TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Athletic announced its 2019 NPSL regular season schedule with 10 matches on the slate for the Heartland Conference campaign.
The five-match home schedule includes three Sunday contests and two Saturday matches. All five home matches will be played at Veterans Park in midtown Tulsa with 2 p.m. start times.
“We are very excited to release the 2019 Heartland Conference schedule for the club. Our fans can start making their plans for another outstanding and enjoyable season at Veterans Park. Feedback from our fans is always important to us as a club, and the desire to have some parties in the park on some Saturdays was what we heard the most from our fans,” Daniel DeVore, Interim GM of the Tulsa Athletic, said. “Moving the matches off Mother’s Day and Hop Jam is a win-win situation for our fans and the local community. Plus, we will still have most of our home contests on Sunday Funday.”
The 2019 regular season begins on Sunday, May 5 when the Athletic play host to the Little Rock Rangers for the second straight season opener at Veterans Park. Tulsa defeated Little Rock, 6-1, in the 2018 season opener at Veterans Park in the NPSL National Game of the Week.
“The wait to get back to the park for year two has been long for everybody in the front office,” DeVore said. “To say we are excited to start off the season with a giant Cinco de Mayo Party against Little Rock is an understatement.”
The contest is the first of three straight home matches for the Tulsa Athletic to start the 2019 NPSL season. After Little Rock, Tulsa plays back-to-back Saturday afternoon matches against FC Wichita and Ozark FC. The Athletic take on Wichita on May 11 at 2 p.m. and end the three-match home stretch with Ozark on May 18 at 2 p.m.
The first road trip of the 2019 season for the Athletic is at FC Wichita on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Stryker Sports Complete in Wichita, Kan.
After the trip to Wichita, Tulsa returns to Veterans Park to clash with Club Athletico Saint Louis on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
The Athletic then travel for three straight contests. Tulsa goes to Little Rock on Saturday, June 8 to play the Rangers at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. One week later, the Athletic take on Demize NPSL in Springfield Mo. on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tulsa concludes the road trip at Ozark FC on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Har-Bar High School in Springdale, Ark.
Tulsa comes back home for the regular season home finale against Demize NPSL on Sunday, June 30.
The NPSL regular season ends for the Athletic on Saturday, July 6 with a trip to Club Atletico Saint Louis. Start time is set for 7 p.m. in Eureka, Mo.
2019 Season Ticket Memberships are now on sale with three different levels available for the 2019 home schedule at Veteran’s Park. Buy your season tickets today at www.tulsaathletic.com.
Veterans Park is located at 1811 S. Boulder Park, Tulsa, OK.
2019 Tulsa Athletic NPSL Heartland Conference Schedule
Sunday, May 5 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Little Rock Rangers – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Saturday, May 11 – Tulsa Athletic vs. FC Wichita – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Saturday, May 18 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Ozark FC – 2 p.m. - Veterans Park
Saturday, May 25 – Tulsa Athletic at FC Wichita – 7:30 p.m. – Stryker Sports Complex (2999 N. Greenwich Rd., Wichita, KS)
Sunday, June 2 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Club Athletico Saint Louis – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Saturday, June 8 – Tulsa Athletic at Little Rock Rangers – 7 p.m. – War Memorial Stadium (1 Stadium Dr., Little Rock, AR)
Saturday, June 15 – Tulsa Athletic at Demize NPSL – 7:30 p.m. – Lake Country Soccer Cooper Stadium (2334 E. Pythian Dr., Springfield, MO)
Wednesday, June 19 – Tulsa Athletic at Ozark FC – 7:30 p.m. – Har-Ber High School (300 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR)
Sunday, June 30 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Demize NPSL – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Saturday, July 6 – Tulsa Athletic at Club Atletico Saint Louis – 7 p.m. – United Sports Legacy Training Center (102 Williams Rd., Eureka, MO)
The top four teams in the Heartland Conference regular season standings will advance to the conference playoffs.
Conference Semifinals: Wednesday, July 10 – No. 4 seed at No. 1 seed and No. 3 seed at No. 2 seed
Conference Finals: Saturday July 13 – highest remaining seed hosts
The winner of the Heartland Conference will face the winner of the Lone Star Conference on Tuesday, July 16 with the higher seed hosting.