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Chesapeake Energy Arena

Located in Oklahoma City is the Chesapeake Energy Arena home to the NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder. Before it was known as Chesapeake Energy Arena the folks in Oklahoma City knew it as the Ford Center. The venue opened back in 2002 and by 2010, the Arena’s name had changed. From 2005 up until 2007, the arena was a temporary home to the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets due to hurricane Katrina.

Chesapeake Energy Arena hosts all sorts of sports games. From basketball and hockey to concerts and shows, the arena can hold up to 18,203 people. Many MMA and pro wrestling events have taken place at Chesapeake Energy Arena, including the 2002 Bull Riders from the “Built Ford Tough" Series. As for musical performances, stars like Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, and Guns N Roses have performed here.

Due to the intimacy of this arena, there are no bad seats. No matter where you are seated, you can be sure to have a great view of the game or event. Additionally, the arena is located in Downtown Oklahoma City with plenty of other things to see and do around.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Chesapeake Energy Arena located?

The arena is located in Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


What kind of events does Chesapeake Energy Arena host?

In addition to its use as a sports venue, Chesapeake Energy Arena events include concerts, family and social events, conventions, ice shows, and civic events. 


Which team is playing at Chesapeake Energy Arena?

Since 2008, the arena has served as the home venue for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.


Where can I park for free at Chesapeake Energy Arena?

There are more than 900 parking spaces available at the neighboring Cox Convention Center for Chesapeake Energy Arena events. Rates are currently $8 per entry. If you don’t mind parking further away, there is also additional parking available nearby – throughout the downtown area. 


What is the seating capacity of Chesapeake Energy Arena?

The arena has 18,203 seats in the basketball configuration, 15,152 for hockey, and can seat up to 16,591 for Chesapeake Energy Arena concerts.


Who owns Chesapeake Energy Arena?

Chesapeake Energy Arena is owned by Oklahoma City.


How do I get to Chesapeake Energy Arena using public transport?

Fans wishing to avoid the hassle of finding parking in downtown Oklahoma City can use the Embark public transit. Buses cost $1.75 for a single trip - so it’s a fairly inexpensive way to reach any Chesapeake Energy Arena event on time!

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