NORMAN – As the 2017-18 basketball season is set to begin, the University of Oklahoma is providing fans with updated gameday information for its men's and women's basketball games at Lloyd Noble Center.
Due to the construction of the Griffin Family Performance Center on the south side of Lloyd Noble Center, slight changes have been made to the Bud Wilkinson Society and Sooner Club parking locations.
Bud Wilkinson Society members will have parking available directly to the east and west of the Griffin Family Performance Center. Sooner Club general parking will be in the southeast and southwest portions of the LNC parking lot. General parking, which remains free to fans, is available in the north lot.
An updated parking map is available here.
OU recently installed an LED system by Musco Lighting inside Lloyd Noble Center, providing the facility with 74 new LED game lights that will allow greater flexibility and control over the lighting in different situations (team introductions, intro videos, halftime, special recognitions) and are 70 percent more energy efficient than the previous lights.
In order to provide its fans with the safest venue environment, OU Athletics will be implementing additional security measures at events at Lloyd Noble Center beginning with the 2017-18 sports seasons. Security measures include metal detection technology and will be in effect beginning Nov. 3 when the women's basketball team hosts an exhibition against Central Oklahoma.
Fans are encouraged to #ArriveSooner to the gates to avoid delays in entry to the building. New walkthrough metal detectors, known as magnetometers will be in place at each entry of Lloyd Noble Center.
Fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras and keys prior to passing through the metal detectors. Fans are NOT required to remove belts or shoes or other small items such as coins or jewelry/watches. If metal is detected, fans will be required to go through a secondary screening with a wand so other fans can continue to move through the metal detector.
Fans are asked to follow all instructions of uniformed event personnel. All purses of a reasonable size and bags containing medical equipment will be searched at gates and tagged prior to entry into the arena.
For more information, visit the Lloyd Noble Center gameday information page.