Football season is here with all the excitement of Sunday barbecues, Friday night tailgating, and long evenings at your favorite sports bars. If you’re new to Oklahoma City, you may find yourself feeling a little lost when it comes to who you should root for. Even though there isn’t a local NFL team, there are plenty of options for football fun. Here’s everything you need to know to get pumped up for football season in OKC.
About the Oklahoma City Bounty Hunters
Oklahoma City is underrepresented in the football sphere, but there is one local team you can root for. The Oklahoma City Bounty Hunters are a pro developmental team. The Bounty Hunters belong to the South Division of the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League. The C.B. Speegle Stadium at Capital City High School hosts the team’s home games.
Your Favorite NFL Team
Oklahoma doesn’t have its own NFL team, so there’s no obvious answer when it comes to who you should root for. However, if you’re looking to fit in at local sports bars, the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular NFL team in the state.
Sooner Spirit in OKC
The University of Oklahoma Sooners are the local pick for college football. With the campus about half an hour from Oklahoma City, it’s no wonder that college football is so popular in the area. You can get to the University of Oklahoma in under 30 minutes from our Springs at May Lakes apartment community. Our Springs at Memorial community is about 45 minutes from campus.
Make sure you show your Sooner spirit by marking your calendar for one of these upcoming home games.
Saturday, October 7 vs. Iowa State
Saturday, October 28 vs. Texas Tech
Saturday, November 11 vs. TCU
Supporting Your High School Teams
Don’t forget to show some love for your youngest OKC football stars. Some other teams you might want to support include the John Marshall High School Bears, Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles, Deer Creek High School Antlers, Westmoore High School Jaguars, Oklahoma Centennial High School Bisons, Douglas High School Trojans and Southeast High School Spartans. Football fans cheer hard for their high school teams here, so indulge your inner teen and head out to a Friday night game.
Who’s your favorite football team? Do you keep your focus on pro games or are you a rabid high school football fan? Share your top teams in the comments section below.