#4 NBA: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Picture by Philadelphia 76ers under the license of Creative Commons

Chesapeake Energy Arena is located in Oklahoma City, OK and is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  It opened in 2002 as the Ford Center only to be renovated and to be renamed Chesapeake Energy Arena in 2008 when the Oklahoma City Thunder came to town. This arena ranks #4 on my NBA list because of fan experience and technology.  The Thunder held a 200 consecutive sellout streak until 2015 and still continue to sell out many games.  The arena’s capacity is 18,203 is a relatively low in NBA standards but the Thunder still draw a big crowd.  After being renovated in 2008 to accommodate an NBA franchise, they added many much needed features like an HD video board and wifi throughout the arena.

Venue Details
Type
Indoor
Surface Type
Hardwoord
Architect
Sink Combs
Dethlefs
Address
100 W Reno Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK
Owner
City of Oklahoma
City
Nicknames
The Peake
Year Opened
2002
Seating Capacity
18,203
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