Arlington is getting a well-traveled pro sports team, and the city can help restore the team’s past luster.
The Detroit Shock won women’s pro basketball championships in 2006 and 2008, but then moved to Tulsa and has averaged a .241 winning percentage the last five seasons.
When majority owner Bill Cameron of Oklahoma City looked around for a new home for the Shock, he found a shiny jewel in the center of Dallas-Fort Worth: Arlington and College Park Center.
Come June, the Shock will tip off the Women’s NBA season in Arlington, at a university with a proud history of support for women’s athletics and in a metropolitan area that strongly supports women’s college basketball.
No doubt the Shock will ask for support from Arlington. The team will help downtown by bringing crowds to College Park in summer months when many students are gone.
Cameron made a wise choice in Arlington, where his team can build local and community support.