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BOK Center Introduction

A space-age arena in downtown Tulsa, the Bank of Oklahoma Center, known as the BOK Center, is one of the most eco-conscious stadiums in the US. Opened in 2008, it was designed by César Pelli, the architect behind Malaysia's Petronas Towers, and hosts NBA basketball matches, football and hockey games, plus big-name music acts like Madonna, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney. Seating 19,199 fans, the stadium offers many drinking and dining options, plus HD screens and hi-tech sound facilities. Its prime downtown location means there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, including cafes, bars and restaurants.

Hotels near BOK Center

The BOK Center's downtown location means it's surrounded by a variety of accommodation from high-end hotels, to budget inns and hostels. Some of the nearby upmarket hotels feature indoor pools and spas, stylish restaurants and lounge bars. The more affordable options are still within walking distance of the arena and offer indoor or outdoor pools, fitness rooms and free breakfast. Tulsa is busiest during July and August, when the sun is blazing and school's out, but summer also attracts peak hotel rates. For the best hotel bargains visit in October and November, or February and March, when temperatures drop dramatically.

Where to stay near BOK Center

The BOK Center is in downtown Tulsa, the city's financial and business district. It's close to the Tulsa Convention Center and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The Brady Arts District is a buzzy area just north of the arena and home to the Brady Theater and Woody Guthrie Center. It's also a short walk from the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the ONEOK Field, the city's art deco-style baseball stadium. Just east of downtown and the BOK Center is the Blue Dome District, another popular entertainment area, named for the blue-domed building on Second Street and Elgin.

Things to see near BOK Center

You could take in a baseball game at the ONEOK Field, a 16-minute walk from the BOK Center. Or watch a concert at the restored century-old Brady Theater, an 8 minutes' stroll away A block east from here is the Woody Guthrie Center, a museum dedicated to the artist, while Jazz fans should seek out the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, a block south. For more arts and culture, head 3.3 miles south to the Philbrook Museum of Art, an iconic collection housed in a grand Italian Renaissance villa built in 1926.

How to get to BOK Center

The BOK Center's central downtown location means it's easy to access from all over the city. It's less than a mile from I-244, and 9.3 miles or a 45-minute bus ride from Tulsa International Airport. Tulsa has an inner city bus network and the nearest stop to the BOK Center is a minute's walk away on South Denver Avenue. There is no Amtrak station in Tulsa, and the nearest station is 100 miles away in Oklahoma City. It is, however, serviced by Greyhound and the nearest stop is a 12-minute stroll from the arena on South Detroit Avenue.