Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

Lloyd Noble Center

Lloyd Noble Center

The Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman features excellent seating and some of the best college basketball in the nation. Since its opening in 1975, nearly four million fans have come through the LNC doors in anticipation of a Sooner victory.

A $17.1 million expansion and renovation project in 2001 added key improvements. A 70,000-square-foot addition to the south side of the facility included two new full-sized practice courts: one for men's basketball and one for women's.

Both OU basketball programs also boast new offices, film rooms, training rooms, locker rooms, spa/sauna rooms and a full-sized weight room in the addition.

The project also enhanced the Lloyd Noble Center for the wide variety of public events it hosts, including graduations, concerts and large meetings.

Improvements included an expanded LNC parking lot, renovated arena ceiling and a modernization of the electrical systems. At a cost of more than $3 million, a state-of-the-art four-sided center-hung LED video display, corner-hung display boards and a revamped sound system made their debut during the 2007-08 season.
University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren said, "We are very proud to be the home of world class facilities for both men's and women's basketball. Thanks to the generosity of Sooner fans and alumni, our facilities are second to none in the United States."

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas echoed, "Oklahoma's basketball facilities are magnificent - second to none. Everything is top of the line and very well conceived. These facilities communicate the same message the Sooners do through their play - a commitment to pursuing excellence."


The OU Athletics Department, its staff and gameday personnel are committed to providing complete accessibility to all facilities, fair and equal treatment of all patrons and guests, and meaningful compliance with the letter and spirit of the law. Accessibility Information

Alcoholic Beverages Policy

Alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited at OU athletics events.

ATM Locations

The Lloyd Noble Center has an automated teller machine (ATM) located in the eastside north lobby by the LNC Business office.

Baby Changing Stations

All public restrooms on the upper concourse and lower concourse are equipped with baby changing stations.

Camera/Video Policy

Point and shoot cameras are permitted inside the arena, but no flash photography is allowed. Professional cameras with lenses greater than 3" are prohibited. Video cameras are prohibited.

Chesapeake Energy Courtside Club

The Courtside Club is located on the south side of the Lloyd Noble Center on the upper level concourse. The Sooner Club hosts a pre-game tailgate as well as a post game gathering for both men's and women's regular season games. A wristband is required to enter. Entry to the Courtside Club will begin when the doors open to the general public.

Clinton Lounge

The Clinton Lounge is located on the upper concourse on the east side of the Lloyd Noble Center by section E6. Private functions held by the Fast Break Club, Tip In Club, and Sooner Stilettos will be held before and/or after various games. Entry will begin when the doors open to the general public.


There are several concession stands on the two levels.
  • Main OU Concessions stands are located at: E2, N3,W1, S2, E6, W4 (located near the stairs in the Legacy Court area on 2nd level)
  • I Can't Believe It's Yogurt & Taco Mayo: N5
  • Pizza Hut: E1
  • I Can't Believe It's Yogurt: E7
  • Chick-fil-A: S2
  • Starbuck's: W7


The elevator is located on the south end of the Lloyd Noble Center by section S4. For men's and women's basketball games, the elevator is accessible to any patron with a disability from the upper level to the mid level. However, we request usage only when necessary.

Entrances & Exits

There are two sets of entrance doors located on the upper east, west, and north sides of the Lloyd Noble Center. Additional entrance doors are located by the Kerr McGee Courtside Club on the southeast and southwest sides of the venue. The lower sets of doors along the east, west, and north sides of the building are used as exits only following an event.

First Aid

Emergency medical personnel are on duty at each athletics event. Medical personnel can be contacted during an event by notifying the nearest event staff member, usher, security guard, or going to the ticket office located on the upper north or east concourse and informing them of the situation and location of the incident.

Food & Beverages

Bringing in outside food or drink is strictly prohibited.

Gates Open

Gates are open one-and-a-half hours prior to tip-off for OU students for men's games. Gates are open an hour and a half for public and students for women's game. There is no early entry for student attending women's games.

Group Ticket Sales

Please visit our Group Ticket Sales page for the latest information:

Guest Service Kiosks

There are two guest service kiosks located on the upper concourse in the north and south ends of the arena. Personnel located at the kiosks are available to answer questions patrons may have as well as record guest questions, problems, or concerns. The kiosk will also serve as Tag-A-Kid location for fans wishing to take advantage of that service.

