Tulsa is a major metropolis in Oklahoma. The city has a checkered history and a large sports following. The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes play football in the American Athletic Conference at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium. The Tulsa Shock is a professional basketball team with the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), who play their home games at the Bank of Oklahoma Center (BOK) along with the Tulsa Oilers, a local hockey team. The Tulsa Drillers play in minor league baseball at ONEOK field. The University of Oklahoma in nearby Norman is a popular destination for area visitors.
The Tulsa International Airport (TUL) is a primary means of transportation to Tulsa. The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority offers bus routes throughout the city and surrounding rural areas. Downtown Tulsa and North Tulsa are popular neighborhoods that have plenty of nearby lodgings, a funky urban vibe, and bags of shopping options. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is less than two hours from Tulsa via I-44.
The Tulsa Expo Center hosts the Tulsa Women's Expo every February. A Mardi Gras Parade is held every winter at the Blue Dome District. The BOK hosts concerts from headliners like Miranda Lambert several times a month, and Monster Jam stops there every March. The Brady Theater hosts comedians like Chris Tucker regularly.