The New Orleans Pelicans

Published: January 24, 2013

Today, the New Orleans Hornets announced they will begin using the nickname New Orleans Pelicans beginning this offseason. The press conference at the New Orleans Arena included the announcement and unveiling of the logos and uniforms.

This confirms reports made here in November, and here in October.


  • The colors are red, gold, and blue.
  • The logos include a main Pelicans logo, a fleur de lis motif, and a NOLA symbol
  • The font is inspired by local signs
  • The uniforms, mascot, dance team, etc. will be rolled out over the coming months, with some likely in Summer.
  • As noted elsewhere, the Pelican is the state bird and represents the state on many levels, included the resilience of the state after numerous disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 (National Geographic image may be disturbing).
  • Merchandise is available online at will be available in the store at the game Friday, January 25, 2013.

Here is the official intro video for the New Orleans Pelicans name change, first appearing on the mobile version of

Here is a link to all the logos with some additional information about them, the colors, etc.



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The Nelson twins endorse this Pelicans hat.


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