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BMX-Tulsa Contract Signed

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The contract between the City of Tulsa and USA BMX is for a 30-year lease agreement, with two 10-year renewal options in place.  USA BMX, currently located in Gilbert, Arizona, will relocate its headquarters and Hall of Fame museum to Tulsa.  Through funding provided by voters in Vision Tulsa, the City will construct a new National Headquarters, National Track Stadium containing both an Olympic-caliber and Amateur Track, and Hall of Fame Museum at the Evans Fintube site in Tulsa.  Construction will begin in Fall 2018, with completion expected in late 2019.  

 

To further develop the area, the City of Tulsa plans to issue a Request for Proposals to rehabilitate the historic Oklahoma Iron Works Building and to develop the remainder of the Evans Fintube site for mixed-use development that will complement USA BMX’s facility, reflect previous community planning efforts, and honor the history of the Greenwood District and Black Wall Street.  The RFP will be issued following the completion of site plans for USA BMX.  

 

“USA BMX is making a substantial commitment to our community and we could not be more excited to bring an Olympic sport and its national audience to the Historic Greenwood District,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “The partnership with USA BMX is the first step in drawing significant private investment to this area of North Tulsa, and we want to ensure this project serves as a catalyst for the kind of community development many have worked toward for years.” 

 

“USA BMX is excited to continue our long-time partnership with the city of Tulsa as we make their great city our new home,” said B.A. Anderson, CEO of USA BMX. “This project is becoming a reality because of the collaborative effort and teamwork from so many people who believe in the future of BMX." 

 

Tulsans approved the sales tax renewal package, Vision Tulsa, in 2016, which set the stage to make Tulsa the national headquarters for USA BMX. With a $15 million investment from Vision Tulsa, the city is expected to see more than 100,000 visitors attending more than 100 local, state, and national events in the first five years. The BMX events are expected to help generate nearly $11 million in economic impact for the city of Tulsa over the initial five-year time span.