Photo by Mike Houck courtesy OU Athletics

It’s the perfect time (and temperature!) to enjoy some outdoor sporting events in Oklahoma.

Baseball and softball rule the May calendar. At Tulsa’s ONEOK Field, watch the Drillers play America’s favorite pastime on May 1-5, 14-19, 27 and 29-31. In OKC, the Oklahoma City Baseball Club (formerly the OKC Dodgers) play at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark May 1-5 and 21-26.

There’s plenty of collegiate games in May. The Sooners and the Cowboys play baseball at home – L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman and O’Brate Stadium in Stillwater, respectively – on May 10-12. And you can catch the reigning champs, the OU Sooners softball team, at home on Love’s Field May 3-5. If you’re missing the Cowgirls, worry not –the Big 12 Softball Championships return to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex from May 8-11 in OKC. 

But more sports than baseball and softball take center stage. Visit Tulsa’s BOK Center for Tulsa Oilers football on May 3, and return May 11 for Bulls, Bands and Barrels – offering bull riding, barrel racing and live music. At Expo Square, watch the OKRVA regional volleyball championships on May 3-5 and the Breeder’s Invitational May 11-25. At the OKC Fairgrounds, you won’t want to miss the 24th Annual Cowboys of Color Rodeo on May 4 and the Route 66 Morgan Classic Horse Show on May 23-25.

Around the state, other sporting events to enjoy include the Special Olympics Summer Games, May 15-17 at Stillwater High School; the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, May 24-26 at Will Rogers Stampede Arena in Claremore; and the Twister City Roller Derby Bout, May 18 t Edmond’s Arctic Edge Ice Arena.

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