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Roughnecks Host OKC Wednesday in Black Gold Derby

By Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 08/04/18, 3:30PM CDT

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MATCH PREVIEW
Wednesday, August 8
vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC
Kickoff – 7:30 p.m. at ONEOK Field

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC will host the third and final edition of the Black Gold Derby for the 2018 regular season when it takes on the Oklahoma City Energy on Wednesday, August 8.  It will be Bark in the Park Night and Buck Night at ONEOK Field with kickoff for the match scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in downtown Tulsa. 

Fans are invited to bring their dogs, with proper rabies vaccination records, and enjoy the match on the grass berms or in the Busch Terrace.  In addition, fans will be able to enjoy $1 soft drinks, hot dogs and beers as part of the Buck Night promotion.

Wednesday’s match will determine the winner of this season’s Black Gold Derby between the state rivals.  The Roughnecks will need a victory as Oklahoma City claimed a 1-0, season-opening win on March 17, and the two sides battled to a 1-1 draw in Tulsa on May 26.

The game marks the second of three straight home matches for the Roughnecks.  On Saturday, August 11, TRFC will close out the stretch by hosting Colorado Springs.

The Roughnecks have gone 1-1-3 since Michael Nsien took over as head coach.  Tulsa has yet to lose at home under Nsien, going 1-0-2 in three previous matches at ONEOK Field.

TRFC played to a 1-1 home draw with Fresno in its last outing and has now played a franchise record 10 draws this season, second-most in the USL.

Tickets for Wednesday’s Black Gold Derby are available online by clicking HERE, over the telephone at (918) 744-5901 or in person at the stadium ticket office. Youth players who wear their team’s jersey can obtain any level ticket in the seating bowl or on the grass berm for just $5.

Fans in Tulsa who are unable to attend this weekend’s matches can still watch the action live on Cox YurView channel 1333.

The match will also be streamed live on ESPN+ for fans with a subscription to the service.

 

Wednesday, August 8 . . . vs. OKC Energy in the Black Gold Derby – Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. (Stadium Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.)
BARK IN THE PARK / BUCK NIGHT
Presented by City of Tulsa Save Our Streams, City Vet Hospital, Tulsa’s Channel 8 and AM 1430 & 1300 The Buzz

The Roughnecks take on their state rivals at ONEOK Field in the third edition of the 2018 Black Gold Derby.  It will be a Bark in the Park with fans invited to bring their dogs to the match and enjoy the action from the grass berms.  Dogs can enter through the Arvest or Oil Derrick Entrances and must have proof of proper rabies vaccinations. 

It will also be a Buck Night with hot dogs and soft drinks on sale for only $1 each and draft beers available for only $1 per serving for fans ages 21 and over.

 

WHAT’S NEXT

It’s the first of two home matches during the week for the Roughnecks.  They will host Colorado Springs on Saturday, August 11 and it will be Back to School Team Poster Night.

Saturday, August 11 . . . vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks – Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. (Stadium Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.)
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TEAM POSTER GIVEAWAY / OKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTE BLOOD DRIVE
Presented by TPSi, 2 Works for You and 106.9 KHits.

The Roughnecks close out the week by hosting Colorado Springs at ONEOK Field.  The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a full-color 2018 Roughnecks Team Poster that is perfect for autographs! 

In addition, students who have completed the Summer, Library Reading Program through the Tulsa City-County Libraries get free tickets to the match as part of their rewards.  They have also received a coupon that will allow them to buy additional tickets for family members at $2 off normal prices.

Finally, it is the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s annual Blood Drive with Roughnecks fans having the opportunity to donate blood prior to the match.  Fans who make a blood donation will receive two free tickets to the September 15 match against San Antonio FC.