Flipping The Pitch – A Roustabouts Community Service Project

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The Tulsa Roustabouts, the official supporters group of the Tulsa Roughnecks FC men’s soccer team, are partnering with YWCA Tulsa and the Roughnecks to revitalize two disused baseball fields at 17th Street and Memorial Drive. This service project, called “Flipping the Pitch,” will begin in September and turn the lot into two or three community soccer fields, or “pitches.”

Owned by YWCA Tulsa, the baseball fields have gone unused for several years and become overgrown with brush, and are now in need of major repair. Volunteers from the Roustabouts will start clearing the lot next month to prepare for the development of the pitches.

“Part of the mission of the Roustabouts supporters group is to promote youth soccer, so we are excited to come together with our team and the YWCA to bring new, safe fields to the Tulsa community,” said Zach Easdon, president of the Tulsa Roustabouts.

Phase I of the project will include clearing out overgrown plants and trees along the property line and fencing, repairing and painting several sets of bleachers, cleaning and painting an existing concession stand, and moving in at least one permanent set of soccer goal posts. Phase II will consist of moving existing light poles to allow for two full-length soccer pitches. Goal posts and nets will be finalized, and the concession stand will also be made operable.

The Roughnecks will donate sod previously used for matches at ONEOK Field to be placed on the new pitches. The pitches are anticipated to be completed by the end of October, then they will be open to the public for anytime use. The YWCA will manage the upkeep of the fields following completion, and the Roughnecks plan to organize a free youth soccer clinic soon after.

Hit The Road with the Tulsa Roustabouts

At Roustabouts HQ we’ve started putting some plans together for some of the closer away matches. St. Louis, San Antonio and Kansas City are all up within the next month and we want as many Roustabouts as possible to get involved and get out to these matches. Below we have details for the upcoming away matches, but the full list of planned trips can be found on our Facebook page when you click the link below.

Click here for our full list of upcoming events


STLFC and the St. Louligans are excited for the Tulsa Roustabouts to come visit for the St. Louis vs. Tulsa match on April 16.

Travel/Transit

Due to the distance and the late travel times involved, we are not organizing busing for this trip. You will need to drive yourself or find people to carpool with.

Pre-Match Activities

The St. Louligans have offered to let the Tulsa Roustabouts tailgate with them, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets

Use the button below and then enter promo code 83United (not case sensitive) to redeem the away supporters group offer. The ticket offer is for General Admission, in the designated away supporters section (section 18).

STFLC – Roustabouts Group Section Tickets (Link Removed)

Saint Louis Away Day Facebook Event


SAFC and the Crocketeers are also really stoked for the Tulsa Roustabouts to come visit for the San Antonio FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC match on April 30.

Travel/Transit

Due to the distance and the late travel times involved, we are not organizing busing for this trip. You will need to drive yourself or find people to carpool with.

Pre-Match Activities

The supporters in San Antonio have been really communicative with us about our trip down there. Really great peeps. They’re offering food and beer to us to tailgate with them before the match.

Tickets

Use the button below and then enter promo code TULSA to get tickets with the Tulsa Roustabouts in a disocunted section. This link will expire NINE days from now, so act quickly!

San Antonio – Roustabouts Group Section Tickets (Link Removed)

San Antonio Away Day Facebook Event


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We’re really stoked for a great weekend in Kansas City. The Tulsa Roughnecks FC will be coming into Swope Park with revenge in mind and we’ll be there to cheer them on.

Travel/Transit

We surveyed members about this weekend and decided against organized travel due to some people wishing to stay longer than others. You will need to drive yourself or find people to carpool with.

Pre-Match Activities

Friday: For anyone traveling down early there is a FCKC (women’s league – NWSL) match that evening at 7:30pm. They play at Swope Park as well and tickets are really cheap. Tickets are not available yet but we shouldn’t have to worry about sitting together.

Saturday:
@11:00am – Boulevard Tour: Anyone that wants to join us for a 40 min tour and a few free drinks at the end please let Jacob Will know.  It is free but we will have to get tickets early that morning and Jacob has offered to handle that.

After Tour / Lunch: Whenever the tour is finished and we have had a fill of good brews lunch is on your own but anyone that wants to join can walk down the street to a terrific place called Empanada Madness. It is a well known spot for great authentic food that is cheap and delicious. The street has a few really good Mexican options if we want to look at another spot, but we should find something within walking distance if we want to stick together.

@3:00pm – FootGolf: That’s right, we said FootGolf and it gets even better.  The golf course that has this is attached to Swope Park so we are literally right next door. We can have groups of up to 6 teeing off every 5 minutes. You can do a round of golf in less than 2 hours which would put us at tailgating at 5. If we need to push the tee time up a half hour we’re sure we can do that. Jacob Will will need to know a head count for this, so please let him know if you plan to come. 18 holes is $12 and if you don’t bring a ball its another $3.  No dress code except you can’t wear your cleats. There will be a prize for best male and female scores.

