A guide to the 2019 Detroit City FC season
Boys in Rouge play at Keyworth Stadium
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The 2019 Detroit City Football Club season kicked off last weekend with an away game before this weekend's home opener.
The Boys in Rouge will take on Kalamazoo FC at Hamtramck's Keyworth Stadium on May 19.
This year is the team's first season playing in the National Premier Soccer League Founders Cup, which adds extra games in the late summer and early fall following the regular season.
How to get tickets
Home game tickets can be purchased online or at the gate at Keyworth Stadium. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for general admission.
There are also gold admission tickets, which allow access to the GOLD section for $20 and VIP tickets, which include on-field seating, food and drinks. VIP tickets are $50.
Tickets go on sale 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Season tickets are also available. Click here for more information about season ticket packages.
March to the Match
Detroit City FC fans celebrate game days with a march filled with smoke, chanting, singing and drumming to Keyworth Stadium.
Fans meet at the Fowling Warehouse at 3901 Christopher St. 60 minutes prior to kickoff and march to the stadium.
Stadium food and drink
Match days feature an array of local food and drink options, including food trucks and locally brewed beers.
The selections change, but fans can expect to see eateries such as Royal Kabob, Slow's 2 Go and El Guapo.
Nonalcoholic drink selections include Rip It Energy, Absopure water and Faygo, while Michigan-made alcohol options include Axle Brewing Co., Blake's Hard Cider Co., Stroh's, Detroit City Distillery and Brew Detroit.
Before and after games, fans can enjoy food and drinks at the City Clubhouse at 3401 E. Lafayette St. in Detroit. The Clubhouse is offering buy one, get one free pies during every matchday -- including away games.
Fans can park at Veterans Park at Joseph Campau and Dan Street. Parking costs $10, cash only, for non-Gold Card holders. The lot opens at 4 p.m.
Parking is free at the Hamtramck Town Center Shopping Center near Joseph Campau and Holbrook avenues.
McShane's Pub in Corktown offers a matchday shuttle. The shuttle leaves from 1460 Michigan Ave. in Detroit 60 minutes and 30 minutes prior to matches.
Handicapped-accessible parking is available in a grass lot next to the stadium's east entrance. Fans who need handicapped-accessible parking are asked to email email@example.com.
Other important information
Outside food and drinks are prohibited. Empty water bottles can be brought into the stadium.
Coolers and large umbrellas are not allowed. Small umbrellas that don't have a metal tip are allowed.
Only small cameras that can fit inside a small bag are allowed. Large cameras and lenses, as well as tripods, are prohibited.
Bags are allowed but all bags are subject to being searched.
Pets are prohibited inside the stadium.
2019 NPSL regular season schedule (home games are bolded):
Sunday, May 12 -- Michigan Stars
Sunday, May 19 -- Kalamazoo FC
Friday, May 24 -- AFC Ann Arbor
Monday, May 27 -- FC Indiana
Sunday, June 2 -- FC Columbus
Friday, June 7 -- FC Indiana
Sunday, June 9 -- Grand Rapids FC
Friday, June 14 -- Michigan Stars
Sunday, June 16 -- Toledo Villa
Saturday, June 22 -- FC Columbus
Sunday, June 30 -- Toledo Villa
Friday, July 5 -- Grand Rapids FC
Sunday, July 7 -- AFC Ann Arbor
Saturday, July 13 -- Kalamazoo FC
2019 Detroit City FC Founders Cup Schedule (home games are bolded):
Saturday, Aug. 10 -- Miami FC
Saturday, Aug. 17 -- Chattanooga FC
Saturday, Aug. 24 -- Miami United
Saturday, Aug. 31 -- Milwaukee Torrent
Saturday, Sept. 21 -- New York Cosmos
Saturday, Sept. 28 -- Miami FC
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- Chattanooga FC
Saturday, Oct. 12 -- New York Cosmos
Saturday, Oct. 19 -- Miami United
Saturday, Oct. 26 -- Milwaukee Torrent
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