If there’s one thing Metro Detroiters are passionate about (besides cars), it’s sports. And if you’re a soccer fan, you know the meaning of true passion.
The Detroit City Football Club was founded three years ago, and has garnered a diehard legion of fans since it began in 2012. The Detroit City FC, as it is better known, is a member of the National Premier Soccer League, and all home games are played at Detroit’s Cass Tech High School.
Your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are the first ever title sponsor of Detroit City FC, and as such, the front of players’ home and away jerseys are emblazoned with the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers logo for the 2015 season. Additionally, the partnership will introduce new programs this season including online streaming of home games and youth clinics this summer.
“We have been waiting for the right partner: one that would make a splash, that was based in Detroit and that our supporters and community had a connection to,” Alex Wright, one of five owners of Detroit City FC, said. “Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers was just the partner we were looking for. It’s a great fit because the relationship is about more than a logo on a jersey or in a program. For example, we are working together to promote the game, by conducting soccer clinics all across Metro Detroit.”
The club’s motto is “Passion for Our City, Passion for the Game,” and Detroit City FC brings that saying to life on and off the field.
“Detroit and the sport of soccer have always been a good match, at times they have both been counted out or scoffed at, but to the people that give them a chance, they find out it was well worth it,” Wright said. “I think my favorite part about being a part of Detroit City FC is that the club has won over so many fans, and reignited the passion of many others.”
For more on Detroit City FC, and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
(This article was originally published on staging.chevydetroit.flywheelsites.com on May 5, 2015. Click here for the full version).