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USL Championship Board of Governors approve a return to play

By FC Tulsa, 06/04/20, 2:15PM CDT

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FC Tulsa Club Statement

TAMPA – Following a USL Championship Board of Governors vote today, FC Tulsa and the rest of the league has been approved to return to play in 2020 with a provisional start date of July 11. Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks about league format, number of matches, broadcast details and end date.

The news comes after a USL Championship delay that has now stretched 84 days since the league suspended the season on March 12.

“We are incredibly excited about a definitive return to play in 2020,” said FC Tulsa president James Cannon. “At FC Tulsa, we were determined to find a route that would allow us to play this season. We’re back.”

In its statement, the USL Championship made clear that the league’s return to play will be conducted in alignment with local and state health and safety guidelines. The league will also remain in conversation with the USL Player’s Association in regards to player health and safety.

FC Tulsa will release information on 2020 tickets soon. To stay tuned to the latest regarding tickets for this season fill out this form.

Fans can join the FC Tulsa Fan Club to stay up to date on all upcoming announcements related to the return to play including a competition format, dates for home matches, broadcast details and other important information on the 2020 season.

USL CHAMPIONSHIP STATEMENT

The USL Championship is pleased to announce its Board of Governors voted on Thursday in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11. While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it's important to note that the league's return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions. 

To USL supporters across the country, we are grateful for your support throughout this process and look forward to being back in action with you all soon.