DETROIT, Michigan - Detroit City Football Club and the National Independent Soccer Association announced Wednesday the 2021 spring season format, culminating in a championship match at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck on July 3.
“We are excited to play for a league championship at our home stadium,” said Detroit City FC’s CEO Sean Mann. “As the 2021 roster continues to take shape, we look forward to getting the spring kicked off with the hope of supporters being able to return safely to Keyworth.”
The regular season kicks off on May 1 with each club playing eight matches - four home and four away - throughout May and June.
The table winner from the regular season will secure a spot in the postseason, which will feature a semifinal and final at Keyworth Stadium on June 30 and July 3, respectively.
The spring opens for Le Rouge’s men’s side and NISA with a single-location tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from April 13-25. The tournament will consist of three groups composed of three clubs each. The winner of the tournament will secure the second semifinal berth.
As the fall champion, Detroit City FC has already claimed a place in July 3’s final at Keyworth.
It is expected that a reduced capacity will be allowed at Chattanooga’s W. Max Finley Stadium for the season’s opening tournament. Attendance for the regular season will be determined by each club based on their state guidelines.
Making their NISA debut this spring will be the Maryland Bobcats. Additionally, San Diego 1904 and Stumptown Athletic return to action after sitting out 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Detroit City FC men’s side reports to training on March 1.
Broadcast, streaming, and ticketing information will be announced at a later date.
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 Detroit, represent the city in a positive light, and build community through the beautiful game.
The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs alike. For more information about NISA visit NISAOfficial.com or contact at email@example.com. Follow NISA On Twitter @NISALeague and on Instagram @nisasoccer.