@5:00pm – Tailgate at Swope Park: More details to come

Tickets

Use the button below and then enter promo code TULSA to get tickets with the Tulsa Roustabouts in a discounted section. This link will expire NINE days from now, so act quickly!

Below is the ticket link for this match. Don’t worry about the rows and seat #. It’s basically GA. Code is: 16Roustabouts

Swope Park Rangers – Roustabouts Group Section Tickets (Link Removed)

MLS Sunday Match

The day after Swope Park Rangers and the Tulsa Roughnecks FC play, Swope’s parent club Sporting Kansas City are taking on Orlando City SC at 2:30 p.m.

@Noon: For those who are going, we’re going to tailgate before the match. Bring out whatever you want and remember drivers to keep it chill since most of you are driving back to Tulsa after the match.

SKC Tickets
As some members already have affiliations with groups like KC Cauldron and South Stands SC and have exclusive access to get tickets to those sections, we are not organizing a group ticket buy for this match. Tickets for the match are available online (Link Removed).

Kansas City Away Weekend Facebook Event

Tulsa Roustabouts & TYPros present: Roughnecks “Meat” & Greet

The Tulsa Roustabouts & Tulsa’s Young Professionals are excited to host the first Tulsa Roughnecks meet and greet of 2016 at Venue Shrine on March 9th at 6 p.m. This free event is open to all soccer fans (Note: venue is 21+) and this event is your opportunity to come meet the new and returning players for the 2016 Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

Burn Co. will have some amazing BBQ that will be first come first serve so get there early and a cash bar will also be available. Everything kicks off at 6:00 with a short program and introduction of the team to follow.

We will have a pop-up merchandise booth selling both Tulsa Roughneck FC gear and Roustabout memberships available for purchase along with the ability to sign up for season tickets if you have not already done so. 2016 supporters season tickets are $120. Believe us, the season ticket package is well worth it!

With players beginning to arrive for preseason only a few days before, we need to show the players why Tulsa is going to be the best soccer team in the world to play for!

Meat & Greet 2016
Cost: Free
Where: Venue Shrine at 18th & Boston (21+ only)
When: March 9th @ 6:00 p.m.
Tulsa Roustabouts memberships will be on sale and available for pickup

The Preseason Bar Crawl

It’s preseason for Tulsa Roughnecks FC fans and that means it’s time to get back into regular season form. Join us Friday, February 26 for a night of bar crawling and camraderie as we all dig out our Roughneck gear and scarves and go from bar-to-bar chanting, cheering and having a good time.

Who: You, of course! And all other Tulsa soccer fans!
When: Friday, February 26, starting at 7:00 p.m. and going until we’re done
Where: We’re starting at Inner Circle on Main Street
Planned Stops:

Joining late? Follow @TRoustabouts on Twitter to find out what bar we’re at and join us.

We’ll also have a limited number of 2016 Tulsa Roustabouts membership kits available for pickup. Not a member yet? Join today at www.TulsaRoustabouts.com/join

Don’t Drive Drunk! Make a Plan!

The Tulsa Roustabouts like to have a lot of fun, but it’s only fun when we have a plan to get home safe and not drive drunk. If you’re planning on attending and drinking, make sure you have a plan to get home safely. I you feel you are impaired, call a friend, a taxi, or an Uber or Lyft. Our final stop of the night, Caz’s Pub, is also a partner with Missy’s Keys4cabs. If you feel impaired, you can also ask a bartender at Caz’s about the Missy’s Keys for Cabs program and you could recieve a free taxi ride (restrictions apply).

Playoffs On The Line

With only two matches left to earn points, the Roughnecks head to Sacramento

Sacramento Republic FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Bonney Field, Sacramento, California
Kickoff @ 10:00 p.m. (CDT)
Watch Party: Empire Bar (21+)
YouTube Stream: Click Here

Watch Party

Empire Bar will host the official watch party for the match against Sac. Republic with the game being streamed live starting at 10:00PM.  The party is open to fans ages 21 and over. Empire is located 1516 S. Peoria Avenue.

 

Back to Texas Against AzTex

Join us Saturday at Lefty’s on Greenwood for the game and a raffle

Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs. Austin AzTex
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 in Austin, TX
Kickoff @ 7:30 p.m. CDT
Local Watch Party at Lefty’s on Greenwood
YouTube Stream: Click Here

Watch Party

Lefty’s on Greenwood will host the official watch party for the match with the match being streamed live starting at 7:30. The watch party will be family friendly and open to fans of all ages. Lefty’s on Greenwood is located across the street from ONEOK Field at Archer and Greenwood.

Raffle for Relief

In support of relief efforts in the Austin area, we will be raffling off a Zach Loyd signed jersey, a Roughnecks FC practice jersey signed by the team, and an inaugural Roustabouts scarf. Tickets will be $1 each. Proceeds will go to Central Texas Red Cross to help those affected by the flooding in Austin.


Our Inaugural Scarves Are Back!

scarfBy popular request we’re doing a reorder of our first ever scarf.

To get in on the scarf order, click here.

Supplies are limited, and this time when we run out, we’ll be out for good. Own a piece of Tulsa soccer history for just $20 (members pay $15).

