Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City is a multi-purpose arena located on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. The Arena, also called the "Big House," can accommodate 10,944 people and is the third largest multi-purpose arena owned by Oklahoma City after the Ford Center and Cox Convention Center. When the building was opened, it had the largest roof of its kind in the world, and according to the then mayor of OKC, it was named the James Norick State Exhibition Arena.
The Grand House at OKC was home to the Central Hockey League franchise, the Oklahoma City Blazers, from 1965 to 1977, and also played host to state high school basketball matches. Oklahoma State Fairgrounds now hosts horses, rodeos and horse shows, while the State Fairgrounds and Big House serve as backup facilities for sporting events and concerts.
The State Fair Park, OKC, was the end of the 2008 horse season. The multipurpose arena is also home to the very popular annual fair. The 2009 edition of the trade fair is very much expected, just like the previous edition of the event, and will take place in the park from 21 to 27 September.
City visitors staying at OKC hotels can view the Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City. The OKC center hotels maintain a reputation for hospitality and comfort at reasonable prices for visitors to this vibrant city.