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Upcoming Events At the Ford Center
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About the Ford Center
For sporting event and concerts in Oklahoma City, OK, you will want to become familiar with the Ford Center. This is an indoor facility that hosts a variety of events. It has been going strong since opening during the summer of 2002. The Ford Center is one of the rare venues that has had the same name since day one. Ford Center is owned by the city. The facility is the premier project of Oklahoma City's capital improvement program (MAPS) to finance new and upgraded sports, entertainment, cultural and convention facilities with a one percent (1%) sales tax.
Believe it or not, the Ford Center seating capacity is quite large. For concerts the capacity is more than 20,000. For sporting events, the capacity ranges from 18,000 to 20,000 depending on the type of game that is being played; usually football, hockey, or basketball.
The Oklahoma City Blazers and Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz currently use the Ford Center for home contests. In the past, the New Orleans Hornets also used this venue when they were unable to play in their home city. The arena hosted the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time in 2007. The Ford Center will host the 2009 Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament. Ford Center is also used for other events, notably professional wrestling shows such as Unforgiven 2005, RAW and Smackdown!.