The Rivalry on the Road

OKC Energy FC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Oklahoma City, OK
Kickoff @ 7:00 p.m. CDT
YouTube Stream: Click Here

Tickets

We’ve talked to the Energy’s front office and they’re putting us in Section 8 on the east side. As a group, our rate will be $15 per ticket (down from $20 normally). Click here to order your tickets today.

Note: This ticket link is for ALL fans, not just members, and is open to anyone who wants to join us even if they are not joining us for other activities

Swag Up Before You Roll Out

The team shop will be open at 2 p.m. before the Caravan rolls out of town. Stop by (enter through the Suite Entrance on Elgin) and get the team’s new summer-weight scar. Members get a discount at Black Gold Outfitters when they show their member cards.

Caravan to OKC

Since this is at a middle school, we decided an old-school carpool was in order. The caravan will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the north-east end of Lot A at OSU Tulsa (look for Roughneck flags) and will load up and leave at 3:00 p.m. Come gassed up and ready to go. We’ll have maps, directions and a limited number of Roughnecks vehicle decals for anybody who needs them.

Tailgate at Taft Stadium

Starting around 4:30 p.m., we are planning on tailgating at Taft Stadium in the same parking lot as The Grid, but not too close to them. Look for Roughnecks flags and tents. Roustabout leadership will grill hot dogs and have chips, sodas, and bottles of water for members. B.Y.O.B.

Note: If anything changes, we will announce it on Twitter and Facebook.

Parking

OKCParkingThe parking situation for Energy FC is going to be a bit of a pain. Our best advice is to bring plenty of cash. We’ve created a map to help you understand.

Click here to download our parking map

REMINDER: Please do not park in spaces designated for local businesses and watch for City of Oklahoma City parking notices in area neighborhoods. Definitely do not park at the nearby Walgreens (We’ve heard of Energy fans being ticketed/towed).

From the Energy FC Website: Fans without a parking permit for Taft Stadium or Northwest Classen High School are encouraged to park at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and use the shuttle service. Parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is at your own risk and you are subject to towing in accordance with City of Oklahoma City posted signs.

Shuttle service is $1 per person / each way (so bring $2 per person!). The shuttle runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Have more questions? We’d love to answer them.
Send your Derby Weekend questions to: okcsucks@tulsaroustabouts.com
Or send us a direct message on Twitter: @troustabouts


We’ve updated our chant sheet!

Print a new copy with some new Energy FC specific chants before you head down to OKC!

Click here for the new chant sheet

To bring a little piece of home with us, we’re going to sign “Livin’ on Tulsa Time” before the match starts.

Click here to print a lyrics sheet


Our Inaugural Scarves Are Back!

scarfBy popular request we’re doing a reorder of our first ever scarf.

To get in on the scarf order, click here.

Supplies are limited, and this time when we run out, we’ll be out for good. Own a piece of Tulsa soccer history for just $20 (members pay $15).
Pre-Order a Roustabouts Inaugural Scarf Today!

Midweek Madness for the Open Cup

Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs. Seacoast United Phantoms
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hurricane Soccer Stadium
(University of Tulsa)
  • Kickoff @ 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Roustabouts Pre-Game at Maxxwell’s @ 5:00 p.m.
  • March to the Match (from Maxxwell’s) @ 6:15 p.m.
  • Tickets ($5 GA or Standing): Click Here or In-Person
  • YouTube Stream: TBA, check our Twitter

Pre-Game Party Details

The Roustabouts will meetup at Maxxwell’s Restauarant on 11th Street, just a brief walk from the stadium before the game for food and drinks. We have not reserved any tables and the restaurant has not been informed of our plans so seating and availability may be limited. At 6:15, the Roustabouts will lead the march to the match from Maxxwell’s.

Tonight: U.S. Open Cup

Our Tulsa Roughnecks are participating in the 102nd edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Roughnecks are hosting PDL side Seacoast United tonight as part of the cup’s second round. If Tulsa wins this match, and OKC Energy FC win theirs, the Roughnecks could face a rematch of the Oklahoma Derby at home on May 27.

Roughnecks’ season ticket holders will receive tickets to this second round match at no charge as part of their season ticket plans. Other fans will be able to purchase tickets for $5 each. All tickets will be general admission for the grandstand and for standing areas on the track. Seating and standing areas will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Season ticket holders will need to pick up their tickets in person at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office. They will also be available for pick up on the night of the match at the TU Soccer and Track Stadium. However, the team is advising that the tickets be picked up prior to the night of the match.

Roughs Ready on the Road

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Kickoff @ 6:30 p.m. CDT (7:30 p.m. EDT)
Local Watch Party at Lefty’s On Greenwood

YouTube Stream: Click Here

Watch Party Details
Lefty’s on Greenwood is hosting the official watch party for the match with Louisville City FC with the game being shown live at 6:30 p.m.. Lefty’s is located on the corner of Greenwood and Archer, next to ONEOK Field. Adult drink specials will be offered, but Lefty’s is also a family-friendly restaurant.