CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Charlotte Hornets announced that the team will hold a training camp at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
"We are excited to bring Hornets basketball back to the Smith Center for the first time in more than a decade," said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. "We look forward to opening the preseason portion of our 30th Anniversary season with the great basketball fans in the Triangle."
The Hornets will conduct training camp from Tuesday, September 25, through Thursday, September 27, before taking on the Celtics on Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m.
The contest will mark the first time Charlotte's NBA franchise has hosted a preseason game in the Triangle since playing at Raleigh's PNC Arena in 2012 and the first time playing at the Smith Center since 2006.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 and can be purchased online at hornets.com or at the UNC ticket office.
The remainder of the Hornets preseason schedule will be announced at a later date.