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WNBA approves Shock's relocation to Dallas

The WNBA has unanimously approved the relocation of the Tulsa Shock to Dallas.

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The WNBA has announced its approval of the Tulsa Shock's relocation to Dallas, the WNBA said in a statement. Here is some of the statement:

WNBA owners unanimously approved the relocation of the Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The team will finish the current season in Tulsa before beginning play in Arlington in 2016.

"The WNBA is extremely grateful to the city of Tulsa and the team's loyal fans. The support they have shown for the Shock and women's professional basketball over the past six seasons has been tremendous," said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. "We look forward to having our first team based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area."

The fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Dallas-Fort Worth represents a well-established professional sports market with one of the top five national media markets

Earlier this week Shock Majority owner Bill Cameron announced his intention of moving the Shock to Dallas.