Cox Business Center
|Cox Business Center|
|Former names||Tulsa Assembly Center, Tulsa Convention Center|
|Location||100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103
|Owner||City of Tulsa|
|Capacity||8,900 (Large Arena)|
|Tulsa Oilers (CHL) (1964-2008)
Tulsa Talons (AF2) (2000–2009)
Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball (C-USA) (1964-1998)
Tulsa 66ers (NBA D-League) (2009-2012)
Tulsa Revolution (PASL) (2013-present)
Oklahoma Defenders (CPIFL) (2013-present)
Cox Business Center is a 8,900-seat multi-purpose arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The civic arena was constructed in 1964 and named for Tulsa Mayor James L. Maxwell who was the driving force behind the planning and start of the venue. With a 102,600-square-foot (9,530 m2) exhibit hall, 23 meeting rooms, an 8,900-seat arena and an executive conference room, the Tulsa Convention Center contains a total of 227,000 square feet (21,100 m2) of meeting space all under one roof.
In March 2013, the Oklahoma Defenders of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League relocated to the arena. In November 2013, the Tulsa Revolution of the Professional Arena Soccer League began play with the Cox Business Center as their home arena.
It was home to the Central Hockey League Tulsa Oilers ice hockey team and to the Tulsa Talons, an af2 arena football team prior to the opening of the new BOK Center in 2008. It was a regular stop for Bill Watts' Mid-South Wrestling and its successor, the Universal Wrestling Federation, until shortly after the UWF's purchase by Jim Crockett Promotions in 1987. It hosted the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament title game in 1982 and 1984-87. It was also the home to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane basketball team until the program moved to the Reynolds Center in 1998.