Tulsa Roughnecks FC

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Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC Logo.svg
Full name Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Founded 2013
Stadium ONEOK Field
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ground Capacity 7,833
Owner Tulsa Drillers
Co-Chairmen Dale & Jeff Hubbard
Head Coach TBA
League USL Pro
Website Club home page

Tulsa Roughnecks FC is an American professional soccer team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They compete in USL Professional Division (USL Pro), starting in the 2015 season. Jeff and Dale Hubbard, co-owners of the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball franchise, were announced as co-owners on December 18, 2013. [1] The team calls itself the Roughnecks after the name received nearly 50% of the votes in a "name the team" contest held in February 2014. [2][3]

History[edit]

The franchise will be owned and operated by the Tulsa Drillers, a double-A minor league baseball club playing in the Texas League.[2] The Drillers' co-chairs, brothers Jeff and Dale Hubbard, will serve as co-chairs of the soccer club. Prodigal, LLC., owner of Oklahoma City Energy FC, another USL Pro club, will serve as a minority owner.[4][5]

On February 26, 2014, it was announced that the team would be known as Tulsa Roughnecks FC, paying homage to the original Roughnecks which played in the original North American Soccer League from 1978 until the league folded in 1984 (and were best known for winning Soccer Bowl '83).[3]

The team logo, colors and uniforms were introduced on September 2, 2014. The team colors are Orange and Navy Blue.[6]

Stadium[edit]

The team will play at ONEOK Field. a 7,833 seat stadium that is also home to the Drillers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tulsa to Join USL PRO in 2015" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. December 18, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tulsa USL PRO soccer franchise holds contest to name team". Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK: World Publishing Company). January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Bailey, Eric (February 26, 2014). "Fans vote to resurrect Roughnecks name for new Tulsa pro soccer team". Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK: World Publishing Company). Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Moss, John (December 18, 2013). "Professional Soccer Is Returning To Tulsa". Tulsa, OK: KTUL-TV. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Brown, Mike (December 19, 2013). "Pro soccer headed to ONEOK Field in 2015". Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK: World Publishing Company). Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Roughnecks Unveil Logo, Uniforms" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 

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