NEW YORK — WNBA owners unanimously voted to approve the relocation of the Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The team will finish the current season in Tulsa before beginning play in Arlington in 2016.
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“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.”
Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S., and has a well-established sports market with one of the top 5 national media markets.
If approved by the University of Texas System’s Board of Regents, the Shock will play at College Park Center on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.