes made to Buzz Fest – smaller free beers for season ticket holders, price jump for sold beers outside ($1 up to $5). Is the move to Champions Square gonna be permanent?

    • Jason Calmes

      October 31, 2012 at 9:33 am

      You’ll see when you get to the games if the press release from the team is accurate or not.

      The move is not permanent, and I’m sure the price changes are not. The will, inevitably, increase.

      You wanted an owner. You got one. Everything has a price.

      Sales are not what they want and he said he overpaid at the press conference with Stern. And no one saw this coming?

      Tomcat has a Billion+ because he kept a Billion. It would do well to remember that. He’s not some tech guy that’s make a nickel everything someone uses a database. He did it the old fashioned business way. Dollar beers were not part of that progression.

      525-4667 is a number to address complaints to the team directly, if anyone is inclined.

  5. Paul K

    October 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Pepsi is cheaper because it is gross. Just like this new partnership.

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