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The Tulsa 66ers are coming to Oklahoma City

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After 20 years in the dark, minor league basketball has returned to OKC!

The sun is setting on their time in T-Town.
The sun is setting on their time in T-Town.

Via NewsOK:

Upon closure of the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, the Tulsa 66ers will likely play their 2014-2015 home games in the Cox Convention Center. There was a good faith effort to keep the team in Tulsa, but no suitable facility could be found.

The 66ers have had trouble with the SpiritBank Events Center before. After moving to the SpiritBank Events Center initially in 2009, the 66ers pulled out for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Those years were lived out in the Tulsa Convention Center, amidst a 66er lawsuit against the owners of the SpiritBank Events Center. Those problems were resolved though, and the 66ers spent 2012-2014 again occupying the SpiritBank Events Center.

The 66ers will be the first minor league basketball franchise to call the Cox Convention Center home since the Oklahoma Cavalry. The Cavalry folded upon winning the CBA championship in 1995. Still, the former Myriad is no stranger to big basketball events. It hosted two separate NCAA Tournament regionals in 1994 and 1998, as well as several NBA and Harlem Globetrotter exhibition games.