Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, OK

When the Chesapeake Energy Arena opened in 2002 as a hockey arena, it was home to the now-defunct Oklahoma City Blazers. After Hurricane Katrina, the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets played two seasons there while their hometown field was being repaired. This played a significant role in the creation of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, which has called the venue home since it got its start in 2008.

When the Thunder isn’t playing, the venue hosts events like boxing, WWE, MMA, arena football and concerts. Notable past performances include Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney.

The venue’s capacity ranges from just over 15,000 for hockey games to over 18,000 for basketball. Private and party suites, clubs and lounges are all available at a premium. There are three restaurants within the arena, and concession stands are located throughout the concourses. Outside food and beverages, selfie sticks, laptops and noisemakers are prohibited. The venue discourages the use of strollers, but they can be checked at Guest Services.

The arena is located in downtown Oklahoma City just a few blocks west from the junction of Interstates 235, 35 and 40. Several popular bars and restaurants are within walking distance along with attractions like the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. There’s some parking at the arena, but it tends to fill up quickly. Plenty of other lots and garages are close by. For those not driving, the arena is accessible from the Oklahoma City Station on the Amtrak network.
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Oct 25, 2019
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Oct 27, 2019
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
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Oct 29, 2019
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Oct 30, 2019
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers
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Sat
Nov 2, 2019
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans
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Nov 4, 2019
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Post Malone
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Tue
Nov 5, 2019
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic
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Nov 8, 2019
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Sat
Nov 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
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Sun
Nov 10, 2019
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Oklahoma City, OK
Thu
Nov 14, 2019
7:00 PM
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Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Nov 15, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Nov 22, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Nov 29, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans
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Wed
Dec 4, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers
Oklahoma City, OK
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Dec 5, 2019
7:30 PM
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Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Dec 6, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City, OK
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
3:00 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Oklahoma City, OK
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
7:30 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Oklahoma City, OK
Mon
Dec 16, 2019
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls
Oklahoma City, OK
Wed
Dec 18, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Dec 20, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns
Oklahoma City, OK
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
6:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Oklahoma City, OK
Thu
Dec 26, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Oklahoma City, OK
Tue
Dec 31, 2019
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks
Oklahoma City, OK
Thu
Jan 9, 2020
8:30 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
Oklahoma City, OK
Sat
Jan 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Oklahoma City, OK
Wed
Jan 15, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Jan 17, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat
Oklahoma City, OK
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Oklahoma City, OK
Sun
Jan 19, 2020
2:00 PM
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Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Jan 24, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Atlanta Hawks
Oklahoma City, OK
Mon
Jan 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks
Oklahoma City, OK
Wed
Feb 5, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Feb 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons
Oklahoma City, OK
Sun
Feb 9, 2020
2:30 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics
Oklahoma City, OK
Tue
Feb 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Feb 21, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets
Oklahoma City, OK
Sun
Feb 23, 2020
6:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City, OK
Thu
Feb 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
7:30 PM
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Oklahoma City, OK
Tue
Mar 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
7:30 PM
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Oklahoma City, OK
Wed
Mar 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Mar 20, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets
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Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Hornets
Oklahoma City, OK
Wed
Apr 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns
Oklahoma City, OK
Tue
Apr 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets
Oklahoma City, OK
Fri
Apr 10, 2020
7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New York Knicks
Oklahoma City, OK
Mon
Apr 13, 2020
7:00 PM
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Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
100 West Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
18,203 Basketball

15,152 Hockey

16,591 Concerts

Past Names/Nicknames:
Ford Center

Oklahoma City Arena

Date/Year Built/Opened:
June 8, 2002
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