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Detroit City FC Returns to Action

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Le Rouge says ticket sales are ahead of last year’s pace.

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Detroit City Football Club‘s average home attendance last season was 5,225 fans per game. That’s more than most double- and single-A minor league baseball teams. 2017 promises to be another strong year for the side fans call “Le Rouge”. 

We topped out at 7,200 last year for a match, really exceeding all but the most wild expectations,” says co-owner Alex Wright. 

City renovated Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck last year, but Wright says the 80-year-old venue still needs some updates. The team plays its first home game on May 6, a friendly match against Dayton Dynamo. Le Rouge starts the 2017 slate on April 15 with an exhibition contest at Saginaw Valley State University.

The slate includes a friendly against Glentoran FC of Northern Ireland, a team which once played in Detroit. 

Click on the audio player to hear Alex Wright’s conversation with WDET’s Pat Batcheller.


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Pat Batcheller, Senior News Editor

Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.

pbatcheller@wdet.org Follow @patbwdet

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