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BOK CENTER FINISHES YEAR AS HIGHEST RANKED SMG-MANAGED ARENA

(Tulsa, Okla.) January 8, 2016 – BOK Center continues to maintain its reputation as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Earlier today Pollstar announced their 2015 Year End Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #26 in the United States, up three spots from #29 in 2014. Despite only being […]

BOK Center Will Implement Additional Security Enhancements

(Tulsa, Okla.) January 4, 2016 – Beginning with the Tulsa Oilers hockey game tomorrow evening, BOK Center will implement additional security measures at all future events. These new enhancements will include walk-through metal detectors at every arena entrance and size restrictions on all bags brought into the building by patrons. To accommodate the additional time […]

SMG Tulsa’s Winterfest Featured in People Magazine

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 18, 2015 – Each state in America has its own unique way of celebrating the Christmas season, so People Magazine listed 50 of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit, one for each state. In a story titled “Christmas Across America: A Unique Way to Celebrate the Holidays in Each State,” SMG Tulsa’s […]

BOK CENTER NAMED MOST INSTAGRAMMED LOCATION IN OKLAHOMA FOR 2015

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 15, 2015 –  Time Magazine recently named the top 50 Instagrammed locations in all 50 states for 2015 and BOK Center was named the most Instagrammed location in Oklahoma for the second year in a row. Time used data from the Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing network, Instagram, to figure out the locations. […]

BOK CENTER HIGHLIGHTED AS TOP STOP IN INDUSTRY

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 7, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was highlighted in the November issue of trade publication Venues Today as one of the industry’s “Top Stops” based on concert and event grosses from September 16, 2015 through October 15, 2015. The venue finished 12th in the world and 8th in the United States in […]

SMG TULSA RECEIVES MULTIPLE HALL OF HEADLINES NOMINATIONS

(Tulsa, Okla.) November 3, 2015 – Several SMG Tulsa employees received nominations by Venues Today magazine for the Hall of Headlines Awards, the annual awards given to individuals who have made a difference in the venue industry in the last 12 months. Recipients are nominated and elected byVenues Today readers. Winners will be showcased and caricatured in the […]

SMG TULSA RECOGNIZED FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

(Tulsa, Okla.) October 29, 2015 – SMG Tulsa, the management company of both BOK Center and Cox Business Center, was named as one of the 35 Top Inclusive Workplace Cultures by Mosaic, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s diversity business council, at the third-annual Economic Inclusion Forum on Thursday morning. The companies and organizations were recognized for […]

ARIANA GRANDE ADOPTS DOG FROM LOCAL TULSA SHELTER ON THE SPOT BEFORE SHOW AT BOK CENTER

(Tulsa, Okla.) October 7, 2015 – Before Ariana Grande’s concert at BOK Center this evening, SMG Tulsa staff members surprised Grande at her meet and greet with eight dogs from ARF Tulsa, the Animal Rescue Foundation of Tulsa. Grande has been known for taking crazy pictures with building staff members throughout her tour and the SMG team at […]

BOK CENTER WELCOMES FIVE MILLIONTH FAN

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 25, 2015 – BOK Center hit another monumental milestone this evening at the Florida Georgia Line concert. At around 6:05 PM, the five millionth fan walked through the doors and had their ticket scanned. That lucky person was Hunter Orcutt from Tulsa who was attending with the concert with her husband, Alan.  […]

BOK CENTER AND STAFF NOMINATED FOR INDUSTRY AWARDS

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 3, 2015 – BOK Center received several nominations from the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) earlier this week for its annual honors and awards. BOK Center was nominated for 2015 Venue of the Year. Jeff Nickler, BOK Center General Manager, was nominated for Venue Executive of the Year and Michael Owens, Director of […]