Detroit City FC and the Flint City Bucks today announced a preseason friendly at Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium on Saturday, May 4.
Kickoff for the match in Flint is set for 7 PM ET.
This will be Detroit City FC’s first trip north of Oakland County to play the Bucks. The two teams have previously faced each other in first-round US Open Cup matches in Hamtramck, Pontiac and Rochester, MI, with the most recent meeting resulting in City advancing on penalty kicks in 2018.
The preseason friendly will be DCFC’s final preseason match before its historic 2019 campaign kicks off, which will include a NPSL regular season as well as the inaugural Founders Cup. Le Rouge’s eighth regular season NPSL season begins May 12 on the road against the Michigan Stars, and its first-ever Founders Cup match is set for August 10 at Miami FC.
"We have a lot of respect for the Bucks organization and a place in our hearts for the city of Flint,” DCFC CEO Sean Mann said. “Based on our recent match-ups against the Bucks, we're looking forward to a competitive match as a final tune-up before our historic 2019 campaign."
“We are very excited to host Detroit City at Atwood Stadium,” Flint City Bucks President Costa Papista said. “We welcome DCFC and their passionate fanbase to celebrate an early Cinco de Mayo party with us prior to the match. We expect it to be a great game and atmosphere featuring two of Michigan’s finest soccer organizations.”
Tickets for the Bucks vs. DCFC preseason friendly match are $15/reserved, $10/GA and $5/youth 12-under. Children 2-under are free.
Tickets will go on sale online at flintcitybucks.com in the coming weeks or on matchday at Atwood Stadium up to two hours prior to kickoff.