“The Shock” Announces Move to North Texas
The Shock point guard Temeka Johnson. Photo courtesy of BeliefNet.com
Late last week, the WNBA announced their plans to move The Shock from their home in Tulsa to North Texas in the 2016 season.
It’s no surprise owners unanimously approved the relocation with North Texas already serving as the home to 13 professional athletic teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars.
The Shock won three WNBA championships while based in Detroit, but have not had much success since their move to Tulsa in 2010. Stakeholders hope that enthusiastic North Texas sports fans will welcome the new team with open arms.
Pending approval from the University of Texas System, The Shock will play at UT Arlington’s College Park Center starting in the 2016 season. The center seats about 7,000 people, which will be just right for The Shock’s growing average attendance, which reached 5,566 in 2014.