The Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, US, is set to undergo a major revamp.
The arena is home to the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder and is a popular concert venue.
The City of Oklahoma has outlined the renovation plans for the arena. These will include:
- Renovated concourse with expanded views into the seating bowl
- Expanded 10,000 square foot interior fan gathering space
- New 34 x 19 foot expanded center-hung video and scoreboard (nearly twice original size)
- Second level outdoor patio
- New food and beverage concepts
- New team shop and box office
- Expanded main concourse
- Loud city fan zone
- Upgraded home and visitor locker rooms
- New seats
- New elevators
Chesapeake Energy Arena is the second smallest in the NBA at 668,000ft2.
The City said it was vital to reinvest into infrastructure, maintenance and fan amenities, to keep the 30-year-ols arena up to modern standards.
Tom Anderson, special projects manager in the city manager’s office, said the arena is responsible for $90 million in direct spending annually in the local economy.