FC Tulsa to Play April Preseason Friendly against Austin Bold FC
TULSA - FC Tulsa matchdays are returning in front of the fans at ONEOK Field on Saturday, April 17. On Friday morning, the club announced an official preseason match against USL Championship foe Austin Bold FC. Kickoff on April 17 will mark the first outdoor pro sports event in Tulsa during the 2021 calendar year.
"We couldn't be more excited to re-introduce pro sports at ONEOK Field to Tulsa in 2021," said FC Tulsa president James Cannon. "Anyone that has followed our offseason signing announcements knows that our 2021 roster is the most talented this franchise has ever built. Our fans will be in for a show each time we take the pitch, starting on April 17."
Austin Bold FC will be a familiar opponent to FC Tulsa fans after the clubs met three times during the 2020 season and fought for the final Western Conference Group D playoff spot leading into the final week of the regular season. While the three matches between the teams ended in draws, FC Tulsa got the better of Bold FC in the standings with a season-ending 3-match winning streak and clinching a 2020 USL Championship playoff berth.
"It's very important to find quality opponents before the season starts," said FC Tulsa head coach Michael Nsien. "We need to be constantly challenging ourselves to see areas of improvement and finalize starters. Austin is a great opponent to measure ourselves as to where we are on April 17th. They have been competitive in their first few years in the league, and last year we saw three draws and a playoff race all the way down to the wire. I look forward to that match as I enjoy competing with the coaching staff they have there in Austin, and I have a lot of respect for what they have done."
The match will be included in all 2021 Season Ticket Memberships. Tickets will appear in current Season Ticket Member accounts in the weeks leading up to the match. Single match tickets will be put on sale at a later date. Fans will be able to access their digital tickets to all FC Tulsa matches through the Official FC Tulsa App, available on the App Store and Google Play Store, or through FCTulsa.com/tickets.
More information about the preseason match, including kickoff time and local broadcast details, will be announced at a later date.
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