Tulsa Indoor Football League team down to five finalists for team name

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-16 10:57:51-04

TULSA, Okla. — The new Tulsa Indoor Football League franchise is close to a new name.

The Tulsa Oilers announced in July they are bringing the franchise to Tulsa, and opened up voting for the team name to fans. They've narrowed the voting down to five finalists:

  • Tornado
  • Crude
  • Oilers
  • Wildcatters
  • Bison

Submit your vote for a team name online.

Oilers owner Andy Scurto, IFL commissioner Todd Tyron and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum held a news conference on July 26 to announce the hockey franchise's purchase of the new indoor football team. Scurto bought the Oilers in September.

"I am thrilled to be bringing an IFL team to Tulsa and the BOK Center," Scurto said. "This addition will continue the commitment from myself and the Tulsa Oilers to bring great quality entertainment to the Tulsa area, and will allow us to stay engaged with our incredible fan base year-round. Indoor Football is fast-paced and full of action and I know our fans will love the game."

The new indoor football team will play its eight home games at the BOK Center when they begin playing in March 2023.

Tulsa is joining 15 other franchises operating out of 13 states.

"Tulsa fits all three areas we look for in a new franchise,” Tryon said. “Location, venue, and ownership. Andy and his team love the city of Tulsa, which has been pretty evident through our vetting process. The IFL got better today with this partnership, and we are more than excited to bring our fast-break football to the great city of Tulsa, Oklahoma."

The IFL is credited with having 80 NFL and CFL alumni and is the second longest consecutive running professional football league in the U.S.

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