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Tulsa to join USL Pro League in 2015

Official release from USL PRO

USL PRO announced today that an expansion franchise in Tulsa, Oklahoma will join the league for the 2015 season.

The Tulsa Drillers of Minor League Baseball will be majority owners of the new team with Prodigal LLC holding a minority interest in the squad.

The team will play its home games at ONEOK Field, providing the highest level of professional soccer in the city since the Tulsa Roughnecks played their final season in the North American Soccer League in 1984.

"USL PRO is thrilled about the addition of a Tulsa franchise that will feature a strong ownership group, proven executive sports management team, and excellent downtown venue all in a market with a history of support for professional soccer," USL President Tim Holt said.

"In a sport built on rivalries, Tulsa fans will immediately enjoy an intense geographic rivalry with OKC Energy FC on the field, while the two clubs collaborate off the field to grow the sport at all levels throughout the state. This represents another major step in USL PRO's plan for stable and strategic growth into key national markets."

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