Legacy Court

The Legacy Court and Legacy Lobby are located on the south side of the Lloyd Noble Center. The Tip In Club Legacy Court and Fast Break Club Legacy Lobby feature an impressive exhibit containing trophies and historical items that recount the University of Oklahoma's basketball glory.

Lost & Found

Lost and found items should be taken to the guest service kiosks located on the north and south ends of the upper concourse. Items that are not collected will be stored by Lloyd Noble Center. Please call (405) 325-3472 to claim a lost item during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) the day after an event.


The OU Bookstore is located at section E4 on the upper east concourse.


The Lloyd Noble Center has 4,707 paved and marked parking spaces within the lighted lot and is patrolled by the OU Police Department on a regular basis.

Prohibited Items & Searches

All bags will be searched upon entry into the facility. Except for items pertaining to medical conditions or child care, all bags, backpacks, video cameras, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs and large purses (larger than 10"by 10") are prohibited and banned in Lloyd Noble Center.

Prohibited items must be returned to the owner's car or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession is subject to arrest.

Prohibited items include:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Baby Seats
  • Baby Strollers
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons
  • Banners, Signs
  • Beach Balls
  • Cameras (professional equipment or cameras with long telephoto lenses)
  • Coolers
  • Containers
  • Explosives
  • Fanny Packs
  • Folding Chairs
  • Food/Beverages
  • Ice Chests
  • Laser Pointers
  • All Noisemakers (i.e., air horns, plastic horns, whistles, etc.)
  • Pets (with the exception of service animals used by disabled guests)
  • Personal Heaters
  • Umbrellas (per Big 12 Conference)
  • Video Cameras
  • Weapons

Radios/Radio Broadcasts

Single speaker radios are allowed into the arena only if they do not interfere with other guests' enjoyment of the game. Men's games will be broadcast on 87.5 FM in house. All games will be broadcast on KOKC 1520 AM.


Men's restrooms are located in the upper concourse by sections: E2, E6, W2, and W6 which is ADA accessible. Women's restrooms are located in the upper concourse by sections: N7, S7, S1, and N1 which is ADA accessible. There are also restrooms located in the mid level on the south concourse. Several restrooms are located in front of the elevator on the eastside as well as a men's restroom on the eastside of the Legacy Court and a women's restroom on the west side of the Legacy Court.


There is no re-entry at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Severe Weather

In the event that there is a threat of a tornado or other severe weather there are several areas in Lloyd Noble Center that patrons can go for safety. Patrons sitting in the upper levels of the arena should go to the upper concourse, concourse restrooms, and concession stands. Patrons sitting in sections LE6, LS1-LS8 and LW1 should proceed to the lower south exit way and mid-level dressing room areas. Patrons, players and staff sitting in LW2 -LW6, LN1-LN8, LE1-LE5 and the floor area should proceed to the south ramp and lower level dressing rooms.
  • Do NOT go into the Legacy Court area
  • Do NOT go to the practice gyms
  • Do NOT go to the lobby areas between the glass doors and the red doors

Smoking Policy

Effective July 1, 2012, the University of Oklahoma instituted a campus-wide, Tobacco Free Policy. The use of all tobacco products(cigarettes -traditional and electronic, chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, snuff, snus, hookah, bidis, clover cigarettes or water pipe smoking) is strictly prohibited anywhere on the OU grounds or campus, including Lloyd Noble Center.


The distribution of promotional items, handbills, flyers, pamphlets, printed materials, or any other forms of solicitation are not permitted. All inquires must go through the OU Athletics Department Event Management office. Call (405) 325-8235.

Tailgating Policies

Fans are asked to limit their tailgating activities to one spot per vehicle. Fans should keep their tailgating activities confined to a small group of people. Please contact Sooner Sports Properties at (405) 325-2148 if interested in hosting a large corporate tailgate party in the Lloyd Noble Center parking lot.


There are no public telephones at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Ticket Sales

  • Box office locations open one-and-a-half hours prior to tip-off at the East and North entrances.
  • Children two (2) and under are not required to have a ticket for entrance into the Lloyd Noble Center for men's basketball games. For women's basketball games, children five (5) and under are not required to have a ticket for entrance into the Lloyd Noble Center.

Water Fountains

Several water fountains are located on the upper concourse near the concrete columns on the northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast sections of the arena. The Legacy Court also has water fountains located on the east and west sides of the building.

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