Officials Announce Intent To Bring WNBA To Tulsa


Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 4:40 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- A group of business owners and community leaders from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce their intent to bring a WNBA team to Tulsa. They're hoping to land a franchise that will call the BOK Center home.

Negotiations are still underway, but during the news conference at the BOK Center, members of the group said they are making progress.

They said their goal is to begin playing games at the BOK Center in June 2010.

Several local investors were at the news conference, including the two lead investors, Bill Cameron and David Box, both are co-owners of the Tulsa Talons.

They say there are several things that need to take place before a move can happen.

Number one is keep raising capital, number two, corporate support and number three, community support.

They say they are certainly on the fast track to making it happen.

There are three or four other cities in the mix and it was not specified whether an existing team would move to Tulsa or if the league would expand by one.

The News On 6 streamed the announcement live on NewsOn6.com.

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