BMX to build arena, world headquarters in downtown Tulsa
The Associated Press - July 6, 2017 9:50 am
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum with Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper and Vince Trinidad, Tulsa Sports Commission, announce the Evans Fintube building and land that USA BMX is going to use for an arena and headquarters.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Officials in Tulsa say a downtown site has been chosen for the national arena and headquarters of USA BMX.
Mayor G.T. Bynum said Wednesday that the city and USA BMX have identified the Evans Fintube industrial site in north Tulsa as the preferred site for the future home of the Olympic sport.
A sales tax renewal package known as Vision Tulsa that was approved by voters last year included $15 million to lure the USA BMX facility. Officials believe that more than 100,000 visitors will attend more than 100 local, state, and national events in the first five years of operation, including the Olympic trials in 2020.
The BMX events are expected to help generate nearly $11 million in economic impact for the city of Tulsa over a five-year period.