To recognize Oklahoma State University’s contribution to Basketball, the Tulsa Olympics would host basketball at the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma, 72 miles west of Tulsa. The current seating capacity is 13,611.
The 2016 IOC Candidate city bid package listed a minimum seating capacity of 15,000 seats for basketball, and 288 athletes.
For the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, basketball was hosted at Morehouse College, with a seating capacity of 6,000 seats, and a high ticket sales of 5,014. The main site was the Georgia Dome with 34,500 seats. 1,068,032 tickets were sold.
The Gallagher-Iba Arena is currently 1,389 seats too small to meet the IOC minimum for the Olympics. The Tulsa Exploratory committee discussed with the IOC on obtaining a waiver. Oklahoma State University has 4,900 dorm beds available. The 288 basketball athletes, and their coaches, would be housed at the OSU campus.