Shock minority owner: Give Tulsa fans free entry for rest of the season
Tulsa Shock minority owner, Stuart Price announced that he is calling on majority owner Bill Cameron to open seats to the remaining nine Shock home games for free. On Monday, after a few weeks of speculation, Cameron announced that he is moving the team to Arlington, Texas. The WNBA governing board approved the move in a unanimous vote on Thursday. Price has indicated that he is also filing a lawsuit against Cameron.
“Our community and fans have been here through the bad times and they deserve better than to lose the team just when it finally turns the corner,” said Price. “The players and coaches also deserve better than to have their winning season disrupted with the relocation news.”
Some fans alike are calling for a boycott for the remaining nine home games at the BOK Center. However, Price wants fans to continue to support the team but wants them to have free admission.
“I’m calling on the majority owners to open the doors to the BOK Center and invite anyone who wants to watch these world-class athletes make a run for the playoffs to join the fans and season-ticket holders for free.”
During the press conference yesterday, WNBA president Laurel Richie addressed the Shock’s move and its effect on fans and players.
“The last thing we want to do at any point in time in any initiative is be disruptive to players, coaches and our fans,” said Richie.
Tulsa’s next home game is Thursday, July 30 when the team hosts the Phoenix Mercury.