Tulsa Sports Commission Offers Premier Sports Facilities
A serious sports destination with top attractions, restaurants and a diverse cultural scene
Tulsa boasts world-class attractions, top-rated sports facilities and a tremendous array of cultural options. This cosmopolitan city is also easily accessible as it can be reached via I-55 and I-44 as well as from I-57. Tulsa International Airport flies nonstop across the country to such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Utah and Orlando, among others.
One of the most awarded parks in the world, the Gathering Place is a world-class riverfront park designed to welcome all to a vibrant and inclusive space. The state-of-the-art Bob Dylan Center opened in May 2022 and explores the creative life and legacy of one of America’s most influential artists. The facility houses and exhibits more than 100,000 exclusive cultural treasures created and owned by Bob Dylan.
Opened in 1927, the Tulsa Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals from nearly 450 species and covers 85 acres. In 2005, the zoo was named America’s Favorite Zoo by Microsoft Game Studios. Among the USA Today 10 Best New Attractions in 2021, Greenwood Rising is a state-of-the-art history center located at the heart of Tulsa’s Greenwood District. The history center honors the legacy of Black Wall Street before and after the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
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“I can’t say enough about the support we get here from the local community, the ticket sales are outstanding, and we see continued growth year over year. The Tulsa Sports Commission does a fantastic job supporting this event behind the scenes. And our administrators, our coaches, and more importantly our student athletes, are very excited to be associated with Tulsa and to have this championship here.”
— Bob Burda, Big 12 Sr. Associate Commissioner, Communications from Big 12 Wrestling Championships
Find Your Perfect Tulsa Facility
COX BUSINESS CONVENTION CENTER
Sports Covered: Wrestling, basketball, volleyball, cheer/dance, cornhole, conventions, breakdancing, boxing
Easily accessible and located in downtown Tulsa, this award-winning 310,625-square foot facility offers flexible spaces for both small and large events. The center is walking distance from more than 2,000 hotel rooms and surrounded by vibrant music, art and culinary scenes. This multifaceted space has hosted events from arena soccer games to Central Hockey League contests.
Sports Covered: Hockey, wrestling, basketball, eSports, concerts, arena football
This 19,199-seat multi-purpose arena was designed to accommodate arena football, hockey, basketball and concerts. Opened in 2005 at a cost of $196 million, the BOK Center (which is short for Bank of Oklahoma Center) sports a long HD ribbon screen that wraps around the three-level seating arena. Its second floor is an exclusive carpeted level with a complete bar, press areas and 37 luxury suites, each with 15-22-inch seats and furnished gathering and kitchen areas.
Sports Covered:BMX, wrestling, cheer/dance, fencing, volleyball, bull riding, equestrian, car shows
Millions of visitors experience one of the best event complexes in the country each year, which features the SageNet Center, Exchange Center, Central Park Hall and the Pavilion. At 448,000 square feet, the SageNet Center is one of the largest clear-span buildings in the world. The versatile space includes an upper and lower level. The 58,000 square foot Exchange Center offers a successful event environment with three meeting rooms and drive-through doors. The 43,000 square foot Central Park Hall has two meeting rooms and two ticket offices making it perfect for trade shows, conventions and more. The historic Pavilion boasts Art Deco architecture and includes two meeting rooms and two ticket offices.
MOHAWK SPORTS COMPLEX
Sports Covered: Soccer, football, lacrosse, field hockey, archery, cross country, rugby, multisport
This impressive venue is one of the state’s premier sports complexes. Mohawk features 17 international size fields, 10 lighted fields, a natural turf surface with advanced irrigation and drainage systems, plenty of spectator seating and a modern concession building. It also features a team warm-up area between fields and designated tournament headquarters and meeting room space.
HARDESTY NATIONAL BMX STADIUM
Sports Covered: BMX, drone racing
Standing next door to the USA BMX Headquarters and Hall of Fame, the 125,000-square-foot Hardesty National BMX Stadium is an outdoor free-span arena with seating for 2,000. The facility also boasts additional balcony seating for 1,800 and a 82,400-foot recessed track.