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[Sports News]WNBA’s Tulsa Shock Gets New Name, New Home in Arlington

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Dallas Morning News

[Dallas,TX – November 2nd]

The University of Texas at Arlington will be the new home of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock — now the Dallas Wings.

Bill Cameron, the majority owner of the Tulsa Shock, announced in July that at the end of the season the team was moving from Oklahoma to North Texas. On Monday, Cameron also announced the team’s new name.

During the 2016 season the Dallas Wings and will play 17 home games at UTA’s College Park Center, a $78 million arena built in 2012 that can seat about 7,000 fans.The team unveiled it’s blue and yellow colors and Pegasus inspired design on Monday

And the area is not foreign to some players , Head coach Fred Williams lived in South Oak Cliff . Guard Odyssey Sims starred at Irving MacArthur and Baylor. Forward Tiffany Jackson-Jones attended Duncanville and the University of Texas. Forward/Center.

The Wings, who as the Shock moved from Detroit to Tulsa in 2010, are the first WNBA team to be based in Dallas-Fort Worth. Additionally, the Wings are the first women’s professional team to play in the area since the Women’s Professional Basketball League’s Dallas Diamonds played in Dallas from 1979-198

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