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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

It’s no hyperbole, in fact we agree: you should go see the OKC Energy FC

OKC Energy FC

In 2014 at Pribil Stadium, play began
11 on a side, all wearing green (well, except the goalie, but you know what we mean)
USL and perhaps beyond was the plan
And fans everywhere were seen.

From McGuinness to Taft in 2015,
Balls were kicked and goals scored
Playoffs that season were no dream,
Nor in ’16 and ’17, as championship hopes soared.

2018’s success built slowly, but no one was bored
In fact, the season ended quite well.
Out of the playoffs despite movement toward,
And now the stage is set to give the foes of 2019 hell.

And so, as in any given spring, hopes will swell
And bearded Laurendi returns to guard the net
The roster is full of players that aim to propel
OKC’s pro soccer club to victory, so go get a ticket.

live sporting events, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Energy FC

OKC Energy FC

Oklahomans have always been accused of being football crazy but few could have predicted just how fútbol crazy Oklahoma City has become. Thanks to the Oklahoma City Energy FC, the love of soccer has swept across the metro. 

The Energy will kick off their 2018 season March 17 against their rivals the Roughnecks FC out of Tulsa at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City. This will mark the franchise’s fifth season and the club will be welcoming a new head coach this season, Steve Cooke. The Energy FC have made the playoffs three straight years which has led to raucous home crowds. The club routinely draws 4,000 fans to their matches.

Check out the 2018 schedule and get your tickets today.

OKC Energy, soccer, family-friendly, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Just for kicks

Kids playing soccer

If you are anything like us, after each Energy home game we are ready to do our best Pele impersonation. The good news is OKC offers plenty of places to get involved in the beautiful game indoors.

Soccer City OKC:
Soccer City OKC is very popular among OKC residents, offering adult leagues throughout the year. Located at 4520 Old Farm Rd., Soccer City hosts coed, women’s and men’s leagues. The adult leagues last eight weeks including one game per week. The days of the games vary depending on each division making the scheduling flexible with a busy work week for players! Soccer City is a great place to go and be active after a work day. There is still time to sign up for the upcoming fall, winter or spring sessions.

Soccer City also offers leagues for youth and children. For more information visit www.soccercityokcity.com

Indoor Soccer Arena
ISA, located at 100 N McCormick Ave., has year-round leagues available to join. If you are looking to play and don’t have a team, this is the place to go. There are several different leagues to choose from with varying dates to accommodate your schedule! Teams include a range from boys and girls under 10 years old to coed over 25 years old and more.

Oklahoma City Sports Center:
Oklahoma City Sports Center is also a great soccer location. Open most week days after 5 p.m. and all day on the weekends, this arena is great for an after work activity. Oklahoma City Sports Center is located at 11100 N. Kelley Avenue.

soccer, adult sports, kid
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Soccer: Oklahoma’s Other Fútbol

[Photo credit: Steven Christy]

Whether you’re a fan of football or, well, fútbol, OKC has a place and a team for you. The OKC Energy is the city’s professional soccer team and is part of the United Soccer League, the largest professional soccer league in the world with 29 teams. Around for only three years, the OKC Energy has already had a tremendous impact on the Oklahoma City sports scene and community through camps, youth club partnerships and more.

OKC Energy soccer is a great way to spend time with family and friends as you cheer on a team that is growing in popularity. So popular, in fact, that a new soccer stadium may be in the works that will move the Energy up to Major League Soccer.

You can take a look at the Energy’s soccer schedule on their website here. And when you go, don’t forget to practice yelling goal like this guy to get you in the soccer spirit.

live sporting events, OKC Energy, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Energy FC kickoff

Energy FC Fans

Labor Omnia Vincit, or Labor Conquers All, is the motto central to the identity of the OKC Energy FC. The motto is a reflection of the hard working spirit of Oklahomans, and their flag contains elements of our own.

The OKC Energy, who had their inaugural season in 2014, play in the United Soccer League. The league features 29 teams in the United States and Canada. During their short history, the OKC Energy FC has already had a tremendous impact on the Oklahoma City sports scene and local community through camps, youth club partnerships and more.

OKC Energy soccer is a great way to spend time with family and friends as you cheer on a team that made it to the Western Conference Semifinals in 2016. Cheer on the OKC Energy FC in their home opener Saturday, April 8 at Taft Stadium against the Rio Grande Valley Toros FC. Be sure to check out their full schedule on their website.

family-friendly, live sporting events, OKC Energy, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Go West

Are you looking for a little adventure just outside OKC? Head west for exciting, hands-on family fun.  We’ll start our tour just west of OKC in Yukon.

