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Feb. 1, 2019
Muscogee (Creek) Nation to Host Upcoming Regional, Area State Basketball Games at Mvskoke Dome
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is pleased to announce the Mvskoke Dome will be one of the host sites for the upcoming regional and area games for the 2019 Oklahoma High School Basketball Playoffs in Okmulgee, Okla.
The Mvskoke Dome will host the majority of the Class B regional tournament games, including the Regional Championship games, Feb. 14-16, 2019.
During the regional tournament there will be games scheduled throughout two sessions. The afternoon session games are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by the evening session with games at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Leading up to the State Championship games, the Mvskoke Dome will also host the Class 3A Area Tournament Feb. 28 through March 2, 2019. A schedule of game times will be announced on a later date.
The Mvskoke Dome was chosen as a host site by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association, based on a list of criteria the gym must meet to be considered including the gym size, overall condition of the facility, parking and location among other considering factors.
Recent renovations were made to the facility with the goal of becoming a contender in hosting events such as the regional and area tournaments.
The upgrades include new hardwood installation to the gymnasium flooring, as well as the addition of 1,602 stadium seats throughout.
The Director of Tourism & Recreation Kyle Lee said the past year has been set aside for completing the Mvskoke Dome upgrades for the opportunity to host various sporting events.
“We recently just wrapped up hosting our first Okmulgee County Tournament and that was huge success and it exposed a lot of people to the Dome for the first time,” Lee said. “We hope to continue to build on this momentum and bring more sporting events and visitors to the area.”
Lee said it’s an exciting opportunity for the Nation to be presented by OSSAA with the opportunity.
Principal Chief James R. Floyd is also looking forward to hosting the upcoming regional and area playoff games and all future sporting events in the upgraded facility.
“It is a great opportunity for the Nation to work with these organizations and different entities of the community to create partnerships and positive environments that bring communities and schools together,” Principal Chief Floyd said. “We look forward to continued partnerships and the opportunity to host other large events like this.”