By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
OKC Energy FC recently revealed plans Dec. 5 for a state-of-the-art training facility at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, after the professional soccer team received approval from the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Construction of the multi-field facility will be funded through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families program launched in 2011.
“The Health and Wellness Campus is a unique and healthy option for children and families to enjoy,” said Ted Haynes, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, in a statement. “We are proud to support this project and we look forward to seeing the continued development of the sports fields with Energy FC.”
The 54-acre, 60,000-square-foot Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus opened in 2013 at 2600 N.E. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City, with the purpose of improving the health and well-being of city and county residents. The new campus will serve as Energy FC’s main training base, and will also host official functions with stakeholders and soccer camps. The soccer team will partner with the OKC County Health Department and BCBSOK to organize physical activities and provide clinics for the local youth.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Energy FC to further extend its reach into the fabric of Oklahoma City,” said Jason Hawkins, Energy FC general manager. “The Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus is a perfect fit for the continued growth of our soccer club.”
Energy FC’s facility is slated for completion by summer 2015.
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