Family-friendly Fun on the Pitch
Season two of Tulsa’s Premier Professional Soccer Team is in full swing at ONEOK Field. From spectacular firework displays to enticing promotions like jersey and flag giveaways, the Tulsa Roughnecks FC has a lot in store for their second year.
Prior to all Roughnecks Saturday evening home matches and the Sunday, July 3 match at ONEOK Field in 2016 fans are encouraged to come early and enjoy all the pregame festivities in downtown Tulsa. Roughnecks Rallies are held on Elgin Ave. adjacent to ONEOK Field (between Archer St. and Brady St.). Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy live music, participate in free games and activities, grab food and drinks or just enjoy downtown Tulsa. Roughnecks Rallies begin at 4:30pm and last until 6:30pm. Free activities and entertainment for all ages is available at all Rallies.
Ready for Oil-E Coyote? The Tulsa Roughneck FC’s frisky, furry mascot spends the games entertaining the crowd, winking at pretty girls, high-fiving the guys, and taking photos with younger fans. Surprisingly, he didn’t have a name during the inaugural season. Partnering with the Tulsa World, the team hosted a Name Your Mascot Contest in February and March. Fans were encouraged to submit their names for the Coyote via TulsaWorld.com with one lucky fan each week winning a Roughnecks scarf and two tickets to the Opening Night match. From the more than 500 names submitted, Oil-E Coyote was chosen as the winner. Mary Ann O’Dell of Bixby submitted the winning name and won a grand prize which included two Roughnecks Season Tickets, a 2016 parking pass and a mascot appearance at an event of her choosing.
The Roustabouts is the die-hard supporters group of the Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Named for the person in the oil field who supports the Roughnecks on the rig, a Roustabout does whatever is needed on the rig and must be willing to do whatever the crew needs. The group is easy to spot, waving its orange and blue flags and scarves, and firing off colorful smoke bombs after each score. They sit behind the goal in sections 101 and 102, proudly called “The Rig”. The group amps up the excitement by playing drums, chanting, and singing songs, much like European futbol fans. The Roustabouts are also known for heckling the other team which adds to the fun. Roustabouts have watch parties, tailgates, and other events throughout the year to bring soccer fans together. It only costs $25 to join—visit TulsaRoustabouts.com for details.
Tickets range from $10 each (Grass) to $45 each (Premier Midfield). Visit TulsaRoughnecksFC.com for the game schedule, promotions, directions, fan guide, and events.