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« on: May 01, 2007, 04:31:14 pm »



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AISL Now “Livin’ on Tulsa Time”-Tulsa Revolution Welcomed as League’s Newest Team

Apr 26, 2007 from the AISL Newswire
   
 
American Indoor Soccer League commissioner Paul Lapointe officially welcomed the league’s newest franchise, the Tulsa Revolution, to the fifth-year league this morning.

“We are thrilled to welcome the city of Tulsa and the Revolution to the AISL,” said Lapointe. “Tulsa is a city with a long soccer heritage in the professional game, and has the potential to become a cornerstone in our league.”

The Revolution will play a partial schedule for the 2007-08 season, but will join the league full-time for the 2008-09 campaign.

The Revolution is the brainchild of local soccer enthusiast Adam Mellor. A native of Wales, Mellor, who at 23 will be the AISL’s youngest owner, has had a great passion for the game since he was a child.


“It has always been a dream of mine to play for a professional team until I was struck with injury,” Mellor said. “I never thought actually owning a team would ever be a goal I could reach but I proved myself wrong. I've always had a strong passion for the game and will be a part of it forever. I want to bring the team to Tulsa mainly because this is my home. Although soccer is a growing sport here, it is still a small one. I would like to create a spark in the community giving them something to talk about and be excited about, and to give players a dream that they someday could fulfill.”

The Revolution, who will sport team colors of “denim blue”, “steel silver”, and black, will play their home games at Soccer City Tulsa, located at 5817 South 118th East Ave in Tulsa. Soccer City features two 180’ x 80’ indoor soccer fields featuring a MaxPlay artificial surface and clear Plexiglas dasher boards. As part of its recent renovations, Soccer City also has a completely new concession area and two viewing levels for spectators.

Tulsa has a long history in professional soccer. In 1978, the legendary Tulsa Roughnecks began a six season run in the North American Soccer League. Some of the players who made their mark for the Roughnecks both outdoors and indoors include Iraj Danaifard, Alan Woodward, Billy Caskey, Barry “the Boomer” Wallace, and Victor Moreland.
 
After the Roughnecks folded, the Tulsa Stampede and the Tulsa Tornados would play for one year in the short-lived United Soccer League (no relation to the current multi-division United Soccer League). After the USL ceased operations in 1985, it would be several years before a professional team would come back to central Oklahoma. In 1989, the Tulsa Renegades would join the Southwest Indoor Soccer League, which is the direct ancestor to the current United Soccer League.

The head coach for the Revolution will be named within a few weeks.

With the addition of the Revolution, the AISL now has six teams set for the 2007-08 season: the Cincinnati Excite, the 2007 AISL champion (Springfield) Massachusetts Twisters, the (Long Island) New York Hampton Surf, the (Waukegan, IL) Northern Illinois Rebels, and the Rockford Thunder. The league is also currently in negotiations with a group that is interested in bringing a team to Akron, OH for the 2008-09 season.
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Now in it's third season, the American Indoor Soccer League has offices in West Springfield, MA (Administrative) and Cleveland, OH (Media Relations). For more information on the AISL, contact commissioner Paul LaPointe at (413) 569-0088 or director of media relations Rich Paschette at (216) 741-4144. Information on the league can also be found on the AISL's official website, www.aisl.org.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 03:30:14 pm »

What other indoor leagues are there in the US besides this one?
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 12:47:53 am »

This is the other one... if the new arena's desperate for tenants...

http://www.misl.net/
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 04:04:21 pm »

Tulsa Revolution will move the remainder of their home games in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) 2014-15 season from the Cox Business Center Arena to a new venue to be announced at a later date. The game scheduled for Sat., Dec. 27 against Wichita B-52s is rescheduled for Feb. 22 at 7:05 p.m.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 08:06:27 am »

The AISL has been out of business for awhile now.
The Revolution played in the PASL last year at Cox Business Center.
The league merged with a better league and formed the MASL for this season.

The team is just plain awful this year, and some of their better players have already abandoned the club.
http://majorarenasoccer.stats.pointstreak.com/teamschedule.html?teamid=462312&seasonid=12864

I wouldn't be surprised if they failed to finish the season, and I'd be surprised if they play in the MASL next season.
They're lucky if they get over 750 fans per game-- about 500 is more like it.
Technically, this is a "professional" league-- but I suspect some players get paid with a mini-fridge from time to time.

Tulsa Revolution release head coach Dave Yates from contract
http://www.region3soccer.com/2015/01/tulsa-revolution-release-head-coach.html
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 10:01:25 am »

Wow. Kinda hard to get people going to watch a team that can't even win one game and has zero promotions. This thread started in 2007? This team has been around that long without my knowledge of who they are and where they play? 500 hundred fans a game must be friends and family plus staff. These guys must just be playing to stay in shape and keep what little dream is left alive.

I have heard more about the Athletics in the past two years than this team ever. Even by accident there should have been something that would have caught my attention. Hell with finding a new Coach. Get this team a PR man.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 11:20:59 am »

Indoor soccer is to soccer as ping pong is to tennis.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 12:34:07 pm »

I wish this team well, but the Tulsa Athletics have done a great marketing job and have a great feel to it - trying to replicate the neighborhood club feel of Europe. As I'm not really that much of a soccer "fan," I'm in it for the atmosphere, for something to do, and for the spectacle. The Athletics do that well for cheap (as an amateurs" league they have less expenses I presume).

As more entries come into the landscape, something has to give. Hate to see anyone go, but it wouldn't surprise me.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2015, 12:43:47 pm »

BOK website shows all their games canceled.

http://www.bokcenter.com/events/
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015, 11:14:56 am »

Wow. Kinda hard to get people going to watch a team that can't even win one game and has zero promotions. This thread started in 2007? This team has been around that long without my knowledge of who they are and where they play?


To be fair, they only played an abbreviated season in 2007 over at Soccer City on Mingo but didn't resurface again indoors until 2013 when they moved to the Cox Arena downtown... the same owner(s)? attempted an outdoor team called FC Tulsa in 2009... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Tulsa

More news.. "The Tulsa Revolution announces they have officially moved to the Expo Square Pavilion."
http://tulsarevolution.pointstreaksites.com/view/tulsarevolution/news/news_268785

Evidently, tonight's scheduled home game at the Fairgrounds Pavilion has been moved... according to the league's facebook page...
"Due to complications moving the teams artificial turf to the Pavilion, the Tulsa Revolutions home game on Saturday vs Chicago Mustangs will be played at the Family Arena in St Charles, MO at 1:05pm"
Edit:  Evidently, this game is NOT being played today in St Charles, MO in a couple of hours... geez.... and here's the official announcement...



More than a PR guy, they really just need to be reasonably competitive... here's a highlight (lowlight?) from last night's game in St Louis...
http://www.stlouisambush.com/news/ambush-score-11-in-win-over-tu
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyKHJZS1ZN8&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]



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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 03:11:59 pm »

THE FUTURE OF THE TULSA REVOLUTION
http://tulsarevolution.pointstreaksites.com/view/tulsarevolution/news/news_274283#.VMlCaLqm-8s.facebook
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 03:49:47 pm »


Very well written and you just have to pull for their success after reading it. I hope they can actually keep the venue at Expo square. I believe it could be a better fit by not being Downtown.
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