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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.