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Convention conundrum

For years, Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has said that a convention center hotel must open at the same time as the convention center or the city faces losing business. With construction on the $252 million project set to begin in 2016, a hotel developer needs to be identified

Cheering charities

In February, she will represent the organization at Oklahoma City Thunder games through an ad campaign that will splash her image – and message – across television screens and billboards around the city. But she’s not planning to do anything fancy; she will just tell people about her organization. “I’ll just be me,” she says.

Thunder prepares to debut new suites, restaurant

More options are available at Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo by Urbanative “As our season ticket base has grown pretty significantly over the last couple of years, we’ve literally run out of inventory,” said Thunder Senior Vice President Brian Byrnes. “So we’ve been challenged with continuing to find new revenue streams for

Appointment Book

STAGE Batman Live, Oct. 10-14 It’s been a good year for the Dark Knight. Fresh from a summer blockbuster, he’s motoring in to the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno, for eight action-packed performances of Batman Live, Oct. 10-14. Tickets are $19.50-$69.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com. MUSIC Carrie Underwood, Oct. 25 Blown Away by

Hoop tech

Gary Desjardins, general manager of the arena, chuckles as he reminisces about the old days. The arena has undergone drastic infrastructure changes in the last decade, and emerging technologies continue to make their way into the arena. Meeting the technology needs of the early 2000s, there was no such thing as an iPhone, an iPad,

City, state officials discuss boulevard plans

“I hope we’ve done a good job of communicating with the public, but I fear that maybe we haven’t,” said ODOT Deputy Director Gary Evans. “I want to apologize on behalf of the department if we have not done a good job of communicating.” Several hundred people turned out to the Coca-Cola events center in

There they grow!

The $502,000 project embraced the firm’s identity while also maintaining the site’s legacy via images that pay homage to former owner John Kirkpatrick, including one in the lobby. Kirkpatrick’s wall-size world map was removed carefully from plaster and remains on display.     Ending an NBA lockout is even better when your team’s home looks

Convention center subcommittee wants $30 million to remain intact

Mike Mize, with ADG, discussed a MAPS 3 implementation plan for all eight projects, which voters approved at a cost of $777 million in late 2009. It showed the roughly 400,000-square-foot convention center, land acquisition, site preparation and other factors to bring the price tag to just over $252 million. The $30 million in question

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