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Chesapeake Energy Arena is an indoor medium-small venue in Oklahoma City. The venue opened in 2002 and is used for basketball.

Naming History

  • Ford Center (2002-2010)
  • Oklahoma City Arena (2010-2011)
  • Chesapeake Energy Arena (2011-Present)

Tenants and Events

Tenant League Served as Start End Usage Origin Fate
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets National Basketball Association Great majority home venue 2005-06 2006-07 Regular season games:
36 games (2005-06)
35 games (2006-07)
Total games:
71 games
New Orleans Hornets moved from Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Moved to Smoothie King Center, New Orleans as New Orleans Hornets
Oklahoma City Thunder National Basketball Association Sole home venue (2008-09--2018-19)
Regular season great majority home venue (2019-20)
2008-09 2019-20 Regular season games:
41 games per season (2008-09--2010-11)
33 games (2011-12)
41 games per season (2012-13--2018-19)
33 games (2019-20)
Total regular season games:
476 games
Postseason games:
52 games
Total games:
528 games
Seattle SuperSonics moved from Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Continuing