Thunder Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Northwest Division

Head Coach: Mark Daigneault

Team Mascot: Rumble the Bison

Year Opened: 2002

Capacity: 18203

City / State: Oklahoma City / Oklahoma

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Thunder vs Grizzlies

Rival Team: Memphis Grizzlies

The Thunder-Grizzlies rivalry is turning into one of the best in the NBA. These two Western Conference rivals have met in the playoffs three of the last six years, including a thrilling series in 2014 where four of the seven games went to overtime. If you’re looking to experience some of the best games of the year at Paycom Center, then make sure to attend a Thunder-Grizzlies game.

Thunder vs Spurs

Rival Team: San Antonio Spurs

These two rivals have met in the Western Conference Finals twice in the last five years and as a result, they have developed an intense dislike towards each other. There is always a lot at stake when these two meet, so come to the Paycom Center ready to cheer on your team.

Thunder vs Mavericks

Rival Team: Dallas Mavericks

Much like the Thunder and Spurs, the Thunder and Mavericks have met in the playoffs in the playoffs quite a bit since the Thunders move to OKC. If you’re looking for some of the most hotly contested matchups of the season, then you’ll find that without a doubt when attending a Thunder-Mavericks game.

Thunder Stadium Guide

In Game

Paycom Center is an excellent place to take in an NBA game thanks to the incredible fan support and the excellent atmosphere inside the arena. The Thunder are the only game in town when it comes to professional sports in the state of Oklahoma, which means everyone is Thunder crazy. The fans here absolutely love this team, and it shows in how they support their team. On Thunder game days you can find people all around the city in Thunder gear. You’ll also notice that at the game no matter what the score everyone is cheering hard for their Thunder.

In addition to the outstanding fan support, the in-game entertainment also plays a significant role in creating a great in-game atmosphere. Rumble, the Thunder Girls, and the Storm Chasers all get the crowd up on their feet with their in-game performances, and the in game production value is top notch as well.

You’ll also find plenty of food and drink options when attending a Thunder game. The arena is home to a couple of restaurants and bars and even features a full buffet. No matter how hungry you arrive at a Thunder game, you’ll leave feeling satisfied thanks to the many options Paycom Center has to offer.

Finally, despite the popularity of the Thunder, you can usually find tickets for affordable prices even in the lower level. There are also no luxury boxes at Paycom Center, so even if you do end up in the upper level, you won’t be too far away from the action.

The incredible fan support, good game presentation, and great views of the court make a trip to Oklahoma City well worth your time for any NBA fan out there.

Things to check out

Budweiser Brewhouse

Located on the 100 level concourse, the Brewhouse offers an excellent place to grab a bite to eat before the game. The Brewhouse opens an hour and a half before games, and a has a great menu filled with sandwiches and BBQ. When attending a Thunder game make sure to stop by the Brewhouse before the game, so you don’t miss any of the action.

Budweiser Brewhouse Carvery

If you arrive at Paycom Center famished then make sure to stop by the Brewhouse Carvery. This full buffet will leave you stuffed thanks to its amazing array of carved meats, salads, slices of bread, and much more

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club

The Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club is the best place to grab a drink inside Paycom Center. This trendy spot has a full bar and several beers on tap so no matter what your drink of choice you’ll be able to find something that will wet your whistle.

Thunder Team Store

The Thunder team store is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip to Oklahoma City. The team store offers more Oklahoma City gear than anywhere else, so stop by and check it out for yourself.

OU Children’s Physicians Kids Zone

Those of you taking your kids to the game will want to check out the OU Children’s Physicians Kids Zone in section 113. The Kids Zone provides tons of fun activities for kids and is a great place for the family to hang out before the game.

Love’s Loud City

All throughout the arena you’ll find a variety of fun activities including face painting, sign making stations, and caricature illustrators. These activities are fun for fans of all ages and an excellent way to show your support for the Thunder.

Cheer until the Thunder Score

Fans inside Paycom Center stand and cheer until the Thunders’ first bucket. This tradition is reminiscent of college basketball and is a great way to get into the action.

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Thunder Girls

The Thunder Girls get everyone up and cheering with their cheer and dance routines. Don’t miss it when the Thunder Girls take the court as it gets everyone up and cheering.

