What are your thoughts on Thunder Alley being closed for watching the games? — Stephanie J.
It sucks, to be blunt. Sucks big time. Thunder Alley was becoming — or really, already was — an awesome, unique experience for Thunder fans. Seeing the aerial shots on TNT of thousands gathered outside was amazing.
The shame of shutting it down is that Thunder Alley had nothing to do with the Bricktown incident. If you’ve ever been around Harkins and that Sonic late at night, you’ll know that it’s a rough little spot no matter if there’s a Thunder game or not. It’s become a gathering place for a lot of kids, and an area that feels a little uncomfortable.
But at the same time, it’s easy to see it from the city and team’s perspective. Thunder Alley was only going to grow. It was going to go from 2,000 to 5,000 to 10,000 to 20,000 to who knows how much if the Thunder reach The Finals. It was only going to get more hectic, more crowded, more dangerous. Keep Reading…