TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Athletic announced its 2021 NPSL regular season schedule with 10 matches on the slate as Tulsa Athletic returns to action for the first time since 2019 when the green and yellow won the Heartland Conference championship.
The five-match home schedule includes four Sunday contests and one Saturday match. For the third straight season, all five home matches will be played at Veterans Park in midtown Tulsa with 2 p.m. start times.
The revamped Heartland Conference includes three new clubs: Arkansas Wolves (Little Rock, Arkansas), OKC 1889 (Norman, Oklahoma) and Reign FK (Bartlesville, Oklahoma). The three join returning clubs Dallas City FC, Demize NPSL and Tulsa to form the six-club league.
“We are thrilled to release the 2021 Heartland Conference schedule after not having a chance to play a season a year ago,” Daniel DeVore, GM of Tulsa Athletic, said. “The club is looking to continue its momentum after a conference championship season in 2019, and we can’t wait to show our fans another season of high quality NPSL soccer with a fan friendly and unique atmosphere at the Veterans Park.”
The 2021 NPSL regular season starts with four of the first five contests on the road for Tulsa Athletic. The campaign begins with a trip to Heartland Conference newcomer Arkansas Wolves on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Tulsa Athletic continue their road trip at Reign FK on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at OKWU Soccer Complex in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
The green and yellow play their home opener on Sunday, May 16 against in-state rival and NPSL newcomer OKC 1889 at Veterans Park.
Tulsa Athletic go back on the road for a midweek clash at Demize NPSL on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. before ending their stretch of four road contests in five games at Dallas City FC on May 23 at 6 p.m.
The season continues for Tulsa Athletic with three straight home contests at Veterans Park. The homestand starts with Dallas City FC on Sunday, June 6. One week later, Tulsa Athletic plays host to Wolves FC on Sunday, June 13, and the three-game home stretch concludes on Sunday, June 20 when Demize NPSL comes to Veterans Park.
In the final road game of the season, Tulsa Athletic travels to OKC 1889 on Saturday, June 26 for a 7 p.m. contest in Norman, Oklahoma.
And the 2021 regular season ends for the green and yellow with a home match against Reign FK on Saturday, July 10 at Veterans Park.
Veterans Park is located at 1811 S. Boulder Park, Tulsa, OK.
A watch party where all ages are welcome will take place for all away games at The Hunt Club located at 224 N. Main St., Tulsa, OK.
2021 Tulsa Athletic NPSL Heartland Conference Schedule
Saturday, May 1 – Tulsa Athletic at Arkansas Wolves – 6 p.m. – Scott Field (5901 Evergreen St., Little Rock, AR)
Saturday, May 8 – Tulsa Athletic at Reign FK – 7 p.m. – OKWU Soccer Complex (1775 Silver Lake Rd., Bartlesville, OK)
Sunday, May 16 – Tulsa Athletic vs. OKC 1889 - 2 p.m. - Veterans Park
Thursday, May 20 – Tulsa Athletic at Demize NPSL – 7 p.m. – Lake Country Soccer Cooper Stadium (2334 E. Pythian Dr., Springfield, MO)
Sunday, May 23 – Tulsa Athletic at Dallas City FC – 6 p.m. – TBD
Sunday, June 6 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Dallas City FC – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Sunday, June 13 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Wolves FC – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Sunday, June 20 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Demize NPSL – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park
Saturday, June 26 – Tulsa Athletic at OKC 1889 – 7 p.m. – Norman North High School (1809 Stubbeman Ave., Norman, OK)
Saturday, July 10 – Tulsa Athletic vs. Reign FK – 2 p.m. – Veterans Park