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."
Directions To The University of Oklahoma Campus
Directions To Campus From North (Oklahoma City)
Travel south on I-35. Once in Norman, exit I-35 Lindsey Street. Turn left (east) at the top of the ramp onto Lindsey. The OU campus is located approximately three miles east of I-35. Memorial Stadium will be to your left once on campus. Turn right (south) on Jenkins Avenue for the Lloyd Noble Center (basketball), L. Dale Mitchell Park (baseball), John Crain Field (soccer) and the OU softball complex.
Directions To Campus From South (Dallas)
Travel north on I-35. Once in Norman, exit at Highway 9 and travel east. Turn left (north) at Jenkins Avenue. The Lloyd Noble Center (basketball), L. Dale Mitchell Park (baseball), John Crain Field (soccer) and the OU softball complex will be on your left as you travel north on Jenkins. Continue north for Memorial Stadium.