Controversy surrounding new pro soccer team playing at Yukon High School stadium

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Controversy is surrounding a new professional soccer team based out of Yukon.

Some parents feel the team is taking over their kid’s turf while using school facilities.

Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth is trying to resolve concerns.

He said the partnership with the pro soccer team would benefit students.

Because of state budget cuts, Yukon Schools expect to lose about $2.5 million next year.

Administrators said Rayo OKC will hopefully bring them around $100,000.

Excitement is building over Saturday night’s first ever Rayo OKC game.

Many Yukon soccer parents are thrilled the game will be held on their home field.

"It puts soccer more on the map for us so yea definitely we're excited," Jason Noreen said.

"It's good business for Yukon. I think it's a positive aspect. For the school, I think it's great too," Hillary Crowell said.

However, others do not share that same sentiment and are taking to social media to explain why.

One woman wrote, “I am all for progress, but this sounds like we are putting our kids second.”

She also wrote, “kids and their sports are being kicked out from the Yukon school fields, indoor facilities and the high school stadium.”

Simeroth argues that is not true.

In fact, he said students are getting to play on new turf bought by Rayo OKC.

"We talked with the owner and the general manager and we were very clear if this is not installed where our kids can practice on Thursday on it before the game Friday. You have to take it up because our kids are practicing. Because our kids come first," Simeroth said.

Another concern is Rayo signs will take away the Miller identity.

"By no means was it ever intended to say hey this is ours now,” said Eric Newendorp, Rayo OKC general manager. “We're borrowing it, but we need it to feel like it's our home while we're here.”

Beer will be sold during the Rayo games, and that is also a concern for some parents.

The school wants to clarify that it is not selling the drinks. The alcohol will be sold to a third party hired by Rayo OKC.

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