The Bok Center will host the Big 12 Championships through 2024
The Big 12 Wrestling Championships will remain at BOK Center in Tulsa through 2024, the Tulsa Sports Commission announced Tuesday.
Also known by its official name Bank of Oklahoma Center, the arena has hosted the Big 12 championships since 2017, and had already been scheduled to host the 2019 event on March 9-10.
Today's announcement updates an agreement signed earlier this year for BOK Center to serve as the host for the event through 2020.
"Based on the experience through the first two years of our partnership with the Tulsa Sports Commission for this to be the preeminent collegiate wrestling championship, continuing our presence in this market speaks to the dedication of all involved," Big 12 associate commissioner Bob Burda said in a press release. "Being able to build upon the foundation already established for the next six years clearly puts a stake in the ground for the Big 12 to grow this championship in Tulsa into the foreseeable future."
Vince Trinidad, executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission, echoed those sentiments, saying, "We have great pride in the lasting relationship we've forged with the Big 12 Conference over the last five years."
Until a couple years ago, the Big 12 Wrestling Championships had been held at facilities on member school campuses. In 2016, the event was held at a neutral site, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Opened in August 2008, the BOK Center is a 19,199-seat multi-purpose arena in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma's second-largest city.