BOK Center Opens New Entrance and Event Space

The $4.7 million renovation is named River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge through a 10-year partnership for naming rights, interior signage and exclusivity as the casino resort destination for the arena.

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 24, 2021 – BOK Center held a ceremonial ribbon cutting today to officially open a new entrance and event space within the arena. The $4.7 million renovation of 5,800 sq ft of preexi. ”The new Northeast entrance is an additional entrance to BOK Center and will assist with funneling guests into the arena quicker. The River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge will open early prior to major events and is open to the general public on show dates, but requires an event ticket to enter.

“Together, our brands are known for providing world-class entertainment as the two top destination locations in the Tulsa region for visitors,” said River Spirit Casino Resort CEO Pat Crofts. “BOK Center joins us as a key economic driver in the tourism industry and their success is our success. Our long-term partnership provides River Spirit an opportunity to play a prominent role in enhancing the entertainment experience of thousands of BOK Center patrons each year.”

The long-term partnership with River Spirit Casino Resort made it possible to invest in a capital project and create a new and exciting space for our visitors.”Additionally, the River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge provides another choice for Tulsans seeking unique locations to host a special event. Private groups may contract directly with BOK Center to reserve the River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge which features a bar, catering kitchen, sound system and a digital video board for presentations or advertising.”Year after year, the City of Tulsa’s BOK Center is ranked as one of the world’s busiest and best concert destinations,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said.

“As the entertainment, tourism and hospitality industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, capital investments in BOK Center are important to maintain those critical measurements as one of the top arena venues in the United States. Congratulations to our BOK Center team for developing strategic corporate partnerships like the one with River Spirit Casino Resort to help support these type of investments.”

“Since 2008, BOK Center has provided countless memories for fans attending concerts, shows and major sporting events,” Falat said. “Now, with River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge, BOK Center will be even more accessible to the general public so they may enjoy planning and hosting their own event at the premier location in downtown Tulsa.”GH2 Architects served as the architectural firm on the renovation project, and Tulsa Vision Builders as the construction manager.

The new, self-enclosed entertainment space is named River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge through a 10-year partnership with BOK Center which includes the naming rights for the event space, additional signage inside BOK Center and designation as the exclusive casino and resort destination for the arena.