WNBA's Shock Plays Last Game In Tulsa

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 12:29 am
By: News On 6

A deal was reached in July to relocate the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

For six years, the Shock has called Tulsa home.

Saturday night’s match up with the Phoenix Mercury was the team's last time at the BOK Center.

The team majority owner said the decision to move was a tough one but necessary for the sake of the franchise.

The team’s quest for success showed great promise as the team clenched its spot in the 2015 WNBA playoffs.

But the moment in time comes as the team prepares to make a huge change  and a new city.

"[I am a] season ticket holder, and love the Shock,” fan Norma said. “Enjoyed all these games and sure hate to see them go."

While the move is inevitable, it's a hard thing for Shock fans to accept.

“I know a lot of fans really love this team and are really devoted to coming and cheering on the Shock and everything,” fan Chris said. “So it's really sad for the fans."

In the years that the team has been in Tulsa, he says millions of dollars have been lost. Bill Cameron hopes by moving to Dallas, the team will have access to a more diverse economy, larger sponsorship base and large media market which in turn will create the "best opportunity for the financial future of the organization.”

“I dont think it's a good enough reason,” Chris said. “I think the fans here are so devoted to this team… I don't think they should move the fans out here love this squad."

As fans accept the inevitable, they wish their girls the best.

"I hope they do have a good season [next year], but these are girls we have watched and we feel like we know them,” Norma said.