ESPN Ranks the Thunder the Top Franchise in Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder have done more than take the NBA by storm as ESPN has named them the top franchise in all of pro sports. The magazine looked at a host of factors to see what franchises offered the most to their fan base. The Thunder scored particularly high in fan relations and the likability of its players.
(October 18, 2012)

ESPN | Archived Article

 

Quality of Life



CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Region

January High

January Low

July High

July Low

Average Annual Temprature

Annual Precipitation (inches)

OKC MSA

45.3

26.8

92.2

71.3

61.1

32.53

Source: National Weather Service, 2010.



CRIME RATES

Region

Violent Crimes

Violent Crime Rate Per 100,000

Property Crimes

Property Crime Rate Per 100,000

OKC MSA

6,697

534

54,704

4,366

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2010.



RECREATION

Region

18 Hole Golf Courses

Top 10 Restaurants Average Rating

Professional Sports
Team(s)

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Pacific Coast League (PCL)

American Hockey League (AHL)

Indoor Football League (IFL)

OKC MSA

28

87.2%

4

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City RedHawks

Oklahoma City Barons

Bricktown Brawlers

Source: Golf Link; Urban Spoon.



ARTS & CULTURE

Region

Galleries, Museums, Zoos

Ballet, Music, Theater Companies

Public Libaries

OKC MSA

110

7

35

Source: Oklahoma Museums Association; Civic Center Music Hall, Resident Companies.