The Oklahoma City Thunder is an interesting team, party because of the route they took to land in their current home city. For a state that never had a major league team of any sort prior to 2008, their new friends are priceless. Seattle Sonics fans, however, donâ€™t share the same admiration. Located in the Chesapeake Energy Arena, the success of the OKC Thunder has made finding Thunder parking spaces rather difficult on the day of a game, so it is best to stay dry and book OKC basketball parking spots in advance with ParkWhiz.
Until the Thunder struck, the Chesapeake Energy Arena did not have any major league teams. Following Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing devastation, the New Orleans Hornets spent two years as tenants in Oklahoma City. Attendance during New Orleansâ€™ tenure at the stadium caught the eye of the NBA. From there an investment group from OKC purchased the Seattle SuperSonics and announced the teamâ€™s relocation to Oklahoma City.
The OKC Thunder were originally known as the Seattle SuperSonics since 1967 until the move in 2008. In 2006, the team was sold to an Oklahoma City-based group that immediately went to work relocating the team to OKC. After a fractious legal row with the city of Seattle, it was agreed that the NBA history would be shared between the two cities, such that titles won under the SuperSonics would be applicable to the Thunder. Prior to the move, the SuperSonics were a decent franchise; winners of the 1979 NBA Finals, three conference titles (1978-79, 1996) and six division championships (1979, 1994, 1996-98, 2005). Since the move, the OKC Thunder also won a conference title (2012) and three division titles (2011-13). This accomplished young team will be a force in the NBA for years to come.
ParkWhiz is easy; all you need to do is find the game that you want to see, book your Oklahoma Thunder basketball parking spot and print out your ParkWhiz parking pass. Once thatâ€™s done, you can relax and enjoy the game, rather than trying to find parking at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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