Detroit City FC today announced it will open preseason play in preparation for its 2017 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) campaign with exhibition matches against two in-state collegiate programs.
DCFC will open its preseason at Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m., and will then visit Lawrence Tech University on Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m.
The preseason exhibition matches are open to the general public.
At SVSU, admission will be $7 per person at the gate, with free admission for children under five years old.
At LTU, admission will be $5 at the gate, with free admission for children aged five and under.
Parking will be free for both preseason matches.
Saginaw Valley State plays its home matches at Braddock Field located at 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI.
Lawrence Tech plays its home matches at the LTU Athletic Field in Southfield, MI. LTU will provide supporters with a free shuttle to and from the pitch on matchday. The shuttle starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 4:30 p.m., and it will pick up supporters in parking lots H and G. Parking information and maps can be found here.
City will conclude its preseason slate at Keyworth Stadium on Saturday, May 6 when it hosts Dayton Dynamo at 7:30 p.m.
DCFC has close ties with SVSU, with several City players playing collegiate soccer for the Cardinals. In 2016, Le Rouge rostered nine SVSU players.
LTU was named DCFC's Official University Partner in 2016, and in 2017, City will hold its training sessions at LTU.
Following the conclusion of City's preseason, DCFC will begin its NPSL regular season campaign at Keyworth against Milwaukee Torrent on Friday, May 12. Kickoff for the home NPSL opener is set for 7:30 p.m.
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