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.
With new COVID-19 safety protocols in place, Chesapeake Energy Arena and the Oklahoma City Thunder are back in action! For the beginning of the 2020-2021 season, fans will not be in attendance at the game, but that doesn't mean you can't cheer on the home team virtually. Whether you tune in online or watch the game on television, you can thunder up without leaving your home.
When tickets for the next season become available, you can 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. Please note that once the games are open to fans, fewer tickets are expected to be available for the the 2020-2021 season to allow for maximum physical distancing in the venue. Read more about the venue's enhanced safety protocols here.
Don't want to catch the game from hom? You can still have fun watching the game with local fans while practicing social distancing. Bring your mask and head on over to Chalk in Chisholm Creek, RePublic Gastro Pub in Classen Curve, Empire Slice in the Plaza District or Sauced in the Paseo Arts District for some basketball fun paired with delicious dining and drinks.
Post Game Fun
Looking for somewhere to celebrate the Thunder victory? Enjoy a drink at the bar or large outdoor patio at FLINT, the restaurant at the Colcord Hotel. Red Piano Lounge, the swanky bar at the Skirvin Hilton, and Stag Lounge, the whiskey and cigar lounge in Deep Deuce, are also popular spots for post-game cocktails and are also within walking distance of the arena.
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 – 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.