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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018 All-College Basketball Classic

All College Basketball

Did you know the world’s oldest basketball event takes place right here in Oklahoma City? Well you do now. The first All-College Basketball Tournament was held in 1936 and continues to this day. The current format sees Oklahoma State and Oklahoma rotate years hosting a marquee opponent at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

This year Oklahoma will host the Wichita State Shockers Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. You can get tickets here. Some of the greatest players in the history of basketball have participated in the All-College including Pete Maravich, Bob Kurland, Wayman Tisdale and Bill Russell.

basketball, college, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

November in OKC

If you thought Thanksgiving coming around the corner was going to give you a break from the action in OKC, you would be mistaken. November is action-packed with amazing concerts, new art exhibits, world-class sporting events and even a visit from comedy superstar Kevin Hart. Watch this month’s November in OKC video for more. 

arts and culture, concerts, live music, live sporting events, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The return of Loud City

OKC Thunder Fans

When it comes to sports in Oklahoma City, we can be a divided people. Sooners vs. Cowboys in some cases stretches back to birth. However, there is one thing everyone agrees on. The Chesapeake Energy Arena is the place to be in OKC when the Thunder are in the building.

As always, it was not a boring offseason for the home teams as superstar Paul George signed a new deal with the team. The announcement happened at a house party hosted by Russell Westbrook featuring a performance from hip-hop superstar Nas. You know … typical Oklahoma City stuff.

The Thunder tips-off the 2018-19 season with a preseason game at the ‘Peake this week. The real season tips-off October 16 with a short road trip out west, before the home opener against the Kings of Sacramento October 21. See a full schedule here and get your tickets today.

live sporting events, Thunder, basketball
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Marquee games

Chesapeake Energy Arena

New to town? Maybe not real familiar with the NBA? Here are some games we have circled as "can’t miss":

  • Sacramento Kings- Oct. 21; Home openers are always great but this is extra special as the Kings are led by former University of Oklahoma superstar Buddy Hield.
  • Boston Celtics- Oct. 25; The Celtics look like the class of the Eastern Conference and feature former Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart.
  • Houston Rockets- Nov. 8; Harden vs. Russ, the return of Melo. The Rockets vs. Thunder never disappoint.
  • New York Knicks- Nov. 14; Enes Kanter might be the most beloved former Thunder player. Don’t expect many boos when Kanter’s Knicks come to town.
  • Atlanta Hawks- Nov. 30; Former OU star Trae Young makes his first trip to OKC as a pro.
  • Dallas Mavericks- Dec. 31; New Year’s Eve with Russ. What else do you need to know?
  • Los Angeles Lakers- Jan. 17; Lebron James’ first trip to OKC in the purple and gold.
  • Golden State Warriors- March 16; Bring ear plugs.
live sporting events, Thunder, basketball
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Oklahoma Regatta Festival

The 2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival will take place Sept. 28 - 30 in the Boathouse District. This amazing three-day competition includes rowing, dragon boating, kayaking, white water rafting and family fun.

The weekend will also feature the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma race, OGE NightSprints, and food trucks and beer gardens. The races features teams from all over the nation competing on all levels of competition--collegiate, masters and junior rowing.

During the festival the 500-meter NightSprints are held when the sun sets. This creates a unique and intense atmosphere for everyone involved from spectators to competitors. Everyone is invited to bring something to sit on or someone to sit with, or both of course, and cheer the athletes on.

family-friendly, free, live sporting events, Oklahoma River, water sports, Boathouse District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Great State Fair of Oklahoma

Midway at the Oklahoma State Fair

Football, cooler weather and the State Fair of Oklahoma means it is fall. If you are new to Oklahoma City then you might be surprised to find out that for many the kickoff of the State Fair of Oklahoma is our official signal that autumn has arrived!  

From Sept. 13-23, State Fair Park in Oklahoma City will be bustling with the Oklahoma State Fair and all that it entails. An annual extravaganza stretching back more than 100 years, the Oklahoma State Fair offers a little something for everyone, from deep-fried culinary delights (sign us up!) to ice-dancing Disney princesses. Read on for our can’t-miss fair favorites.

