Date: November 9, 2005

The largest crowd ever to attend an event at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center — 19,123 — turned out to see the National Basketball Association (NBA) Hornets play the Sacramento Kings Nov. 1.

The occasion marked a political coup for the city, which stepped in to host the displaced New Orleans Hornets for most of the 2005-2006 season. But it was a lot of preparation in a short time for the building management. “There was everything,” ...

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