Voters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have passed Vision Tulsa, which included $15 million for the construction of a national track stadium and the USA BMX national headquarters. The American Bicycle Association and USA BMX, currently based near Phoenix, projects that the move to Tulsa will bring more than 50 jobs and $10 million in additional economic impact to northeast Oklahoma.
“We are thrilled to make our new home in Tulsa,” said B.A. Anderson, CEO of USA BMX. “We have always had a very good relationship with the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County and look forward to making this project a reality. With the passage of Vision Tulsa, planning for the new headquarters will now begin in earnest. ”
Oklahoma is no stranger to BMX as the Tulsa County Expo Center and Fairgrounds have hosted the largest BMX races ever held. The USA BMX Grand Nationals is held annually over Thanksgiving weekend and continues to grow each year.
“The passage of Vision Tulsa is not only a huge leap forward for Tulsa, but for the strong partnership between the American Bicycle Association, USA BMX and our community,” said Ray Hoyt, president of Visit Tulsa, the Tulsa Sports Commission and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture. “Their announcement today delivers on the promise made to voters in Vision Tulsa and is a key first step in our efforts to bring more visitors and large-scale events to northeast Oklahoma. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this phenomenal organization and its employees to our hometown.”
Plans for the new National Track Stadium and headquarters include a training center for BMX athletes and office space for the national headquarters at the former Drillers Stadium. Concept drawings will be turned into construction plans as the next phase of the project begins.
“The first phase was obviously passage of Vision Tulsa,” Anderson said. “Now we will work with the city and county to begin taking our next steps.”