  • Disney on Ice- A State Fair mainstay, Disney on Ice is back with Dare to Dream!, a fun adventure with all your Disney favorites.
  • Xtreme Bulls- What do you get when you mix action-packed bull riding and high-energy country music concerts? You get Xtreme Bulls.
  • Chickasaw Country Entertainment Stage- Nothing can beat free live music. This year’s lineup includes Neal McCoy, Beatlemania, Dylan Scott, Dru Hill, Foghat and more.
live music, live sporting events, State Fair Park, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Don’t strike out and miss the NCAA Softball Championships

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium

One of Oklahoma City’s favorite ways to celebrate the start of summer is at the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) hosted in Oklahoma City. The 2018 WCWS will take place May 31 – June 6 at USA Hall of Fame Stadium in the Adventure District. Get tickets to the games.

This year the hometown Oklahoma Sooners will be gunning for their third-straight NCAA Championship bit will face a tough field including Oregon, Washington, Arizona State, Florida State, Georgia, UCLA and Florida.

During the tournament, those eight teams will be cheered on by around 70,000 spectators. Since 2010, the ASA Hall of Fame complex has welcomed record-setting crowds for the event, and the venue is scheduled as the home of WCWS until at least 2035. The complex is home to four fields and a variety of fan and athlete amenities. While you are cheering on your team of choice, be sure to visit the USA National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum, a shrine to the growing game of softball and the athletes who have taken the sport to new heights.

Adventure District, college, live sporting events, museums
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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June in OKC


June is one of the busiest months of the year in OKC. Annual events like the deadCenter Film Festival, NCAA Softball Championships, Red Earth and Prix de West draw some of the biggest crowds of the year. Luckily our friends over at the Convention and Visitors Bureau have all the action covered in their monthly events video.

arts and culture, festivals, live sporting events, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

May in OKC

NBA playoffs (hopefully), 14 home games for the Dodgers, three home games for the Energy, the Big 12 Softball and Baseball Championships, Oklahoma City Whitewater Festival … well, it is safe to say May is a sports fan’s dream. Luckily our friends over at the Convention and Visitors Bureau have all the action covered in their monthly events video.

Dodgers, live sporting events, OKC Energy, Thunder
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Energy FC

OKC Energy FC

Oklahomans have always been accused of being football crazy but few could have predicted just how fútbol crazy Oklahoma City has become. Thanks to the Oklahoma City Energy FC, the love of soccer has swept across the metro. 

The Energy will kick off their 2018 season March 17 against their rivals the Roughnecks FC out of Tulsa at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City. This will mark the franchise’s fifth season and the club will be welcoming a new head coach this season, Steve Cooke. The Energy FC have made the playoffs three straight years which has led to raucous home crowds. The club routinely draws 4,000 fans to their matches.

Check out the 2018 schedule and get your tickets today.

live sporting events, OKC Energy, soccer, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March in OKC

It is March in OKC, and that means spring break and warmer temperatures. March is one of the busiest months in the 4-0-5, but our friends over at the CVB have you covered with their monthly What to OKC video. This month’s highlights include eight Thunder games, Miranda Lambert, Dropkick Murphys, Finding Neverland and more.

live music, live sporting events, attractions
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nothing but net

Women\'s Big 12 Championship

The Thunder aren’t the only ones who bring thrilling roundball to Chesapeake Energy Arena. This year you can catch the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship right here in Oklahoma City. This year’s championship will be held March 2 – 5 and tickets are on sale now.

This year marks the third straight year the Big 12 has hosted its championship at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. West Virginia upset top-seeded Baylor to win the title last season. This year Baylor and Texas have two of the top squads in the country, but the home teams of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State aren’t far behind. The championship game will be played Monday, March 5.

college, live sporting events, basketball
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Adventure District

Adventure District

If there is one thing you can say about the Adventure District, it is that it lives up to its name and then some.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the crown jewels of the city and features more than 1,800 animals spread over 119 acres. We recommend the Great escAPE (get it) exhibit where you can watch gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees monkey around. The newest addition to the Zoo is a baby gorilla born on Dec. 13. The baby is a girl and her name will be revealed soon.  

