(CelebrityAccess) – The BOK Center in Tulsa held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to dedicate a branded event space and the entrance to the arena.
Following a $4.7 million renovation of 5,800 square feet of preexisting space, the BOK Center has a new entrance in the northeast portion of the building that will allow for faster lineups on event nights .
The space also includes the River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge, which includes a bar, catering kitchen, PA system and digital video board for presentations or advertising. The lounge will be open to the public with tickets on show dates, but will also be available for hire for private events.
The BOK Center has signed a ten-year sponsorship agreement with the River Spirit Casino Resort that includes naming rights for event space, additional signage inside the BOK Center, and designation as an exclusive casino and entertainment destination. resort for the arena.
“Together, our brands are known for delivering world-class entertainment as two premier destinations in the Tulsa area for visitors,” said River Spirit Casino Resort CEO Pat Crofts. “The BOK Center joins us as a key economic driver of the tourism industry and their success is our success. Our long-term partnership provides River Spirit with the opportunity to play a leading role in improving the entertainment experience of thousands of BOK Center customers every year.
“Year after year, the BOK Center in the City of Tulsa is ranked as one of the busiest and best concert destinations in the world,” said Mayor GT Bynum. “As the entertainment, tourism and hospitality industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, capital investments in the BOK Center are important to maintain these critical measures as one of the best venues for arena in the United States. Kudos to our BOK Center team for developing strategic corporate partnerships like the one with River Spirit Casino Resort to help support these kinds of investments.
BOk Center upgrades began in 2019 and were completed last year, but the opening ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.