NBA Lockout Not Just Affecting Players, Owners and Fans
About 700 people work at Oklahoma City
Arena each time the Thunder take the court.
Arena managers say the workers won't lose their jobs, but they
will lose time working if the NBA lockout runs long enough to
cancel games. Oklahoma City television station KFOR reports that
the arena has total employment of about 1,100 people.
Game-day workers operate concession stands, prepare food, take
tickets, work security and do other jobs.
Arena marketing director Tim Linville says the venue is
preparing as if the season will go on as scheduled.
Linville says other events at the arena will keep workers busy
in the meantime.