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GOODBYE EARL, HELLO PUPPIES

Dixie Chicks Support Local Animal Rescue Foundation Prior to Show at BOK Center (Tulsa, Okla.) September 8, 2016 –  As passionate advocates of animal rights, the Dixie Chicks wanted to make an impact on the local community during their visit to Tulsa. Prior to this evening’s concert at BOK Center, the band coordinated with SMG, […]

BOK CENTER AND STAFF NOMINATED FOR INDUSTRY AWARDS

Arena of the Year & Venue Executive of the Year (Tulsa, Okla.) September 2, 2016 – BOK Center received several nominations from the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) this week for its annual honors and awards. BOK Center was nominated for 2016 Arena of the Year and Jeff Nickler, BOK Center General Manager, was nominated for Venue […]

#13 ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES

Venue is SMG’s highest ranked arena in the Continental U.S. (Tulsa, Okla.) July 15, 2016 – As the venue approaches its eighth birthday, BOK Center continues to maintain its status as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Earlier today Pollstar announced their 2016 Mid Year Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished […]

BOK CENTER TEAM MEMBERS SELECTED FOR INDUSTRY HONORS

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 1, 2016 – Two BOK Center team members have been selected to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2016 to be recognized at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Minneapolis, MN from July 23-26, 2016. BOK Center garnered two honorees: Meghan Doyle, Director of Marketing, […]

BOK CENTER #12 VENUE IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 8, 2016 – Over seven years after opening, BOK Center continues to maintain its status as one of the world’s busiest concert arenas. Earlier today Pollstar announced their 2016 First Quarter Top 100 Arena Venues based on ticket sales and BOK Center finished #12 in the United States and #32 in the world.  BOK Center was […]

BOK CENTER NOW HAS ONE SEAT THAT NO ONE MAY PURCHASE

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 25, 2016 – Among the 19,199 seats at BOK Center, there will be one chair intended to remain unoccupied and symbolize something greater than all the others.  Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. and BOK Center have dedicated a Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) “Chair of Honor” inside BOK Center. […]

ALLIE THOMAS NAMED SMG TULSA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 9, 2016 – SMG Tulsa, the management company of BOK Center and Cox Business Center, named Allie Thomas 2015 Employee of the Year. Thomas serves as an Event Coordinator in the Event Services Department. Thomas was recognized for her dedication to the success of events at Cox Business Center, including her work […]

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 […]