Ford Center 100 West Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK

Stadium Review
History
The Ford Center opened on June 8, 2002 and is currently the home arena for the NBAís Oklahoma City Thunder who moved to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season. The New Orleans Hornets also called the Ford Center home for two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07) after Hurricane Katrina forced them to move from New Orleans Arena.

The arena has hosted the NCAA Menís Basketball Tournament First and Second Round on several occasions and hosted the 2007 and 2009 Big 12 Conference menís basketball tournament.

In addition, the PBR has held an annual event at the Ford Center since 2002. The Built Ford Tough Series held an event from 2002-06 and again in 2009. The Challenger Tour finals were held at the arena in 2007 and 2008.

Directions
From I-40 East: Exit at Harvey Ave. and turn right. Turn right onto Reno Ave. Ford Center is located on Reno Ave. and Robinson Ave.
From I-40 West: Exit at Robinson Ave and turn right. Ford Center will be on your right.
From I-235 (Broadway Extension): Exit at NW 6th St. (6th St. is one-way east). Turn left onto Broadway. Veer to the left onto E.K. Gaylord Ave. Ford Center is just west of E.K. Gaylord on Reno Ave.

Parking
The easiest place to park for the Ford Center is at the Cox Convention Center across the street from the Ford Center.

Location of Ticket Scalpers
Ticket scalpers are located on the walk up to the Ford Center along Robinson Ave. and Reno Ave.

Teams
Recommended Restaurants
A. Earl's Rib Palace 216 Johnny Bench Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, (405) 272-9898
B. Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse 7 South Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, (405) 272-0777
C. Bricktown Brewery Restaurant 1 North Oklahoma Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, (405) 232-2739
Recommended Bars
D. TapWerks Ale House & Cafe 121 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, (405) 319-9599
E. Maker's Cigar Lounge 25 Oklahoma Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, (405) 606-9000

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