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Fans enjoy first win for Union Omaha

Posted at 10:30 PM, Aug 01, 2020

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Union Omaha takes to the pitch in the first major sporting event since March in the metro.

Five years in the making, professional soccer is in Omaha.

A rain delay of more than an hour didn’t stop fans from cheering on the newest team in the metro.

About 2,400 fans were at Werner Park Saturday night. That was the capacity with adhering to health department guidelines.

Fans had to wear a mask on the concourse, there were hand sanitizer stations all over, distancing markers for lines, and no draft beer, fountain pop, or popcorn.

“We’re not an essential business but we are essential in the healing and the mental health to a degree for fans to get out and do something, albeit safely,” said Martie Cordaro, President of Union Omaha.

The Owls beat the North Texas Football Club 1-0 on Saturday, picking up three league points in the process. Their record is now 1-0-1.

Union Omaha’s next home game is on Wednesday, August 19.