WNBA Coming To Tulsa?


Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 8:44 am
By: News 9


Staff and Wire Reports

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Investors who hope to bring a WNBA team to Tulsa have scheduled a news conference to discuss their plans.

The news conference will be held at the downtown BOK Center on Wednesday afternoon. Among those scheduled to be present is WNBA President Donna Orender.

Two of the investors in the group hoping to bring a team to Tulsa are Oklahoma City businessmen Bill Cameron and David Box, who also are members of the ownership group of the Tulsa Talons of arenafootball2.

Cameron also is part of the ownership group of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. That ownership group bought the then-Seattle SuperSonics and the WNBA's Seattle Storm in July 2006, but sold the WNBA franchise to Seattle investors before moving the NBA franchise to Oklahoma City last year.

On Friday, an e-mail was sent to BOK Premium Seat Holders.

Dear Premium Seat Holder,
CONFIDENTIAL:

We have some exciting news for the City of Tulsa... city officials and a group of private investors are working to bring a WNBA team to Tulsa...

Currently, a group of investors is making strides in securing the necessary capital to bring a franchise to Tulsa and is in negotiations with the BOK Center to secure a lease agreement...

Bringing the WNBA to Tulsa is a civic investment that will add to the quality of life and benefit the growth and revitalization of downtown...

Sincerely,

Kathy Taylor
Mayor