DETROIT, MI – With its first full professional men’s season and inaugural women’s season inching closer, Detroit City Football Club today announced its first-ever television deal with WMYD, TV20 Detroit.
Starting with its men’s home opener at Keyworth Stadium on Saturday, March 21, a total of 12 Detroit City FC men’s and women’s home matches will be broadcast locally over the air and in high definition on TV20.
Detroit City FC matches on TV20 Detroit will be made possible thanks to a presenting partnership of the broadcasts by Stroh’s. The broadcasts will highlight Detroit’s iconic beer brand whose logo will be on the back of DCFC’s men’s and women’s 2020 jerseys.
The club’s first television deal comes at the start of its highly anticipated 2020 season and its fifth season at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Mich.
“Soccer is a growing sport and a favorite of so many families in the communities we serve,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ and WMYD vice president and general manager. “We’re proud to partner with the Detroit City Football Club to bring this exciting sport to Detroit area viewers. The Detroit City Football Club has a passionate following in Metro Detroit and we’re happy to help grow this great sport through expanded television coverage.”
”It’s the perfect next step for our first full professional season, and TV20 Detroit is a great partner that is also focused on serving everyone in our community,” said DCFC co-owner Alex Wright. “Be it at Keyworth Stadium or in the comforts of home, we want DCFC to be the most accessible pro sports team in town. It feels great to know that Detroit City FC broadcasts will be available to anyone in our area with a TV set.”
The club recently announced its men’s spring schedule, featuring seven home matches at Keyworth Stadium. Kickoff times for the men’s spring matches to be broadcast on TV20 are as follows:
Men’s Spring matches to be broadcast:
Saturday, March 21 vs. Oakland Roots, 3 PM
Saturday, April 11 vs. Chattanooga FC, 3 PM
Saturday, May 30 vs. California United, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 13 vs. Stumptown (Charlotte), 7:30 PM
See the full men’s spring schedule here.
The Detroit City FC women’s team will begin play in United Women’s Soccer (UWS) – the second division of women’s soccer – in May. The 2020 women’s schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
All men’s and women’s home matches will be streamed live on mycujoo.tv and detcityfc.com. Since the club began streaming home matches in 2015, fans from more than 100 countries have tuned in to watch DCFC.
Detroit City FC will host a season kickoff party on Friday, February 21 at its indoor facility, Detroit City Fieldhouse (3401 E Lafayette St) to feature a testimonial match for two longtime City greats Seb Harris and Dave Edwardson, which kicks off at 7 PM. The event is free to the public and runs from 6-9 PM.
Season tickets for the 2020 season are still available at tickets.detcityfc.com, and grant entry to all regular season men’s spring and fall matches and women’s matches at Keyworth Stadium in 2020.
ABOUT DETROIT CITY FC
Founded in 2012, Detroit City FC has established itself as one of the most talked about soccer teams in North America. The club’s motto, Passion for Our City, Passion for the Game, evokes the three ideas the grassroots organization was built upon: to satisfy the demand for soccer in downtown Detroit, represent the city in a positive light, and build community through the beautiful game. Learn more at detcityfc.com.