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NBA is returning to Jacksonville

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Updated: 6/18/2013 9:32 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- NBA basketball is returning to Jacksonville.

The city announced today the Orlando Magic and the New Orleans Pelicans will kick off their 2013-14 season with a preseason game in Jacksonville.

The game will include a salute to members of the military and veterans.

You can watch the Magic take on the Pelicans Oct. 9 at the Veterans Memorial Arena. It will be the third time the Magic have played in Jacksonville. It will be the first game in Jacksonville for New Orleans.

Tickets are on sale now.

Brent Martineau
Brent is the Sports Director at FOX30/CBS47. He's been with Action News since March of 2008.
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