Friday, May 4, 2012

Baseball: Future Bedlam Games Could Be Up for Bid

Report: Oklahoma City and Tulsa will bid for future Bedlam baseball games: Starting in 2014, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will open up their annual three-game Big 12 Conference series to a bid between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, multiple sources tell the Tulsa World. That means Tulsa could get two games and Oklahoma City could get one. The Bedlam series has played one game a year in Tulsa since 1991. Since the Big 12 Conference formed in 1996-97 and instituted three-game series for league games, it's been one game in Tulsa and two in Oklahoma City.  The schools wanted to open the bidding process for 2013, but Big 12 realignment put a halt to those talks. That plan seems farfetched, however, because of the revenue generated by having three games at the minor league parks. Ticket sale alone generate some $100,000-$125,000 per team each year, sources said. (More at Tulsa World)
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