Detroit City Football Club Wants You to Be a Part of the Team

By: Scott Davis | August 7, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Detroit City Football Club.

The Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) has a rabid fanbase that always fills Keyworth Stadium on match days, and while they aren’t able to do that this year, they are able to do something even more historic.

On July 30, DCFC invited fans to not only have an emotional investment in their local football club but a financial one as well. The public is now able to purchase a stake in DCFC making fans a partial owner of the club. Fans are able to purchase units starting at $125 and various tiers can lead to perks such as a scarf, season tickets for life and even on-field suites.

The inability to have fans at the matches has hurt the club financially, but co-owner Sean Mann said fans have been asking for this for some time and felt this was the time to launch this campaign. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, as there is currently a waitlist to actually purchase units, a sign of how dedicated the DCFC fanbase really is.

“It has been humbling, heartwarming and a complete validation for what we’ve been doing. We don’t take for granted that it’s not the greatest economic moment, so to have the community rally around the organization means a lot to us,” Mann said.

The funds raised by this campaign will go towards improvements on Keyworth Stadium, club resources and help the club stay on stable footing during this time. Although the club is competing in matches, the lack of fans has hurt the club this season. They are hoping to welcome fans in a safe environment in 2021, but campaigns like this really help the club stay afloat. 

“We can’t project when things will return back to normal, but this makes sure the club has a stable future in an unstable landscape right now,” Mann said.

The first-ever season for the women’s club wrapped up at the end of July, while the men’s club is still competing through the end of September. The men’s team will face Chattanooga FC at Keyworth Stadium on Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. You can find more information on how to stream that match, along with other upcoming matches, on the club’s official website.

Also, head over to the club’s website for more details on how you can buy a stake in DCFC and be a part of the club’s future.