Next door to the Zoo is Science Museum Oklahoma which has been entertaining and teaching generations of kids about science since the late 50s. The museum is home to a must-see Science Live performance and a planetarium. On Feb. 9, the museum is launching its first-ever Late Nite Lab.

Nearby is the world-renowned National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where you can find exhibits on cowboy heritage and one of the largest collections of western art in the known galaxy. 

There is also fun to be had for sports fans at the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame & Museum. Not just a place for history, the Museum welcomes thousands each year for the annual Women’s College World Series.

Last, but not least, if you need a break from the kids head over to Remington Park Racing & Casino which is not only the region’s top race track, but the city’s only casino.

You can read more about the Adventure district here.

family-friendly, live sporting events, museums, nightlife, racetrack, western heritage, zoo, Adventure District, arts and culture
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Good ride Cowboy

Rodeo

Some of the toughest cowboys and cowgirls in the world will convene in Oklahoma City this week for a couple of big-time events with some big-time money on the line. Whether you know exactly what a rank bull means or want to discover the rodeo for the first time, we promise you’ll have a blast at both events.

The International Finals Rodeo takes place Jan. 19- 21 at State Fair Park and will feature the top cowboys and cowgirls of the IFR competing for their share of $250,000 in prizes in various events.

On Saturday and Sunday the PBR: Built Ford Tough Series will make its annual return to the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The event features the best bull riders in the world matching up with the rankest bulls for their piece of a $140,000 payout. Both bull riding aficionados and novices will have a night they won’t forget.

live sporting events, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tackling Twitter

social media on phone

So you recently moved to your amazing new hometown of Oklahoma City and you signed up for our little blog (on the left of the page). Now what? While we want to be your No. 1 source for living, working and playing in OKC, there are a lot of great resources that can help make you an OKC expert in no time.

If you really want to get to know a town and stay on top of the comings and goings, Twitter is a great start. Here is a good beginner list of accounts to follow. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. If there is anyone you feel we’ve left out, put them in the comments below for all to see.

General news, info and events
@BetterLifeOKC – Get the 4-1-1 on the 4-0-5
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB

Sports
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball
@okcblue- Oklahoma City Blue – NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder
@okc-dodgers – Oklahoma City Dodgers – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC

City stuff
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City
@okcpd- Oklahoma City Police
@okcfd- Oklahoma City Fire
@EMBARKOK- Oklahoma City Transit
@Maps3- updates on the MAPS program
@okcparks- Oklahoma City Parks & Rec
@ParkingOKC- All things parking OKC
@fly_OKC- Official account of Will Rogers World Airport
@okczoo- Oklahoma City Zoo

Media and Blogs
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@NewsOK – Daily news
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@YelpOKC – What’s good in OKC

Oklahoma City, social media, live sporting events, networking
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November in OKC

November is a busy month in OKC, but don’t worry because our friends at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau have you covered with their November in OKC video. This month they even brought along a very special guest, Thunder defensive wizard Andre Roberson. Get fired up with six Thunder home games this month, Downtown in December festivities kicking off, Chris Stapleton at the Chesapeake Energy arena and so much more.

downtown, holiday, live sporting events, music, Thunder, attractions, concerts
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Three things to watch this upcoming season

OKC Thunder Fans

The start to the regular NBA season is nearly upon us, which means Thunder basketball is finally returning! Whether you’re a casual fan or claim to be the biggest, here are three things to look out for this upcoming season.

The first, and probably one of the most obvious, is to get to know the new big three in OKC; Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. It was an eventful offseason as the Thunder added George, a four-time all-star and Olympic gold medalist, and the 10-time all-star Anthony. Oh, and some Westbrook guy signed the biggest contract in NBA history to stay in Oklahoma City for six more seasons. With three superstars on the roster, the revamped Thunder are poised to make a run in the Western conference.

