Paycom Center Prepares For Busiest Concert Weekend Of The Year
Dec 14 / Wednesday
Oklahoma City’s downtown arena is set to host the most concert attendees in a three-day stretch of the year this weekend, December 8-10.
Paycom Center will host two nights of sold-out in-the-round Luke Combs shows on December 9 and 10. A center stage gives the ability for tickets to be sold around the entire arena, allowing for higher attendance capacities. Approximately 18,000 attendees are projected for each night, which will also make the shows two of the arena’s top 10 attended concerts in its 20-year history. The back-to-back shows are Combs’ final arena tour stops of the year before embarking on a sold-out stadium tour in 2023.
Prior to those two sold-out shows, Paycom Center will host Trans-Siberian Orchestra for their 28th venue performance (some years with multiple performances) to over 11,000 fans on December 8. TSO holds its place as the group that has played the arena the most times.
Overall, the weekend will see an estimated 47,000 fans. The arena has not seen crowds of this size since the NBA playoffs in 2019. The only comparable concert attendance numbers over the span of one weekend was in 2017 when Garth Brooks performed four sold out shows in two days to set the venue attendance record with approximately 60,000 guests.
Paycom Center staff is working with the City of Oklahoma City, Downtown Oklahoma City, and numerous downtown hotels and businesses to prepare for the influx of visitors to the area over the weekend. Extensive planning has gone into preparing the arena as well with increased event staffing, additional food and beverage points of purchase, and focus on overall guest experience.
The large weekend supports the close out of a record-breaking year for Paycom Center. Just last month the arena broke its record for most events in one calendar year. With Parker McCollum still scheduled for December 30, the facility will end the year with 37 concerts, breaking the previous record of 29.