Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornets

Yeah, I know I've got the city names transposed, but that's my choice.

The Hornets were a smashing success in Oklahoma City last season, selling out the 19,163 Ford Center in 18 of 36 home games, averaging 18,718 overall, which would be 9th out of 30 NBA for Oklahoma City-only home games. Not too shabby for an NBA novice wannabe town!

The Ford Center is a fully-paid for arena paid for by a city sales tax (MAPS) and is owned by the City of Oklahoma City.

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When walking to the arena at night from parking south and west of the Ford Center, this is what you see.

Inside the Ford Center, this is always what you see, day or night, when the Hornets are on the court ... but if you can get better seats than the cheap seats, where this pic was taken from, that's even better!

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Honeybees! Here's a sample ...and, yes, it was (ahem) overheard that the old geezer sandwiched between these lovelies, as this pic was taken, said, Thank you, God!

Are you an Oklahoma City oriented person who wants to talk about this thrilling experience which has graced our city?

If so, there is no better place to discuss any apsect of Hornets basketall than in the Oklahoma City Hornets Central Forums, It gets a little rowdy at times (several New Orleans-oriented posters there make it interesting), but it's always fun! If you've not visited HornetsCentral, doing so should really be a "must do" item on your future agenda! You won't be disappointing, and it's free!

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