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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, […]

BOK CENTER NOMINATED FOR ARENA OF THE YEAR AGAIN BY IEBA

(Tulsa, Okla.) August 21, 2018 – Oklahoma’s marquee concert venue continues to generate national industry recognition. This morning, the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) announced that the Tulsa arena has been nominated for their  2018 “Arena of the Year” award. BOK Center previously won this award in the fall of 2016 and this will be the fourth […]

BOK CENTER WINS 2018 IAVM VENUE EXCELLENCE AWARD

(T (Tulsa, Okla.) July 25, 2018 – The awards continue to pile up for the SMG-managed BOK Center during its 10th anniversary celebrations this year. BOK Center was awarded the prestigious 2018 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and presented with the award today at the 93rd annual VenueConnect conference held in […]