TULSA, Ok - The Tulsa 66ers are changing the location of the team's home games as Monday it announced it will return Bixby to play at the SpirtBank Event Center.

"The 66ers are excited about moving to Bixby and the SpiritBank Event Center. We are looking forward to returning and resuming our partnership with the Bixby and South Tulsa communities, which have always been very supportive of our team and business," said Dan Mahoney, spokesman for the 66ers and Oklahoma City Thunder. "The SpiritBank Event Center is a tremendous facility for basketball, offering just what we need to provide 66ers fans with a first-rate sports and entertainment experience. " The 66ers will also move their business offices to Bixby.

The team played their regular season NBA Development League home games there during the 2008-09 season.

The event center is a 4,500 seat start of the art sports and entertainment venue located within Regal Plaza Shopping Center at 104th and Memorial.

The move becomes effective at the start of the 2012-13 season.

"We are truly honored to once again serve as the home of the 66ers and excited about its affiliation with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the top teams in the NBA, " Bixby Mayor Ray Bowen said. "Bixby is already known as a community of choice, and the team's decision to bring their business and NBA Development League back to the outstanding SpiritBank Event Center speaks volumes about the attractiveness of our city as a top place to grow a business and raise a family."

"The SpiritBank Event Center is a great venue for all and we're excited to welcome the Tulsa 66ers and fans back," said Paul Cornell, representing the SpiritBank Event Center. "The 66ers and the Thunder have a great reputation and brand with which we are proud to be associated. This move creates positive momentum for the entire plaza and for South Tulsa and Bixby. We're excited about that as well," Cornell adds.

The 66ers staff is already beginning the transition to the SpiritBank Events Center and season tickets, tours and seat selection are already being planned for next year.

For more information on the Tulsa 66ers visit the Tulsa 66ers web site.