Second, be sure to pay close attention to the crazy clothing styles Westbrook will unleash this year. We know, this doesn’t have much to do with the actual game, but one of the reasons for the NBA’s strong rise in popularity has to do with the character and fun the individual players bring to the league. Besides, some of Westbrook’s pre-game style choices may also have a few subliminal messages that are really fun to tweet about if last season was any indication.

Lastly, be sure to buy a program to get to know the new faces. Besides George and Anthony, the Thunder also signed NBA veterans Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson, as well as drafted Terrance Ferguson. Felton, a former top five pick, has been in the league for 13 seasons and will take over backup PG duties. Paterson is entering his 10th season in the NBA and is known for his defense and shooting ability. Ferguson was picked in the first round last June and is only 19 years old. Fun fact: Ferguson was born in Tulsa.  

The Thunder regular season begins Oct. 19 with a home game against the New York Knicks. You can check out the complete regular season schedule on the Thunder website.

Thunder, basketball, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The G-League is back

With the start of Thunder basketball also comes the start of the regular season for the NBA G League (formerly known as the D League). In fact, one of the coolest things about the Thunder’s G League team, the Oklahoma City Blue, is the way in which they use it.

Brett Dawson from NewsOK highlight’s how the Thunder are adept at treating the OKC Blue as a Triple-A farm team in baseball and to a much greater extent than other NBA teams.

If you can’t make it to a Thunder game, an OKC Blue game is a great way to get in your basketball fix throughout the regular season. The OKC Blue kicks off the regular season with a home game against Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Check out the full schedule here.

Thunder, basketball, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Soccer: Oklahoma’s Other Fútbol

[Photo credit: Steven Christy]

Whether you’re a fan of football or, well, fútbol, OKC has a place and a team for you. The OKC Energy is the city’s professional soccer team and is part of the United Soccer League, the largest professional soccer league in the world with 29 teams. Around for only three years, the OKC Energy has already had a tremendous impact on the Oklahoma City sports scene and community through camps, youth club partnerships and more.

OKC Energy soccer is a great way to spend time with family and friends as you cheer on a team that is growing in popularity. So popular, in fact, that a new soccer stadium may be in the works that will move the Energy up to Major League Soccer.

You can take a look at the Energy’s soccer schedule on their website here. And when you go, don’t forget to practice yelling goal like this guy to get you in the soccer spirit.

live sporting events, OKC Energy, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The sporting life

You don’t have to live in Oklahoma City long to realize people here love their sports. Be it Thunder, Cowboys, Sooners, Energy, Dodgers or anything in between the people here are fanatic about their favorite teams. The Sporting Life section of our website gives you a great snapshot of athletics in the 4-0-5. Team sports not your bag? We (really Oklahoma City) have you covered. On the page you can also find info on golf courses, lakes, the Oklahoma River, running, cycling and more. Do you see something we missed? Be sure to let us know and we will get it added.

Thunder, water sports, cycling, Dodgers, football, golf, live sporting events, OKC Energy, outdoor recreation, running
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Running the bases

World Cup Softball

One of Oklahoma City’s favorite ways to celebrate the start of summer is at the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) hosted in Oklahoma City. The 2017 WCWS will take place June 1-7 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in the Adventure District. Get tickets to the games.

During the tournament, eight softball teams will be cheered on by around 70,000 spectators. Since 2010, the ASA Hall of Fame complex has welcomed record-setting crowds for the event, and the venue is scheduled as the home of WCWS until at least 2035. The complex is home to four fields and a variety of fan and athlete amenities. While you are cheering on your team of choice, be sure to visit the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum, a shrine to the growing game of softball and the athletes who have taken the sport to new heights.

college, family-friendly, live sporting events, Adventure District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Energy FC kickoff

Energy FC Fans

Labor Omnia Vincit, or Labor Conquers All, is the motto central to the identity of the OKC Energy FC. The motto is a reflection of the hard working spirit of Oklahomans, and their flag contains elements of our own.

The OKC Energy, who had their inaugural season in 2014, play in the United Soccer League. The league features 29 teams in the United States and Canada. During their short history, the OKC Energy FC has already had a tremendous impact on the Oklahoma City sports scene and local community through camps, youth club partnerships and more.

