Chesapeake Energy Arena Fast Facts
|Owner:||The City of Oklahoma|
|Tenant:||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Architecture:||The Benham Companies|
|Construction cost:||$89 million|
|Broke ground:||May 11, 1999|
|Opened:||June 8, 2002|
|Address:||100 W Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102|
Chesapeake Energy Arena Seating Capacity
Chesapeake Energy Arena Ratings
The Peake Experience
Feel the Thunder
OKC Thunder home games at the Peake are known to get pretty loud. The inevitable thunderous roar of the crowd is part of the “Peake” experience, with a section of nosebleed seats even dubbed “loud city.” Finding your seats – whether they are “loud city” nose-bleeds or courtside – is a breeze, with fans raving about phenomenal security personnel and arena ushers that make navigating the stands worry-free.
OKC Thunder is also known for their pre-game time family friendly activities. Keep the kiddos smiling with face painting, shooting some hoops in the practice courts, free photo booths and drawing boards! Although the arena provides family friendly services, some fans have shared that the noise inside may get to be a bit too much for the little ones, so be prepared with some protection for their ears ahead of time.
One of the greatest aspects of this venue is its versatility which makes it a must-stop destination for big-name touring artists. An added level of seating on the fourth tier provides ample room for fans in the stands, allowing for great viewpoints from anywhere in the arena.
The Heart of Downtown
With its unbeatable location, the Peake is a stone’s throw away from all the best that downtown OKC has to offer including countless hotels, shops, and dining options. A quick walk across S E.K. Gaylord Boulevard will land you in the historic neighborhood of Bricktown, a thriving district that is home to over 45 restaurants, bars, shops and more. With so many options close by, you won’t have to feel confined to grabbing a bite in the arena.
Overall, visitors found arena staff very helpful and pleasant to deal with. The electrifying atmosphere makes it an ideal space for NBA game day excitement, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family having fun. Visitors have also shared that the arena is very well organized making it easily navigable with comfortable seating options for games and concerts.
Chesapeake Energy Arena Features
The arena offers three tiers of seating options, adding a fourth tier for concerts.
There are 48 private terrace suites, 29 private suites and seven bunker suites located throughout the arena.
Four top-notch restaurants in house, including the Budweiser Brew House, Budweiser Brew House Carvery, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club (with a brand-new patio!), and the Continental Resources Courtside Club.
A final phase of renovations yielded in the addition of a new grand entrance with multi-story atrium, a 75’ wide x 21’ tall video display, a family fun zone, team offices, and expanded locker rooms.
The newly renovated Cox Club Level offers guests a private entrance to steer clear of the crowds and offers ticket holders premium views of the court/stage with elevated seating. This level provides an upscale feel with easy access to the club level concourse where there’s plenty of clubs and restaurant options.
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