Tulsa Revolution

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Tulsa Revolution
Tulsa Revolution team logo.jpg
Full nameTulsa Revolution
Nickname(s)Revs
Founded2012
Dissolved2015
Ground Expo Square Pavilion
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Capacity6,311
OwnersShannon Clark
Adam Mellor
Head CoachAlex Miranda
League Major Arena Soccer League
2014–15 6th, Central Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

The Tulsa Revolution was a professional indoor soccer team from Tulsa, Oklahoma, which began play in the Professional Arena Soccer League with the 2013–14 season then segued to the Major Arena Soccer League for the 2014–15 season. The team was co-owned by Adam Mellor and Shannon Clark.

Indoor soccer game derived from association football adapted for play in an indoor arena

Indoor soccer or arena soccer(known internationally as indoor football, minifootball, fast football, floorball or showball), is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Indoor soccer, as it is most often known in the United States and Canada, was originally developed in these two countries as a way to play soccer during the winter months, when snow would make outdoor play difficult. In those countries, gymnasiums are adapted for indoor soccer play. In other countries the game is played in either indoor or outdoor arenas surrounded by walls, and is referred to by different names.

Tulsa, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 45th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2016, the population was 413,505, an increase of 12,591 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 991,005 residents in the MSA and 1,251,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.

2013–14 Professional Arena Soccer League season

The 2013–14 Professional Arena Soccer League season was the sixth season for the PASL, an American professional indoor soccer league. The regular season started on November 1, 2013 and ended on February 16, 2014. After regional playoffs in late February, the three regional winners and host Chicago Mustangs competed at the Sears Centre for the Ron Newman Cup on March 15–16, 2014. The Mustangs capped a perfect season by winning the league championship.

Contents

Under the leadership of head coach Alex Miranda, [1] the Revolution played their 2015 home games in the Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [2] [3] [4] The 2013 and 2014 home games were played at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. [5]

The Expo Square Pavilion, sometimes called simply The Pavilion, and formerly known as the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion, is a 6,311-seat multi-purpose arena, in the Tulsa State Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tulsa State Fair

The Tulsa State Fair is a fair and exposition in Tulsa, Oklahoma that operates during an 11-day span starting the fourth Thursday after Labor Day. In 2017, it attracted about 1,150,000 visitors.

Cox Business Center

Cox Business Center is a 310,625 square foot facility in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma with 102,600 square foot column-free exhibit hall space, Oklahoma's largest ballroom, and 34 meeting rooms. Cox Business Center (CBC) is managed by SMG-the world leader in venue management, marketing, and development and owned by the City of Tulsa. In the fiscal year 2015-2016, the economic impact of events held at the CBC was more than $33 million. The facility won the 2017 Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers, along with being chosen as the 2017 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site by Convention South and Best Event Center by Tulsa People readers.

The original Tulsa Revolution, also owned by Mellor and coached by Kerry Shubert, played in the Central Division of the American Indoor Soccer League in 2008.

American Indoor Soccer League

The American Indoor Soccer League was a semi-professional indoor soccer league founded in 2003 and folded in 2008.

History

Based at the SoccerCity Indoor Sports Complex, the original Tulsa Revolution was the first professional soccer program in Tulsa since the Tulsa Ambush in 1992. [6] One of two new teams for the American Indoor Soccer League during the 2007–08 season, the team posted a 2–5 record playing a partial season of just 7 games, compared to the league standard of 14. [7] The AISL folded after that season. [8]

On July 10, 2012, team owners Adam Mellor and Shannon Clark were awarded a franchise as an expansion team in the Professional Arena Soccer League for the 2013–14 season. [9] [10] [11] [12] The team played its home games at the Cox Business Center (formerly known as the Tulsa Convention Center). [10] [13] [14] [15] [16] On July 2, 2013, the team named Michael Nsien as head coach and announced the Williams Companies as presenting sponsor for the 2013–14 season. [17] The Revolution held open player tryouts in July 2013. [18] The team began signing players in October 2013, starting with Tulsa native Levi Coleman, in preparation for their first game on November 1 versus the Illinois Piasa. [19] The Revolution struggled on the field, winning only two games at home and none on the road to amass a 2–14 record. They defeated two non-PASL teams to advance to the Round of 16 in the 2013–14 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer before falling to the Wichita B-52s. Tulsa's average home attendance of 866 fans per game was good enough to rank them 8th among the 20 teams in the PASL this season.

Williams Companies American energy company

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The 2013–14 US Open Arena Soccer Championship is the sixth edition of an open knockout style tournament for arena/indoor soccer. In this edition, teams from the Professional Arena Soccer League, Premier Arena Soccer League, and other independent indoor soccer teams are participating in the single elimination tournament.

Wichita B-52s

The Wichita B-52s was an American professional indoor soccer team based in Wichita, Kansas. Founded in July 2013, the team made its debut in the Professional Arena Soccer League with the 2013–14 season under head coach Larry Inlow. After beginning the 2014–15 season under Jeff Kraft, Kim Roentved was named head coach in December 2014. The team played its home games at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. In August 2015, the team announced it would not be participating in the 2015–16 MASL season.

After absorbing several teams from another league, the PASL reorganized as the Major Arena Soccer League and the level of competition in the Central division went up sharply. [5] The Revolution struggled on the field, beating only Oxford City FC of Texas for 1 win in 8 games in 2014, and at the box office. Their 513 fans per-game average at the Cox Business Center ranked them 20th in the 23-team MASL and prompted a mid-season move to Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds for 2015. [2] On January 14, the team released first-year head coach David Yates after he led the team to a 1-9 record. [20] On January 20, the team formally promoted assistant coach Alex Miranda to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. After turf issues forced the cancellation of one game, the team resumed normal operations at their new home arena. [4] Ongoing financial issues forced the team to fold after last season.

Major Arena Soccer League American indoor soccer league

The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is a North American indoor soccer league representing the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Oxford City FC of Texas

Oxford City FC of Texas was an American professional indoor soccer team based in Beaumont, Texas. The team joined the Professional Arena Soccer League on September 26, 2012, as the Texas Strikers. Play in the team's inaugural season began in November 2012. In May 2014, the league changed its name to Major Arena Soccer League. The team played at Ford Arena.

Year-by-year

League ChampionsRunners-UpDivision Champions*Playoff Berth
YearLeagueReg. seasonGFGAPctFinishPlayoffsAvg. Attendance
2007–08 AISL 2–54455.2865thIneligible~700
2013–14 PASL 2–1489158.1256th, CentralDid Not Qualify866
2014–15 MASL 2–1677212.1256th, CentralDid Not Qualify513

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The 2014–15 Tulsa Revolution season was the second season of the revived Tulsa Revolution professional indoor soccer club. The Revolution, a Central Division team in the Major Arena Soccer League, played their 2014 home games at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. They relocated mid-season and played their 2015 home games in the Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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