SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Meetings have been held recently about Shreveport's bid for a National Basketball Association d-League team.
Through a public records request, KSLA News 12 has learned that Mayor Ollie Tyler held three meetings last week.
Each of the meetings held July 5-7 was scheduled to last for a couple hours.
Shreveport is among five cities vying to be the home city of the New Orleans Pelicans' affiliate for the NBA's development league.
The other cities are Baton Rouge; Jackson, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; and Pensacola, Fla.
Shreveport council members have adopted a resolution supporting the city's bid.
And if chosen, Tyler is proposing a new downtown sports complex to house the team.
The plan is for it to also serve as a midsize sports event center for activities year round.
The Pelicans' new development team will begin its 2018-19 season in the selected city.