Mabee Center celebrates 40th anniversary

A new mural was unveiled Saturday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Oral Roberts University's Mabee Center.

The floor-to-ceiling piece sits in the arena's main lobby.

It highlights some of the bigger acts to have performed there over the years, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra and more recently, Justin Beiber.

Christian rock band Petra performed there for the fifth time, Saturday night.

Lead singer Greg Volz told 2NEWS that the Mabee Center is one of his favorite places to perform.

"It's big. It's fun. The thing that I like the best is that the people that work here, that we interact with, are very nice," he said.

Volz also said that the arena has one of the best sound systems he has ever seen.

The Mabee Center opened in 1972 and it seats more than 11,000 people.

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