It's safe to say Oklahoma City is Thunder-struck. Playing to sell-out crowds, this team’s popularity is skyrocketing both locally and nationally. Want to get in on the Thunder action? Here’s your guide for how to Thunder Up in OKC.
If you’re heading to the game, you’ll want to give yourself a couple of hours to get downtown, park, eat a bite and find your seats before tipoff. Doors open 90 minutes prior to the game’s start time, and fans are encouraged to be in their seats 20 minutes prior to tipoff to Thunder Up and welcome the team onto the court. There are dozens of excellent eating options downtown and in the Bricktown Entertainment District, which is a short walk east of Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Before select games in the fall and spring, join the family-friendly fun on Reno Avenue for Thunder Alley. The festivities begin three hours prior to tipoff and include games, face painting and entertainment. Check their website at okcthunder.com for specific dates.
Last Minute Tickets
You can now search all available tickets for Thunder home games at once, including tickets on sale from the team and tickets sold by other fans. Visit okcthunder.com/tickets to select from all available authentic tickets in one place, knowing that your transaction will be official, fast and secure.
If you’re not one of the lucky 18,203 fans with tickets, you can still have fun watching the game with local fans. There’s RePublic Gastro Pub in Classen Curve, Bleu Garten Food Truck Park in Midtown, Empire Slice in the Plaza District or Sauced in the Paseo Arts District, just to name a few.
Post Game Fun
Looking for somewhere to celebrate the Thunder victory? Head over to FLINT, the restaurant at the Colcord Hotel, for a drink at their bar or large outdoor patio. Red Piano, the swanky bar at the Skirvin Hilton, and Stag Lounge, the whiskey and cigar lounge in Deep Deuce, are some other popular spots for post-game cocktails. Or you can grab a beer at TapWerks or Bricktown Brewery in Bricktown.
Clothes make the fan, and there are plenty of places around town to get proper Thunder gear. For official NBA-licensed merchandise, check out the Thunder merchandise shop in Chesapeake Energy Arena at 100 West Reno Avenue and online at okcthunder.com/shop. For locally designed clothes to get you in the spirit, check out Shop Good in Automobile Alley, Opolis Clothing in Midtown, DNA Galleries in the Plaza District or Blue Seven – Just OK on the north side of town.
For team updates and information, visit okcthunder.com, download the Thunder Mobile App or follow the team’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@okcthunder). Fans can share photos and stories that show their support for Thunder Basketball on social media using #WeAreThunder and #ThunderUp.