American Ninja Warrior is coming to Oklahoma for the first time and will shoot on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol.
The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services has approved a request by the producers of the hit NBC television show to shoot at the Capitol from May 6 to 17.
American Ninja Warrior is an obstacle course competition show that is entering its eighth season on NBC with rebroadcasts on the Esquire Network. It is one of the highest-rated family shows on television. As part of its format, different cities each season serve as hosts for “city finals.” Oklahoma has never been the site of a “city final.” Serving as a host city leads to a direct economic impact from the influx of crew members, participants and fans. It leads to an indirect economic impact through the positive exposure for the city and state throughout the American Ninja Warrior season. In this unique instance, the shoot will also highlight Oklahoma’s State Capitol as it undergoes renovations and prepares for its centennial.
“It’s exciting that Oklahoma, and especially our state Capitol, will be showcased on American Ninja Warrior,” Gov. Fallin said. “This will allow viewers to get a glimpse of all the impressive things that are going on in Oklahoma City.”