Get up close and personal with majestic Clydesdale horses at the Express Clydesdales Ranch in Yukon. Take a free tour of the working ranch and learn about these magnificent purebred horses. Not only do these beauties meet thousands of visitors each year at home, but they travel across North America as ambassadors for Express Employment Professionals and help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities. Each year, the Clydesdales are invited to take part in some of the world’s most famous parades like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Tournament of Roses Parade and the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade, just to name a few. While you’re in Yukon, Czech out the historic Czech Hall, which is a on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1925, the hall has hosted Czech dances each Saturday night, complete with a live band. Fun, family-friendly community events are also held throughout the year at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm, one of the oldest pieces of continually owned family real estate in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City’s newest professional soccer team, Rayo OKC, also plays at Miller Stadium at Yukon High School. Catch their last home game of the season on Oct. 30.

soccer, Yukon, day-trip, free, history, live music, Rayo
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Use your energy to go see some soccer

OKC Energy Fans [Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

 [Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

Whether young or old, new or long-time resident, tall or short, talk-with-your-hands or only-with-your-mouth, Pepsi or Coke, Ford or Chevy, Calvin or Hobbes, bald or hairy and boisterous or shy, Energy FC matches are a favorite activity among the community. Energy FC was founded in 2013 and is currently in the middle of the 2016 season. Energy FC is a part of the United Soccer League, an affiliate of Major League Soccer, and was named 2014 Rookie Franchise of the Year. Taft Stadium of OKC is the home of Energy FC. Eventually, a purpose-built stadium for Energy FC are in the team’s long term plans. Recently, Energy FC had a ribbon-cutting of their new practice facility located at 2810 NE 63rd St. As Energy FC continues to grow, so does the fan base. With only 11 games remaining this season, go out and watch Energy FC fight to the top of the table!

Upcoming Schedule:
-August 2, 7:30 p.m. – Home – vs. Sacramento Republic FC
-August 6, 7:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
-August 13, 7:30 p.m. – Home – vs. LA Galaxy II
-August 20, 7:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
-August 24, 8:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
-August 27, 7:30 p.m. – Home – vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
-August 31, 7:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Saint Louis FC
-September 4, 4:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Portland Timbers 2
-September 11, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2
-September 18, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Swope Park Rangers
-September 24, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Saint Louis FC

-www.EnergyFC.com
-Instagram: @EnergyFC
-Twitter: @EnergyFC
-Facebook: Energy FC

live sporting events, OKC Energy, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Say Hi-O to Rayo

Soccer Field

Oklahoma City’s newest professional soccer team, Rayo OKC, was established in early 2016 and is a part of the North American Soccer League.  Rayo OKC plays at Miller Stadium of Yukon High School. Rayo OKC soccer matches are another great opportunity to get out for the evening in the summer and the fall! Season tickets are available online at www.rayookc.com.

Upcoming Schedule:
-August 7, 3:00 p.m. – Away – vs. New York Cosmos
-August 13, 6:30 p.m. – Away – Indy Eleven
-August 20, 8:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Miami FC
-August 27, 6:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
-September 3, 7:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Minnesota United FC
-September 11, 7:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
-September 14, 8:00 p.m. – Away –vs. FC Edmonton
-September 18, 7:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
-September 24, 6:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
-October 2, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Carolina RailHawks
-October 8, 7:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Miama FC
-October 12, 6:30 p.m. – Away – vs. Carolina RailHawks
-October 16, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Ottawa Fury FC
-October 22, 6:00 p.m. – Away – vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
-October 30, 6:00 p.m. – Home – vs. Indy Eleven

-Twitter: @RayoOKC
-Facebook: Rayo OKC
-www.rayookc.com

live sporting events, Rayo, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Put on those soccer socks

Ready to recapture the form of your youth, or just want to get out for some exercise and friendly competition? —OKC offers plenty of places to get involved in the beautiful game indoors.

Soccer City OKC:

Soccer City OKC is very popular among OKC residents, offering adult leagues throughout the year. Located at 4520 Old Farm Rd., Soccer City hosts coed, women’s and men’s leagues. The adult leagues last eight weeks including one game per week. The days of the games vary depending on each division making the scheduling flexible with a busy work week for players! Soccer City is a great place to go and be active after a work day. There is still time to sign up for the upcoming fall, winter or spring sessions.

Soccer City also offers leagues for youth and children. For more information visit www.soccercityokcity.com

Indoor Soccer Arena

ISA is located at 100 North McCormick. The arena has year-round leagues available to join. If you are looking to play and don’t have a team, this is the place to go. There are several different leagues to choose from with varying dates to accommodate your schedule! Teams include a range from boys and girls under 10 years old to coed over 25 years old and more.

