Chesapeake Energy Arena

arena in downtown Oklahoma City

Chesapeake Energy Arena is a multipurpose indoor sports/concert arena in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. It is the home of the National Basketball Association's Oklahoma City Thunder. The arena was also home to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005 to 2007. The arena was formerly named the Ford Center from 2002 to 2010 and the Oklahoma City Arena from 2010 to 2011.

Chesapeake Energy Arena
"Loud City"
"The Thunderdome"
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Former namesFord Center (2002-2010)
Oklahoma City Arena (2010-2011)
Location100 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Coordinates35°27′48.44″N 97°30′53.79″W / 35.4634556°N 97.5149417°W / 35.4634556; -97.5149417
Broke ground1999
OpenedJune 8, 2002
OwnerCity of Oklahoma City
Construction cost$89 million
ArchitectSink Combs Dethlefs
The Benham Companies
CapacityBasketball: 19,599
Hockey: 18,036
Football: 17,868
Concerts: 20,817
TenantsOklahoma City Thunder (NBA)(2008-Present)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA) (2005-2007)
Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL) (2002-2009)
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (af2) (2004-2009)

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