Nicole Boliaux

Tulsa Til I Die


In the old Drillers stadium chipped old paint on the walls show its past as a baseball stadium. Under the green of the Tulsa Athletics there is the blue of the Drillers.

The benches are falling apart in the no longer used dugouts. The overgrown weeds take over sections of the stadium.

The Ultras, the die-hard fans of the Tulsa Athletics, only focus on the action. They spend the hours before the game in the parking lot drinking and chanting.

As the stadium falls apart and the Tulsa Athletics lose their stadium, the Ultras stand by their side.

Chipped paint on the walls of the Driller's Stadium. The Tulsa Athletics will play their last game in the stadium before it is torn down on June 25. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Jimmy Lee Peterson, from Tulsa, waits with the Ultra's, the Tulsa Athletics soccer fans, outside the Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Elijah Winkelman, 11, left, and Michael Foster, 11, watch the Tulsa Athletics game against FC Witchita in the Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
The Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 18, 2016 during their game against Houston Dynamo U23. The Tulsa Athletics will play their last game in the stadium before it is torn down on June 25. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
A broken bench in the Driller's Stadium. The Tulsa Athletics will play their last game in the stadium before it is torn down on June 25. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Members of the Tulsa Athletics soccer team sit on the bench in Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 18, 2016 during their game against Houston Dynamo U23. The Tulsa Athletics will play their last game in the stadium before it is torn down on June
Jimmy Lee Peterson, from Tulsa, does a keg stand outside the Driller's Stadium while tailgating with the Ultra's, the Tulsa Athletics soccer fans, in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Overgrown vines on a fence in the Driller's Stadium. The Tulsa Athletics will play their last game in the stadium before it is torn down on June 25. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Stone Newell plays soccer outside the Driller's Stadium while tailgating with the Ultra's, the Tulsa Athletics soccer fans, in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
John Yeutter, from Talaqua, stands for a portrait while tailgating with the Ultras, fans of the Tulsa Athletics soccer team, outside the Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Tulsa Athletics will play their last game in the stadium be
Members of the Ultra's, the Tulsa Athletics soccer fans, scream cheers outside the Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016 before marching into the stadium. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Will Roop, from Tulsa, adjusts his beard outside the Driller's Stadium while tailgating with the Ultra's, the Tulsa Athletics soccer fans, in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Tulsa Athletics game against FC Witchita in the Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
Tulsa Athletics game against FC Witchita in the Driller's Stadium in Tulsa on Saturday, June 25, 2016. .NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World
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