Watch an interesting timelapse video of the demolition of the Jim Norick Arena lobby below.
February 23, 2023
On Wednesday, February 22, the Mayor, other city officials, and invited guests took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new OKC Fairgrounds Coliseum. The $126 million project is funded through MAPS 3, MAPS 4, hotel/motel tax revenue, and other funding sources.
Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2025. When completed, the 216,164 square foot coliseum will be operated by Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. The Jim Norick Arena will continue to host events, just as it has since 1965, until the new coliseum opens.
The MAPS 3 and 4 Fairgrounds Coliseum will feature seating for more than 7,000 with a variety of seating configurations. Included in the venue will be a lounge, suites, a full-serve restaurant along with several upscale concession areas, an A/V Suite, and a sophisticated catwalk system.
Check back for updates as this project progresses.