Oklahoma City Unveils Paycom Center Renovations Funded By MAPS 4

The biggest and likely most noticeable upgrade is the 14-ton jumbotron that includes a wrap around video display. 

Tuesday, September 5th 2023, 5:54 pm

By: News 9, Colby Thelen


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Oklahoma City is set to unveil brand-new renovations at the Paycom Center. The project was approved and funded through MAPS 4. 

“I hope they walk in and say wow look at this,” said MAPS program Manager, David Todd.

The biggest and likely most noticeable upgrade is the 14-ton jumbotron that includes a wrap around video display. 

“This is quite a change I’d say. It’s two and a half or three times the size of the previous scoreboard,” said Todd.

The center scoreboard is more than 24 feet tall and 125 feet around. 

It also includes an additional 8-foot upper screen and an inside lower one for courtside fans. 

Twelve additional screens will be added throughout the arena, and the total cost comes in at $7.5 million. 

MAPS funding also went toward $9 million in new seating plus $2.5 million for new elevator motors. 

“There’s still going to be events going on. There’s still going to be games. There’s still going to be concerts and all those. We can’t just let the place fall apart,” said Todd.

But when it comes to the arena, there is one update the city is waiting to hear. One promised earlier this year. 

"Stay tuned. Stay engaged, be ready to step up some time before the end of this year when we have to put this on the ballot. And we all need to jointly commit to continuing this city's momentum and its renaissance,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said to News 9 in July.

A proposal is expected by the end of the summer. The current upgrades to Paycom come in the midst of a three-year contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It ends in 2026. 

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