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Jim Norick Arena
The Big House
Jim Norick Arena.jpg
Former names Fairgrounds Arena
Location Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Opened 1965
Owner City of Oklahoma City
Operator Oklahoma State Fair Park
Capacity 10,944
Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL) (1965–1972)

The Jim Norick Arena (formerly Fairgrounds Arena) is a large multi-purpose arena located at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[1][2][3] It seats approximately 8,500 in its usual configuration.

The building was unique in that it had the largest roof of its type in the world. It is the third largest city-owned multi-purpose arena, after Chesapeake Energy Arena and the arena at Cox Convention Center.

It was home to the Oklahoma City Blazers of the CHL from 1965-1972.


  1. BOB DYLAN 1976 ROLLING THUNDER REVUE Unused Concert Ticket | #1796684961. (1976-05-20). Retrieved on 2018-10-08.
  2. Jo Sports Inc. Jo Sports Inc. (1971-12-16). Retrieved on 2018-10-08.
  3. LINDA RONSTADT 1975 Concert Ticket Stub OKLAHOMA CITY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA Rare. eBay. Retrieved on 2018-10-08.
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