The Ford Center is slated to host the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament in 2007.
The Women's Tournament wll be played across the street at the Cox Convention Center.
The MAPS Sports Arena became the Ford Center in an April, 2002 naming agreement with Oklahoma Ford Dealers.
That agreement will produce $8.5 million in revenue for the arena over 15 years, with an option to extend the agreement even further.
The 581,000-square-foot facility meets National Hockey League requirements.
Three-level spectator seating, with upholstered padded seats throughout, provides unobstructed view of the event floor.
The Ford Center became, only a year after its opening, one of the nation's top venues for rock and country acts. During its first twelve months, it hosted Britney Spears, the Rolling Stones, two performances by the Eagles, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, the Elton John/Billy Joel tour, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw and hometown favorite Toby Keith.
Construction start: Spring 1999
Opened: June 2002
Cost: $87.7 million
Architect: The Atkins Benham Group
9400 Broadway Extension
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
General Contractor: Flintco Construction Co.
2301 S. Prospect Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73129