Oklahoma City’s entry into America League came in 1982. T. Boone Pickens was the primary investor for the team and played a major role in getting the team not only to the America League, but also in them going from League 4 (5th Division) all the way to the Premier League in just 6 seasons! As his personal wealth grew, the team's payroll grew with it and they've been able to bring some of the world's best to Oklahoma City.
Pickens sold his controlling share to the fans in 1996 which lead to a number of changes including a new logo and color changes. The team is now one of a handful of teams in the league to be majority owned by the fans.
Oklahoma's badge is based off a dream catcher from Native American culture which plays a big role in Oklahoma's history. An old school soccer ball is the main element (used because it looked more like strings than a traditional ball) with 5 feathers hanging down which represent the 5 major supporters’ groups for OKC Soccer. The team's colors are taken from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
The kits utilize diagonal pinstripes which starts off close together and gets further apart as it goes down the jersey. The pattern continues on the socks. Primary is all maroon while the change is white/maroon/white. The fans sing “Do You Realize” by local band The Flaming Lips after victories, so the song title is printed on the inside neck of the home uniforms.
Location: Oklahoma City, OK / Nickname: None / Stadium: Oklahoma Park / Founded: 1982