The owners of the USL Championship's OKC Energy FC are among those backing a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium that was proposed to Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt on Thursday, according to The Oklahoman.
The proposal for the new venue, which would likely cost nearly $100 million between construction and land acquisition, could be voted on as part of the MAPS 4 ballot.
Energy FC Partner Tim McLaughlin also hopes to see the city partner with his non-profit Fields and Futures in an attempt to add more soccer fields to Wheeler Park. The club's initiative aims to both grow the game in the community and bring in visitors for league play and larger youth tournaments.
“I’ve witnessed soccer fields transform communities by inspiring young athletes and bringing neighbors together over a common interest,” McLaughlin told The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer. “MAPS 4 is Oklahoma City’s chance to do this on a major scale.”
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