Love’s Thunder Alley is back for the 2013 NBA Playoffs! The pregame festivities outside Chesapeake Energy Arena on Reno Ave. are a great destination for any Thunder fan to get geared up for the game and show their Thunder pride.
Want to join the fun? Everything you need to know is right here …
WHEN SHOULD I GET THERE?
Love’s Thunder Alley starts three hours before tipoff for every Thunder home game during the Playoffs, so get there early and pack in as much fun as you can before tipoff!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Let’s start with the shirt on your back. Whatever you’re sporting, make sure it matches Thunder blue because that’s what everyone around you will be wearing. (And nothing matches Thunder blue quite like Thunder blue.)
Beyond that, it’s pretty simple. Bring your friends and family so they can help you get excited for the game. Don’t leave the kids at home – there will be plenty of fun for them to take part in, like inflatable games and a basketball skills station. Bring some spending money so you can enjoy the Budweiser Beer Garden, grab a hot dog and get some fresh gear at the Thunder Shop merchandise trailer. Bring your spirit for the team – if you have trouble finding it, let the Storm Chasers, Thunder Drummers and Thunder Girls help you locate your Thunder pride!
Oh, and if you’re going to the game – definitely bring your tickets.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE TICKETS?
You can roll into Love’s Thunder Alley without tickets and still have an opportunity to see the game! Before you start enjoying the fun, go to the north side of the arena and register for the KIA THUNDER REWARDS ZONE, where we give away 50 pairs of tickets an hour before every game. Even better – PREREGISTER HERE and streamline the process when you stop at the Rewards Zone table so you can spend more time enjoying Thunder Alley.
OK, LET’S SAY I’M AT THUNDER ALLEY. NOW WHAT?
Follow the sounds of the tunes coming from the DJ booth to take you to the heart of the fun. On the east end of Thunder Alley, just off of E.K. Gaylord, the kids can try on their NBA dreams at our sport court, pop-a-shot and basketball skills station. Toward the west end of the block, the kids can also bounce around on our giant inflatable games.
As you head west from Bricktown, stop by all the interactive displays, where you can get your picture taken at several photo stations and write on our #WeAreThunder wall.
During the first round, FOX Sports Oklahoma is broadcasting the “Thunder Live” pregame show live from Love’s Thunder Alley, so gather ’round the set to watch Brian Davis, Grant Long, Lesley McCaslin and Nancy Lieberman set the stage for every game.
For the car buffs, Chevy will have a car display so you can sneak a peek at their latest models. You can also stop by the AAA booth to make sure you’re covered the next time you take a drive.
Be sure to get your face painted, make some noise with a Storm Chaser, say hello to the Thunder Girls – and enjoy the people-watching and all the unexpected fun that can happen when you’re surrounded by your fellow Thunder fans.
We’ll see you at Love’s Thunder Alley! GO Thunder!
- Karina Henderson