Fans witnessed the team name, logos, and color scheme revealed at the Oilers open house event hosted at the BOK Center.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 10, 2022
Tulsa, Okla. — Tulsa Oilers Football, proud member of the IFL, announced on Saturday that the name for Tulsa’s Indoor Football team is the Oilers.
After thousands of team name suggestions online, Tulsa Oilers owner Andy Scurto combined the influence of fan thoughts and his vision for how the team would represent the city of Tulsa before deciding on the name Oilers.
“We are very appreciative of all the input our fans gave us on a team name,” said Tulsa Oilers owner Andy Scurto. “There were many great suggestions and a few obvious favorites. All of this input was evaluated and considered as we determined the name of the team. After careful consideration of all input, we came to the conclusion that the Tulsa Oilers brand is well known in the Tulsa area, a fan favorite and a name we should perpetuate with our football team. The Tulsa Oilers brand is all about family entertainment with ice hockey, ice rinks, ice skating, fun activities and now, indoor football. The Tulsa Oilers brand stands for fun, exciting entertainment and it was the obvious choice for our new football team. We are excited to have the football team represent the brand as the Tulsa Oilers Football team.”
The name Oilers has represented the professional hockey franchise in Tulsa since 1928 and had also represented a professional minor league baseball team that played on and off in Tulsa from 1905-1976.
At a joint open house event for the Oilers hockey and football teams on Saturday at the BOK Center, fans witnessed the unveiling of the football team name and colors, along with the primary and secondary logos. One lucky fan named Elizabeth Twist was selected to win four free season tickets for the upcoming football season as a reward for being drawn from a group who originally submitted the name “Oilers” as their team name suggestion. The team is represented with the color “Gold” which represents the highest standards that the Tulsa community holds for all its endeavors, and “Oil Black” to represent the crude oil discovered in this once unpredictable oil frontier.
“While we are excited about having the new indoor football team represent the Tulsa Oilers entertainment brand as the Tulsa Oilers Football team,” said Owner Andy Scurto. “We also wanted to make sure the football team has its own identity. It was important to us that the football team has its own set of colors, logos and marks. We are excited to tie in the Oilers name to a logo that highlights the oil heritage of Oklahoma with an oil drop and an oil derrick combined with the image of a football to tie it all together. The new colors and logo ties football and Oilers together to create a brand that fits in well with the Tulsa Oilers.”
The revelation of the team identity is just the start of the journey for Tulsa’s newest professional sports franchise. The Oilers will begin their inaugural season in 2023.
Tulsa Oilers Football Season and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the front office at 918-632-7825 or visit www.tulsaoilersfootball.com for more information.
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