The Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City is a multipurpose arena located at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Also called "The Big House", the arena can accommodate 10,944 people and is the third largest multi-purpose arena in Oklahoma City, after the Ford Center and the Cox Convention Center. When it opened, the building had the largest roof of this type of world and was named James Norick State Fair Arena after the OKC mayor at that time.
The Big House of OKC was the franchise of the Central Hockey League, the Oklahoma City Blazers, from 1965 to 1977, and has also hosted the state basketball playoffs of the high school . The Oklahoma State Fairgrounds hosts equine events, rodeos and horse shows, while both the State Fairgrounds and the Big House serve as security facilities for events and sports concerts.
The state fair park, OKC, concluded the 2008 horse season. Thanks to its splendid equine facilities, it is a most favored destination for horse shows, and it is still known as the "Horse Show Capital Of the world". The multi-purpose area also hosts the very popular annual fair. The 2009 edition of the Fair is very much awaited as the previous editions of the event, and will be held in the park from the 21st to the 27th of September.
City visitors staying in OKC hotels can check the Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City. The hotels in the center of OKC maintain a good reputation for hospitality and comfort at affordable prices for visitors to this vibrant city.