WNBA’s Shock Relocating to Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 23, 2015, July 23, 2015


WNBA owners unanimously approved the relocation of the Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The team will finish the current season in Tulsa before beginning play in Arlington in 2016.

"The WNBA is extremely grateful to the city of Tulsa and the team's loyal fans. The support they have shown for the Shock and women's professional basketball over the past six seasons has been tremendous," said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. "We look forward to having our first team based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area."The fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Dallas-Fort Worth represents a well-established professional sports market with one of the top five national media markets."Arlington is synonymous with world class entertainment and sports from the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers to major events held at AT&T Stadium like the NCAA Final Four, the first ever College Football National Championship Game and the annual Cotton Bowl," said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams.

The Shock will play at College Park Center on the University of Texas at Arlington campus, subject to approval by the University of Texas System's Board of Regents. Additional information about the team will be forthcoming.

"The WNBA at UT Arlington's College Park is a natural fit for our city, will be a regional draw for fans throughout North Texas and will further complement the excelling sports programs at the university," Williams said.

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