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Aug 5, 2009

Miami Heat & New Orleans Hornets Visit on Oct. 15

Tickets On Sale Aug. 28; Group Tickets On Sale Now

Kansas City will welcome Big 12 Alumni including Mario Chalmers, Julian Wright and Michael Beasley, when the New Orleans Hornets and Miami Heat tipoff on Oct. 15.

A second round pick in the 2008 draft, Chalmers helped Kansas win the NCAA Championship with his buzzer-beating three-pointer that sent the title game into overtime. The road to the 2008 Final Four Championship for the University of Kansas Jayhawks began at Sprint Center in March at the venue’s first ever Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. Kansas City fans will have an opportunity to see NBA scoring leader and five-time all-star Dwyane Wade as well as former Wildcat, Michael Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 draft.

The Hornets also feature two two-time NBA All-Stars in guard Chris Paul and power forward David West as well as former Jayhawk, Julian Wright.

Ticket prices for the Hornets vs. Heat game start at only $10. Additional tickets are available at a variety of levels including a limited number of courtside seats for $200 each. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 816.949.7177 or e-mailing [email protected]

Home to the College Basketball Experience, Sprint Center hosted the sold-out 2008 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championships and in 2010 Kansas City will see the return of the event on March 10-13 as well as the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional. Sprint Center was recently recognized as the #4 Arena in the United States and #16 in the world according to Pollstar having exceeded all projections by welcoming more than 2 million people to more than 200 events since opening in Fall 2007.