Lloyd Noble CenterOklahoma Sooners
The Lloyd Noble Center is an indoor sports and entertainment facility located in Norman, Oklahoma on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The arena is home to the Oklahoma Sooners men's and women's basketball teams. The arena also hosts concerts throughout the year. The 12,000 seat arena opened in 1975.
Before the construction of the facility, the teams played in the much smaller OU Field House, located on campus near Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. With the success of Sooner basketball in the 1970s and star forward Alvan Adams, demand became sufficient to upgrade to the modern and spacious Lloyd Noble Center, named after an alumnus and former member of the OU Board of Regents who gave OU's first ever $1 million gift to finance the center. The Sooners frequently sold out the arena during the Billy Tubbs era, with All-American forward Wayman Tisdale leading the high-scoring team to several Big Eight Conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances. This led to the popular colloquialism around Norman that Lloyd Noble Center is "the house that Alvan built and Wayman filled."
In January 2006, after the NBA's New Orleans Hornets decided to move two games from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge because of low attendance, and the Ford Center in Oklahoma City was unavailable for one of the games against the Sacramento Kings, it was moved to the Lloyd Noble Center.
The Fieldhouse is still home to the university's volleyball and wrestling teams, and hosts a number of other on-campus gatherings.
The center was named after Samuel Lloyd Noble (1896-1950), a Houston oilman and philanthropist, and founder of the Noble Corporation and the The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.Advertisement:
- Lloyd Noble Center
2900 Jenkins Ave. Norman , OK 73019
Call at (405) 325-4666
- University of Oklahoma
- Jack M. Graves
- South end of Lloyd Noble Center by section S4
- Eastside North lobby by LNC Business Office
Adjacent to Facility -
- One spot/vehicle
- 12 Fixed Stands on 2 Levels
I Can't Believe It's Yogurt & Taco Mayo
- Section N5
- Section W 7
I Can't Believe It's Yogurt
- Section E 7
- Section E 1
- All bags will be searched upon entry into the facility
- Lower west concourse section W4 Only
- Permitted - no video, no flash or professional equipment
- Permitted 10x10 inches max No Backpacks