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OKC new major league soccer team, ‘Energy’, coming next Spring

OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC is going to be the home of a United Soccer League PRO franchise named, Energy, starting in the spring of 2014.

Prodigal LLC officials announced they are building a soccer specific stadium in Oklahoma City to be the home base of their USL PRO franchise.

Officials said this men’s profession soccer league serves as a springboard to the MLS for athletes.

The company is exploring sites to build the stadium.

“Part of the three-year long process to bring a USL PRO team to Oklahoma City was to explore the opportunity to build a soccer specific stadium in the metro area,” Prodigal CEO Bob Funk, Jr. said.

Funk, Jr. said the early plans for the stadium include seating for 7,000, with the ability to expand to 20,000; the minimum size for a franchise to be considered to earn an expansion team in North America’s best soccer league, Major League Soccer.

Prodigal is working with locally-owned ADG, Inc. to build the stadium.

It is the same group that designed the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Team colors will be green and white.

The full name of the team will be Energy FC which stands for Energy Football Club. Team officials say it means more than an industry it represents a metaphor for Oklahoma City.

Tickets may be reserved by calling (405) 235-KICK.