Oklahoma City Sports Center:

Oklahoma City Sports Center is also a great soccer location. Open most week days after 5 p.m. and all day on the weekends, this arena is great for an after work activity. Oklahoma City Sports Center is located at 11100 N. Kelley Avenue.

adult sports, family-friendly, outdoor recreation, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What are we thankful for? Sports

OKC Energy Player [Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

[Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

Crimson and Cream, Orange and Black, Blue and “Sunset” … no matter what color you pledge alliance to, it has been a year to be thankful for in the Sooner State (or Cowboy Nation). The football teams are making national waves, the Thunder just tipped off an exciting year and our local pro baseball and soccer teams got a taste of deep post-season runs. Check out some recent blog posts if you need a quick refresher on the joy (and sometimes agony) our local teams provide.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder- Injuries derailed an exciting Thunder team last season but a new coach and healthy team (knocking on all the wood in the world) has this looking like a year we won’t soon forget.
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers- The Dodgers wrapped up their inaugural season in OKC with a division title.
  • Oklahoma City Energy- In just two short years OKC’s soccer team has already developed a rabid fan base. The fan base was rewarded with a great season as the Energy advanced to the Western Conference finals.
  • Oklahoma City Blue- The Blue are starting their second season in Oklahoma City and the games are a great place to get a preview of future NBA talent.
  • Oklahoma Sooners- The Sooners have one of the most storied football programs in the country and are looking to add to their impressive trophy case this season. The basketball team is also nationally ranked to start the season.
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys- The Cowboys are in the winningest era in the program’s history. OSU will play OU this weekend with a potential conference championship on the line.
  • Small-College Football- The Sooners and Cowboys are not the only local colleges who play big-time football.
college, Dodgers, football, OKC Energy, soccer, Thunder, baseball, basketball
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Use your energy to cheer the Energy’s playoff run

OKC Energy Player [Photo Credit: OKC Energy]

Led by head coach Jimmy Nielsen (AKA The White Puma), the Energy have had the best regular season campaign in their short history, and now look toward the 2015 USL playoffs! The Energy will end the season in 2nd place in the Western Conference. So yeah, it’s playoff time in OKC! The Energy charged themselves into a first-round playoff bye, and will host a second-round match at Taft Stadium on Sunday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. against the winner of one of the first-round matchups (#3 seed vs. #6 seed). Final seeds will be determined tonight with the conclusion of the Sacramento vs. Orange County match.

 

If you haven’t seen a match in person yet, it’s definitely going a great time to break the seal on that deal and experience the ball-kicking Energy action yourself. More info can be found at www.energyfc.com. Get out to historic Taft Stadium and support your Energy!

 [Photo Credits: OKC Energy]

OKC Energy, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Make Your Breaks

Ahh, Christmastime. Snow, lights, Santa, candy canes, carols, and fudge. Mmm, fudge... Sorry. We just really like fudge. Anyway, for you parents out there, all this merriment can mean maybe just a little too much time with your little snow angels now that they’re out of school for a while. But before you go taking numerous nips from the nog in an attempt to deal, check out some of the winter break options to keep those kiddos from being cooped up in the house too much over the holidays.

  • Thunder Youth Basketball Camp – fundamentals and fun for all skill levels. December 29 & 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., ages 5-16. An alternative to playing ball in the house!
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center – camps include instruction in different mediums / skills depending on age (5-8 or 9-12). December 18-19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Let ‘em create art here instead of their bedroom walls.
  • OKC Zoo Safari Day Camps – ages 4-12 can hit the zoo December 30, 31 and January 19. Kids will connect with animals and nature instead of your last nerve. Advance registration and payment required.
  • Holiday Magic Drama Camp at NW Optimist Park – campers sing, dance and learn some classic holiday numbers culminating in a family performance. December 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 405-297-1437 for more info ($50 per camper). Now they can be dramatic about something other than that present they won’t shut up about.
  • Soccer City Winter Break Camp – let your kids get their kicks by taking out their frustrations on a soccer ball instead of the furniture and/or their siblings. Ages 4-15 are welcome and will be divided among age, ability and flopping potential (kidding!). December 22-24 and 29-31.
  • Santa’s Adventures at RIVERSPORT – not really a camp per se, but the Rudolph Launch, Candy Cane Rock Wall, Snow Bounce and more are open for riverside fun from 1 – 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through January 4th. Note that this includes the SandRidge Santa Zip, where you drop a wrapped package into a chimney target as you fly down the zip line. Picture that for a second, and just try to tell us it doesn’t sound AWESOME.

What camps are we missing in our list? Let us know in the comments and we’ll get it added!

Oklahoma River, soccer, theater, zoo, arts and culture, basketball, camps, kids
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAL

If you’re a fan of futbol (that’s soccer for you Americans), then you’ve come to the right place. Not only is OKC now home to its very own USL Pro soccer team, OKC Energy, but we’re an all-around very soccer-enthusiastic community.

Don’t miss the start of the OKC Energy’s first season in OKC. The first home game is Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now.

Help your little one get in the game by signing them up for the Oklahoma City Parks Department’s 2014 Spring Youth Soccer Leagues. Registration ends March 7 and the season starts on April 12. Download a registration brochure.

youth sports, family-friendly, live sporting events, OKC Energy, outdoor recreation, soccer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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