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Chesapeake Energy Arena

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Chesapeake Energy ArenaChesapeake Energy Arena is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder and can be quickly reconfigured for other major sporting events, concerts, shows and exhibitions.

The MAPS Sports Arena became the Ford Center in an April 2002 naming agreement with Oklahoma Ford Dealers. The arena's name changed to Chesapeake Energy Arena on July 22, 2011.

Three-level spectator seating, with upholstered padded seats throughout, provides unobstructed view of the event floor.

The arena 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 Toby Keith.

Quick Facts

  • Opened: June 2002 (renovated 2009-10)
  • Cost: $87.7 million
  • Architect: The Atkins Benham Group
  • General Contractor: Flintco Construction Co.