Earlier this week, Oklahoma’s two professional soccer franchises, Energy FC and FC Tulsa, made their return to regular season play in an in-state rivalry match on ESPN 2.

Although the “Black Gold Derby” was a slower-paced match that ended in a 1-1 tie, it was still exciting enough to bring in the most international views of a United Soccer League re-opening weekend match on Youtube.

With thousands of viewers in the U.S. and another 9,000 tuning in from around the globe, Taft Stadium and its surrounding facilities built by Fields & Futures and other community partners were given a rare global spotlight.

Fields & Futures facilities sitting next to Taft Stadium, where FC Tulsa vs Energy FC played on ESPN.

Back in 2015, Fields & Futures completed a softball and practice field for Taft Middle School as well as a modern futsal/basketball court.

Five years later, the world is catching a glimpse of just how well we maintain our promise to manage and care for the facilities we build.

Matches like these further the development of the soccer culture in Oklahoma City, offering prime opportunities for the world to see the wonderful work being done in Oklahoma City to ensure the future plays here.

If you didn’t have a chance to glimpse our state-of-the-art facilities during the recent rivalry match on ESPN 2, you can always follow us on Instagram or watch this awesome drone footage captured by Ricardo Ulloa!

And of course, you can make a trip to Oklahoma City for a professional, socially-distanced soccer match.

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