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BOK Center
BOK Centerlogo
BOK Center faccade
Location 200 South Denver
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Broke ground August 31, 2005
Opened August 30, 2008
Owner City of Tulsa
Operator SMG
Construction cost $196 Million
Architect César Pelli
Tenants WNBA Tulsa (Women's National Basketball Association) (2010–future)
Tulsa Oilers (CHL) (2008–present)
Tulsa Talons (Arena Football) (2008–present)
Capacity Central Stage: 19,199
Basketball: 17,839
Hockey: 17,096
Arena Football: 16,582
End Stage: 13,644

The BOK Center, or Bank of Oklahoma Center, is a 19,199-seat multi-purpose arena and a primary indoor sports and event venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Designed to accommodate arena football, hockey, basketball, concerts, and similar events, the facility was built at a cost of $178 million in public funds and an additional $18 million in privately-funded upgrades. Ground was broken on August 31, 2005 and a ribbon cutting involving Tulsa musicians Garth Brooks and Hanson took place on August 30, 2008.

Designed by Cesar Pelli, the architect of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the BOK Center is the flagship project of Tulsa County's Vision 2025 long-range development initiative. The arena is managed and operated by SMG and named for the Bank of Oklahoma, which purchased naming rights for $11 million. Current permanent tenants are the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League and the Tulsa Talons of the AF1 league, although the facility will host NBA preseason games and college basketball matchups on a regular basis and seek to attract national and regional sporting tournaments.

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