Whether it's donating proceeds from ticket sales to a charity or giving fans the opportunity to invest in the club, Detroit City FC
, the city's popular amateur soccer team, has continually found ways to engage the community. And it will continue doing so with a new development project.
In September 2018, the Detroit City Fieldhouse will open its doors, taking the place of the former practice arena of the Detroit Red Wings.
The 75,000 sq. ft. space will consist of two fields, one open and one boarded, to host more than one game at a time. Both recreational and professional soccer will be allowed in the facility.
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Detroit City FC has signed a five-year lease, according to Crain's Detroit Business
The club has been extremely popular with its fans, attracted up to 5,000 attendees to games. With this new facility, they hope to create lifelong fans of the sport and team. Adults and children will be able to use the facility to hold leagues and practices. Flag football and lacrosse can also be played.
DCFC owners plan to keep prices to rent or play affordable.
There will be spaces for sports-related small businesses to open, allowing people to purchase what they need at the facility. There will be a kitchen and bar as well, so that people can eat during their activities.
The facility will also use energy-efficient lighting and new additions to beautify the former Red Wings ice rink.
The Detroit City Fieldhouse will be located at 3401 E. Lafayette St.