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Chesapeake Energy Arena
"Loud City"
"The Thunderdome"
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Former names Ford Center (2002-2010)
Oklahoma City Arena (2010-2011)
Location 100 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Coordinates 35°27′48.44″N 97°30′53.79″W / 35.4634556°N 97.5149417°W / 35.4634556; -97.5149417
Owner City of Oklahoma City
Operator SMG
Capacity Basketball: 19,599
Hockey: 18,036
Football: 17,868
Concerts: 20,817
Broke ground 1999
Opened June 8, 2002
Construction cost $89 million
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
The Benham Companies
Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)(2008-Present)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA) (2005-2007)
Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL) (2002-2009)
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (af2) (2004-2009)

Chesapeake Energy Arena is a multipurpose indoor sports/concert arena in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. It is the home of the National Basketball Association's Oklahoma City Thunder. The arena was also home to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005 to 2007. The arena was formerly named the Ford Center from 2002 to 2010 and the Oklahoma City Arena from 2010 to 2011.

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