Rumble the Bison

Rumble the Bison is the official mascot of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the recipient of the 2009 NBA mascot of the year award. During games you’ll see him performing all kind of antics, so be on the lookout for Rumble when attending a Thunder game.

Storm Chasers

The Storm Chasers pump up the crowd throughout the game through a variety of different chants. This group keeps everyone in the game and go a long way in helping create one of the best in game atmospheres in the NBA.

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Fight Songs

  1. Oklahoma City Thunder Fight

    by Matthias

    Oklahoma, oh oh, City thunder, hey hey. Oklahoma, oh oh, City thunder, hey hey.
    Oklahoma, oh oh, City thunder, hey hey.
    Oklahoma, oh oh, City thunder, hey hey.


  2. O-K-C




  3. Thunder Up!

Thunder Bars & Restaurants

  1. Joey’s Pizzeria

    Their fresh ingredients propel Joey's into a category that is unmatched by others

    700 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  2. Mahogany Prime Steakhouse

    Mahogany Prime Steakhouse

    This is a restaurant where steak is the star – where great steak is the rule, not the exception.

    145 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  3. Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

    Mickey Mantles Steakhouse

    The menu at our classic Bricktown restaurant boasts the freshest seafood and steak in town, as well as an array of deliciously decadent sides, to accompany your entree

    JDM Place, 7 S Mickey Mantle Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  4. FLINT


    Stylish, contemporary venue supplying gourmet American eats & drinks from breakfast until late.

    15 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Pearls Oyster Bar

    Pearls Oyster Bar

    Extensive menu of sustainable seafood plus Cajun specialties served in a sleek, contemporary space.

    5641 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Nebu


    Casual cafe on the ground floor of the Devon Energy Center offering popular breakfast & lunch fare.

    280 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  7. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

    Fuzzys Taco Shop

    Modern counter-service chain serving Baja-style tacos & other Mexican eats, plus beer & margaritas.

    208 Johnny Bench Dr c, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  8. Abuelo’s


    Texas-based chain restaurant serving Mexican food & margaritas in a hacienda-style setting.

    17 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$

  9. Museum of Art Cafe

    Museum of Art Cafe

    The Museum Cafe's menu is as innovative as the Museum's exhibition programming.

    415 Couch Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$$

  10. Vast


    New American fine dining & cocktails on the 49th floor, with private rooms & event space available.

    Devon Tower, 333 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Kitchen No. 324

    Kitchen Number three hundred twenty four

    Kitchen No. 324 is an American Rustic café, craft bakery and coffee curator, serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

    Braniff Building, 324 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  12. Park Ave Grill

    Park Ave Grill

    Fine New American fare, seafood & chops served in luxurious quarters at the historic Skirvin Hilton.

    1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. The Wedge Pizzeria

    The Wedge Pizzeria

    Inventive pies & antipasti with greens from an on-site garden plated amid industrial decor.

    230 NE 1st St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  14. Red PrimeSteak

    Red PrimeSteak ribeye steak

    Elevated steakhouse with sleek decor & private dining areas in a renovated 1911 building.

    504 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$$

  15. Earl’s Rib Palace – Lower Bricktown

    Earls Rib Palace Lower Bricktown

    Hickory-smoked BBQ specialties plus baked potatoes & burgers served inside or on an outdoor patio.

    216 Johnny Bench Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  16. Yucatan Taco Stand Tequila Bar and Grill

    Yucatan Taco Stand Tequila Bar and Grill

    The right ingredients for the right food

    100 E California Ave #110, Walters, OK 73572, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$

  17. JJ’s Alley

    JJs Alley

    Small place with a big character.

    212 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar

    Michael Murphys Dueling Piano Bar

    Michael Murphy's is the #1 Hot Spot for Live Entertainment in Bricktown.

    119 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Bricktown Brewery

    Bricktown Brewery

    Local brewpub chain serving burgers, pizza, American comfort food & beer in a brick-walled space.

    1 N Oklahoma Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Put A Cork In It

    Put A Cork In It

    Put A Cork In It is a small family-owned winery. We've been told we make some of the best wines around.

    115 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  21. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

    Toby Keiths I Love This Bar and Grill

    Classic American eats & occasional live music in an airy space with murals, neon signs & a patio.

    310 Johnny Bench Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$