Oklahoma City Convention Center: First Year Results

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—The newly opened Oklahoma City Convention Center has hosted everything from cheerleading competitions to several conferences across numerous industries totaling 111,000 visitors during 128 events since last January.

OKC is also home to the National Basketball Association’s OKC Thunder.

Since the grand opening on January 14, 2021, the center has brought in over an estimated $15 million in economic impact in Oklahoma City alone.

“ASM Global, as the operator of the Oklahoma City Convention Center, is incredibly proud to have welcomed both local and national events through our doors,” said Al Rojas who serves as the center’s general manager (GM).

The convention center is what some like to call, “a planner’s dream” thanks to the several spacing options offered. Some examples of facilities include meeting spaces, open ballrooms, and several convention halls to host a multitude of events or conferences at the same time.

The center, which was completed in late 2020, costed over $288 million to build. It is safe to say that after the first year of operation, and a rebuilding year for all, the building will have no problem reaching that number in revenues in the next few years.

After all, upcoming events include the OKC Gymnastics Invitational Classic and the American Cheerleading Spirit Championships National Finals.

“There is a definite demand in our space and interest in OKC as a destination. We are not slowing down. 2022 is shaping up to be an amazing year,” Rojas adds.

With 2022 being pitched as the biggest year since 2019, Rojas is right on the target.

To find out more about the Oklahoma City Convention Center, visit the official website here.