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BOK CENTER NOMINATED FOR ARENA OF THE YEAR FOR 8TH TIME IN 11 YEARS

(Tulsa, Okla.) November 18, 2019 – Oklahoma’s BOK Center has been nominated for Arena of the Year by Pollstar Magazine for the 8th time in building history and Casey Sparks, general manager, has been nominated for Venue Executive of the Year. BOK Center joins a notable group of nominees for Arena of the Year including Barclays […]

BOK CENTER CONTINUES LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE WITH MORE INDUSTRY NOMINATIONS

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 3, 2019 – BOK Center continues to generate national industry recognition and maintain a legacy of excellence with more industry nominations. Recently, the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) announced that Casey Sparks, BOK Center general manager, was nominated for “Venue Executive of the Year” and Joe Giordano, BOK Center assistant general manager, was nominated for […]

BOK CENTER CLOSES OUT FISCAL YEAR AS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS

(Tulsa, Okla.) August 19, 2019 – BOK Center has a reputation of breaking records and being considered one of the world’s busiest concert destinations. The venue recently ended their 2018-2019 fiscal year with their second busiest and most profitable year to date, falling short only to 2015 when BOK Center hosted Garth Brooks for seven sold-out performances. Over […]

JOE GIORDANO NAMED ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER OF BOK CENTER

(Tulsa, Okla.) March 29, 2019 – SMG has named Joe Giordano as Assistant General Manager of BOK Center.  Giordano most recently served as Director of Booking for BOK Center since 2016. “Joe plays a crucial role in helping BOK Center maintain its track record of success on a national stage,” said Casey Sparks, BOK Center General […]

CASEY SPARKS NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF BOK CENTER AND COX BUSINESS CENTER

(Tulsa, Okla.) March 4, 2019 – SMG has named Casey Sparks as General Manager of BOK Center and Cox Business Center. Sparks most recently served as the Assistant General Manager for BOK Center for five years. “As Assistant General Manager, Casey’s leadership and dedication have served our city well and I am excited to welcome her as […]

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINATES BOK CENTER FOR VENUE OF THE YEAR AGAIN

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 20, 2019 – The awards keep piling up for BOK Center. The SMG-managed arena was nominated by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for Venue of the Year – Large Capacity. BOK Center, which opened in 2008, has been nominated for the award eight times over the past ten years. Also nominated for […]

METALLICA SETS NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD AT BOK CENTER

(Tulsa, Okla.) January 18, 2019 – On a historic night in Tulsa, BOK Center hit a huge milestone as it set a new single-concert attendance record when welcoming 19,228 Metallica fans to Friday night’s sold-out concert. This makes the show the highest attended in BOK Center’s ten year history.  Metallica’s performance was the ninth show in BOK Center’s 10-year anniversary […]

BOK CENTER RANKED #23 ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 14, 2018 – BOK Center continues to break records and rank as one of the world’s busiest concert destinations. Pollstar announced today their 2018 Year-End Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #23 in the United States and #47 in the world.  BOK Center was also the highest ranked arena […]

BOK CENTER NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE AWARDS BY POLLSTAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 3, 2018 – Oklahoma’s marquee concert arena continues to generate national industry recognition. On Friday, Los Angeles-based Pollstar announced that BOK Center has been nominated for “Best Hang,” a new category at the Concert Industry Awards this year that recognizes venues or festivals that create incredible backstage experiences for artists and tours. In addition, BOK […]

BOK CENTER NAMED ARENA OF THE YEAR AGAIN

(Tulsa, Okla.) October 2, 2018 – BOK Center was named the Arena of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) during the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony tonight in Nashville. The Tulsa venue was selected over an elite group of nominees that included Allstate Arena (Rosemont, IL), Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA), Madison Square Garden (New York, […]