OKC Energy soccer is a great way to spend time with family and friends as you cheer on a team that made it to the Western Conference Semifinals in 2016. Cheer on the OKC Energy FC in their home opener Saturday, April 8 at Taft Stadium against the Rio Grande Valley Toros FC. Be sure to check out their full schedule on their website.

live sporting events, OKC Energy, soccer, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It’s Thunder season

Russell Westbrook shoots against Cavs (cropped)

In Russ we trust! With some new faces like Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, Ersan Ilyasova and Alex Abrines joining our guys Westbrook, Adams, Kanter, Payne, Collison and the rest, OKC’s NBA hoopsters look to defend their Northwest Division title with the same old Thunder toughness and grit in head coach Billy Donovan’s second season. The Thunder tip off their 2016-17 campaign with preseason games across the pond (see below) and in Dallas and Tulsa, in addition to home games at Chesapeake Arena on Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. the Timberwolves and Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs the Nuggets. The regular season begins on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Philadelphia, followed by the first home contest on Friday, Oct. 28 vs. Phoenix. After quite the tumultuous offseason, we’re just so glad actual basketball is finally back. Thunder Up!

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live sporting events, Thunder, basketball
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Use your energy to go see some soccer

OKC Energy Fans [Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

 [Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

Whether young or old, new or long-time resident, tall or short, talk-with-your-hands or only-with-your-mouth, Pepsi or Coke, Ford or Chevy, Calvin or Hobbes, bald or hairy and boisterous or shy, Energy FC matches are a favorite activity among the community. Energy FC was founded in 2013 and is currently in the middle of the 2016 season. Energy FC is a part of the United Soccer League, an affiliate of Major League Soccer, and was named 2014 Rookie Franchise of the Year. Taft Stadium of OKC is the home of Energy FC. Eventually, a purpose-built stadium for Energy FC are in the team’s long term plans. Recently, Energy FC had a ribbon-cutting of their new practice facility located at 2810 NE 63rd St. As Energy FC continues to grow, so does the fan base. With only 11 games remaining this season, go out and watch Energy FC fight to the top of the table!

Upcoming Schedule:
-August 2, 7:30 p.m. – Home – vs. Sacramento Republic FC
-August 6, 7:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
-August 13, 7:30 p.m. – Home – vs. LA Galaxy II
-August 20, 7:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
-August 24, 8:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
-August 27, 7:30 p.m. – Home – vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
-August 31, 7:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Saint Louis FC
-September 4, 4:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Portland Timbers 2
-September 11, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2
-September 18, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Swope Park Rangers
-September 24, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Saint Louis FC

-www.EnergyFC.com
-Instagram: @EnergyFC
-Twitter: @EnergyFC
-Facebook: Energy FC

OKC Energy, soccer, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Say Hi-O to Rayo

Soccer Field

Oklahoma City’s newest professional soccer team, Rayo OKC, was established in early 2016 and is a part of the North American Soccer League.  Rayo OKC plays at Miller Stadium of Yukon High School. Rayo OKC soccer matches are another great opportunity to get out for the evening in the summer and the fall! Season tickets are available online at www.rayookc.com.

Upcoming Schedule:
-August 7, 3:00 p.m. – Away – vs. New York Cosmos
-August 13, 6:30 p.m. – Away – Indy Eleven
-August 20, 8:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Miami FC
-August 27, 6:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
-September 3, 7:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Minnesota United FC
-September 11, 7:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
-September 14, 8:00 p.m. – Away –vs. FC Edmonton
-September 18, 7:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
-September 24, 6:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
-October 2, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Carolina RailHawks
-October 8, 7:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Miama FC
-October 12, 6:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Carolina RailHawks
-October 16, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Ottawa Fury FC
-October 22, 6:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
-October 30, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Indy Eleven

-Twitter: @RayoOKC
-Facebook: Rayo OKC
-www.rayookc.com

Rayo, soccer, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hey, batter batter

Oklahoma City is known as a place where people are passionate about sports, a trait that is evident at the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) hosted in Oklahoma City, along with the Oklahoma City All Sports Association and the University of Oklahoma. The 2016 WCWS will take place June 2-8 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in the Adventure District of Oklahoma City. Get tickets to the games.

