Bank of Oklahoma Centers design is completed by the architect César Pelli. The Bank of Oklahoma bought the naming rights of the arena in a deal of million. The arena is under operation and management of SMG. And the occupant of the BOK Center now is the hockey team Tulsa Oilers. Also, the center is hosting some NBA preseason games and it is in search to draw other main sporting events.
The first concert to be hosted in the arena was a concert by The Eagles, and that was in September 2008. And over its history, a lot of big names have stopped by the arena including for example Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers and the list is very long. The first main sport event to appear at the arena was an NBA preseason game between Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder in October 2008.
In addition to Tulsa Oilers, other teams take the arena as home to their games including the arena football team Tulsa Talons, NBA women team Tulsa Shock that was called Detroit Shock. In 2010, the collegiate event mens basketball tournament was held in the arena and the basketball championship of NCAA mens Division I in 20011. The PBR moved their Built Ford Tough Series to the arena before they used to be hosted at the Tulsa Convention Center prior to 2009.