Lloyd Noble Center

Lloyd Noble Center

Lloyd Noble Center History

On game day, the Lloyd Noble Center is one of the toughest home floors in the country, selling out game after game thanks to powerhouse men's and women's basketball programs. The Lloyd Noble Center opened in 1975 and was named after one of the universities great boosters and alumni, Samuel Lloyd Noble. With the success of the Sooner men's basketball program, came the need for a more upgraded facility than the OU Field House, which house the program from 1928 to 1975. After the Lloyd Noble Center opened, it instantly became a major staple of the Norma, Oklahoma sports scene, which is saying something because the Sooners also have a tremendous reputation on the gridiron as well.

The arena underwent a $17 million renovation and expansion in 2001, adding upgraded locker rooms, weight rooms, and practice courts for the men's and women's basketball teams as well as event space that is used for many private and school functions. Throughout the year, the arena hosts some of the biggest names in music and entertainment when they come through Oklahoma. With a little something for everyone, Lloyd Noble Center is the place for entertainment around the Oklahoma University campus.


Lloyd Noble Center Events Hosted

Since 1975, the Lloyd Noble Center has housed the Oklahoma Sooners men's and women's basketball teams and some of the biggest names in college basketball have played on this very court. It's not only about the basketball, however, as this is a venue that turns into the perfect place for a big concert as well. Able to hold up to 11,000 fans in a concert set up, you know that some really big stars have played this great arena. Bruce Springsteen played the Lloyd Noble Center in 1978, where he played hits like "Racing In the Street" and "Born To Run." Alternative heroes Sonic Youth played the arena in 1985 when they released their second album Bad Moon Rising. Ol' Blue Eyes himself play the Lloyd Noble Center in 1986, thrilling the fans with a lifetime of amazing hits that made Frank Sinatra one of the most iconic musicians in American music history.


Lloyd Noble Center Trivia

Thanks to an incredible home court advantage, what incredible feat did the University of Oklahoma men's and women's basketball teams achieve in 2001?

Both teams made the Final Four in their respective tournaments. They combined for 63 total wins between the two, making 2001 one of the most successful seasons for a single schools basketball programs. It was also the first season of the new and improved Lloyd Noble Center.


Lloyd Noble Center Fans

When configured as a basketball arena, the Lloyd Noble Center fits 12,000 screaming Sooners fans ready to defend their home court and cheer on their players. When concerts come to town and the stage is center set, the arena can fit over 11,000 people. This flexible venue can be set theater style for 4,000 people and over 6,000 with a stage set at one end. With that type of flexibility and a steady stream of amazing events from year to year, this is just one of the places that you know you need to keep an eye on.

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