During the tournament, eight softball teams will be cheered on by around 70,000 spectators. Since 2010, the ASA Hall of Fame complex has welcomed record-setting crowds for the event, and the venue is scheduled as the home of WCWS until at least 2035. The complex is home to four fields and a variety of fan and athlete amenities. While you are cheering on your team of choice, be sure to visit the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum, a shrine to the growing game of softball and the athletes who have taken the sport to new heights.

live sporting events, college
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dodger days

OKC Dodgers Baseball

Although some form of professional baseball has been played in Oklahoma City since pre-statehood days, last year marked the beginning of an era as Oklahoma City became the AAA affiliate of the historic Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Oklahoma City Dodgers got off to a quick start during their inaugural season by winning their division and going on a thrilling playoff run. 

AAA baseball is a great way to enjoy Oklahoma springs with the family or friends while seeing some of the future stars of baseball. Recent All-Stars like Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis, R.A. Dickey, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Carl Crawford are just a few to have spent time in OKC. Even Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg spent a couple of seasons in the metro. Check out this past post for more Oklahoma City baseball history.

The first home game of the 2016 season will be April 5 against the Nashville Sounds. So check the schedule, buy your tickets and we will see you at the fabulous Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. We’ll be the ones enjoying the world famous Dodger Dogs.

baseball, Dodgers, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Big 12 baseball

Bricktown Ballpark

Oklahoma City will once again host the Big 12 Baseball Championships this spring at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. This year’s tournament will be held May 25 – 29 and tickets are on sale now.

This will mark the 17th time our city has hosted the tournament since the Big 12 was formed in 1997. In fact going back to the old Big 8 days, OKC has hosted 38 of the last 41 conference championships.

Basically that was long way of saying our community has done an outstanding job of supporting the tournament and we know that tradition will continue. Whether you root for the guys in Orange, Crimson, another Big 12 school or have no allegiance, this is an Oklahoma City tradition that shouldn’t be missed.

baseball, college, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Adventure District

If there were an award for the most properly named district in the 4-0-5, the Adventure District would probably win. The aptly-named section of the city is home to more family fun than you can shake a stick at.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the crown jewels of the city and features more than 1,800 animals spread over 119 acres. We recommend the Great escAPE (get it) exhibit where you can watch gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees monkey around. This is also where you can find the Zoo Amphitheater, the premier venue for outdoor concerts in the metro.

Next door to the Zoo is Science Museum Oklahoma which has been entertaining and teaching generations of kids about science since the late 50s. If you were raised in Oklahoma City you know all about the shadow wall. The museum is home to a must-see Science Live performance and a planetarium.

Nearby is the world-renowned National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where you can find exhibits on cowboy heritage and one of the largest collections of western art in the known galaxy.

There is also fun to be had for sports fans at the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame & Museum. Not just a place for history, the Museum welcomes thousands each year for the annual Women’s College World Series.

Last, but not least, if you need a break from the kids head over to Remington Park Racing & Casino which is not only the region’s top race track but the city’s only casino.

As you can see the Adventure District has a ton to do (even more than we listed) but if you want to see it all you are going to need more than a weekend.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thundering up the new year in style …

OKC Thunder game [Photo Credit: OKC Thunder]

[Photo Credit: OKC Thunder]

Some might say that we here at Better Life Central suffer from Thunder-mania year-round and rightfully so. Anyone who’s seen KD and Russ this season can attest to the star power of this duo. So of course we will be enjoying the game this New Year’s Eve as the Thunder take on the Phoenix Suns at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Find tickets here. Downtown restaurants including Park Avenue Grill, Flint, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Vast and many others will have special menus before and after the game to help you make sure that you and your special someone kick off 2016 with a bang.

Some of our favorite other places around town to ring in 2016:

Bricktown, downtown, festivals, live sporting events, Plaza District, restaurants, Thunder
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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