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Detroit City FC welcomes Liga MX's Atlas FC on Saturday

09/03/2019, 8:45am EDT
By Detroit City FC

Detroit City FC is set to host Fútbol Club Atlas of Mexico’s Liga MX for an international friendly match at Keyworth Stadium on Saturday, September 7.

The international match is presented by DTE Energy. Kickoff for the match is set for 7:30 PM ET.

Tickets for DCFC vs. Atlas FC are going fast. Get yours now at tickets.detcityfc.com

All 2019 season tickets grant admission to Saturday's international friendly. 

Before kickoff on Saturday, DCFC is hosting its first cornhole tournament in partnership with Michigan Cornhole! Bags fly at 4 PM at Keyworth Stadium. Registration includes a ticket to the match. There will be drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) & food available at the event. Register to play before it's too late.

The friendly marks the second Liga MX team to visit Keyworth in 2019. Earlier this season, the club hosted FC Juarez for its 2019 International Series match presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions on July 10.

Based in Guadalajara, Atlas FC was founded in 1916 and is managed by Leandro Cufré. Atlas currently plays in the Estadio Jalisco, which is the third largest stadium in Mexico and was constructed on January 31, 1960. Atlas FC currently sits in sixth place in the 2019 Apertura table, and the club will be bringing its first team to Keyworth on Saturday. 

Atlas FC boasts one of the largest and most passionate fan bases in Mexico, affectionately referred to as the La Fiel, or “the Faithful.”

“Last summer we had the pleasure of bringing the first Liga MX team to Michigan in over 40 years, and the response from the community was overwhelming with a sold-out crowd,” DCFC CEO Sean Mann said. “This year we’re excited to bring a historic club like Atlas FC to Detroit, especially with so many members of the local Mexican community also hailing from the state of Jalisco.”

"We are always looking forward to bringing our brand to different cities in the United States, where we know that there are many red-black fans,” said Atlas FC Sports Director Ignacio Hierro. “For us, our visit to Detroit is important, not only for this friendly match but also in order to establish formal relationships beyond just sports. I am sure that we will have a great first friendly match against Detroit City FC.”

Detroit City FC would like to thank Futbol Marketing Group for helping make this match a reality.

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