Oklahoma City Sports Planning
Oklahoma City has experienced a renaissance of multi-million dollar revitalization, becoming a big-league city with championship-caliber facilities. But while we're quick to boast of the many changes taking place here, we are most proud of what has not changed—our central location, easy accessibility, affordable lodging, variety of restaurants and attractions and, especially, our friendly people. In OKC, you'll find a special brand of hospitality that simply cannot be matched. Combine these factors and we produce an unparalleled environment for exciting, enjoyable and, most certainly, successful sporting events.
Interested in learning more about what facilities we have available? Check out our facilities list!
The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proud member of the Compete Sports Diversity Council. From our open skies to our open minds, we're excited to invite visitors to experience the welcoming spirit of the Modern Frontier.
COVID-19 Related FAQ
As of April 30, 2021, at 3:22 p.m. CST, the following protocols, mandates and re-opening plans have been announced. We will update this list as we are made aware of additional changes.
What phase is Oklahoma City in? What does that mean for my event?
OKC is now fully open and has lifted the previous mask mandate. However, public health officials still recommend using caution when it’s difficult to stay six feet apart from those outside of your household. Please see the most recent updates here.
Is there a mask mandate in Oklahoma City?
Oklahoma City’s mask mandate expired on April 30, but all businesses and properties in Oklahoma City may require mask use on their property. This includes all businesses, public and private organizations, property owners and leaseholders. For a list of exceptions and more information, please visit the City of Oklahoma City website.
Will sports facilities be enforcing travel restrictions on any of our out-of-state teams/attendees?
Currently, Oklahoma has no travel restrictions on any other state. However, if this changes, all city-owned facilities (OKC Parks and Recreation facilities, USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC Convention Center, etc.) will be required to uphold all state restrictions. Please visit our state website for more information.
According to OKC guidelines, how many athletes are allowed in a gym, weight room or on a field at one time? Is there a limit to how many spectators can attend a game?
As mentioned before, Oklahoma City is open and there are no mandated guidelines on how many individuals can be in a facility at one time. However, it is recommended to consult with the facility beforehand because they might have their own individual guidelines in place.
How many outdoor sports venues does Oklahoma City have?
Oklahoma City has many outdoor venues including, but not limited to: soccer, softball, baseball, football, tennis, rowing, canoe/kayak, white water rafting, hike and bike trails, and our brand new Scissortail Park located downtown. For more information, or to request a list of all of our sports venues, please contact Sue Hollenbeck, Director of Sports Business, at email@example.com, or Erin Randall, Sports Business Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If facilities are not requiring safety precautions, can our group request them? Will this incur more costs for our group and event?
The Oklahoma City CVB and all of our sports facilities are open to any safety precautions that will make our clients feel as comfortable as possible. However, while further discussions and negotiations can take place, please note that an increase in security, hand-wash stations, signage, etc. might increase costs for tournaments and events.
Can and would the OKC CVB provide our group with face masks, hand sanitizer, etc.?
As of right now, the Oklahoma City CVB is not providing PPE to groups. While we are more than happy to help locate local supplies if needed, the event organizer and producer will need to provide these items to attendees.
Will our group be penalized if we have to cancel or postpone our event at the last minute? Can I rebook or postpone my event in Oklahoma City?
While each individual facility and hotel reserves the right to create their own policy around cancellation and postponement terms, the OKC CVB completely understands the concern that your tournament/event may be impacted by lower attendance or last-minute changes – and will reiterate our support to remove any financial risk factors in your contract.
If canceling or postponing, we would love to rebook your event in our city for a future date! Please contact Sue Hollenbeck, Director of Sports Business, at email@example.com, or Erin Randall, Sports Business Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
What do I do if I already have tickets or made travel reservations for an upcoming or canceled/postponed event?
If you are a ticket holder to an upcoming event in Oklahoma City, please contact the event organizer directly to discuss options. Furthermore, if you are inquiring about tickets to any Oklahoma City Thunder games, Oklahoma City Energy FC games, or Oklahoma City Dodgers games – please visit their linked websites or contact their ticket offices directly for more information.
Do you have a list of hospitals and testing sites that I can provide to our parents?
Of course! For a list of hospitals in the Oklahoma City area, please visit the following website. For a list of free testing locations and to make an appointment, please visit our City of Oklahoma City website. If you would like to receive a rapid test, please reach out to ARC Point Labs of Oklahoma or First Med Urgent Care – but there may be additional costs.
What should we do if one of our players or athletes gets COVID-19?
If someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, isolate as soon as possible to prevent the spread to others. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing services, or taxis and avoid going to the grocery store, running errands or doing anything where you will come into contact with others. Please visit our state website for more information on what to do if you’re sick.
If I have more specific questions, who can I contact?
For more questions regarding OKC sports and COVID-19, please contact Sue Hollenbeck, Director of Sports Business, at email@example.com, or Erin Randall, Sports Business Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want more information on how to bring your event to our city? We’d love to hear from you!
Erin Randall, CSEE
Sports Business Manager