Detroit City FC

Discussion in 'Detroit' started by stos313, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wow...still pretty impressive:

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sp...ty-fc-spearheads-stadium-renovation/76593970/

    In one month, they’ve already raised nearly $250,000 from more than 125 investors, putting their goal well within reach. The ownership group won’t gain access to that money until they’ve passed the $400,000 mark, but the club, which has seen its annual revenue triple in four seasons, from $170,000 to an estimated $520,000 in 2015, will use its own reserves to begin construction soon.
     
  2. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if they come in short... i think someone will make up the difference, whether its DCFC funds, or a white knight from somewhere... it will be cool to see how the revived stadium helps the neighborhood... and potentially the bars and restaruants around the stadium..
     
  3. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    Detroit City FC is the epitome of cool (I'm wasted right now, but I stand by every word I type).
     
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  4. MUTINYFAN

    MUTINYFAN Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Orlando
    What is cool? picking a recycled team name like "City" and nicknaming yourself "Le Rouge". Sounds like a bunch of soccer nerds or hipsters with no identity trying to be British or foreign. I don't think we will see this team in MLS probably NASL.
     
  5. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    Says the d-bag with the username of a laughable team name that doesn't exist anymore.
     
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  6. MUTINYFAN

    MUTINYFAN Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Orlando
    Bah! At least we had originality.
     
  7. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mutiny was a league owned team that couldnt find an owner.... that eventually was put to the sword by the league it self.... if that's originality... you can have it... Tampa Bay was given a top flight team in a market that supported soccer in the NASL heydays... you guys had your chance and chose not to support it. so the league pulled the plug. Detroit has started from D4 status, is trying to finance their own stadium, and is hearing whispers of people wanting them to go to the 2nd level (NASL) of soccer in the states... their ownership has made connections with FC United of Manchester for a game this summer in Detroit in their new stadium, and fans of the Portland Timbers want DCFC to play in their annual spring tournament based on how well the club is supported. the club is named Le Rouge harkening back to the french roots of Detroit, so they arnt TRYING to be foreign, they are embracing the city's french roots...

    BAH!

    yeah, thats all pretty hipster and without merit....
     
  8. MUTINYFAN

    MUTINYFAN Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Orlando
    BAH and more BAH! I won't support your team. They should bring back the Detroit Express to NASL not Detroit City. The Express actually had decent attendance, not Cosmos like, but it was decent.
     
  9. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ? The Detroit Express lasted 3 seasons and folded 35 years ago. Plus it sounds like a minor league name.
     
  11. MUTINYFAN

    MUTINYFAN Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Orlando
    Which is what Detroit City is. Also the Express had decent attendance much more than you guys.
     
  12. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But the Express wasn't, they were D1. Being top flight was probably a contributing factor, they also played in the 80,000 seat Silverdome. Detroit City plays in a 7000 seat stadium and is going supporters through grassroot efforts. Not everything need to be nostalgic, somethings need to stay in the past.
     
  13. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looks like Detroit City FC will have a couple new rivalries.
    AFC Ann Arbor

    and Kalamazoo FC


    and Grand Rapids FC

    I like how AFC Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids FC were created at the grass roots level as community founded projects.

    Edit: Anybody interested in getting a team going in Jackson?
     
  14. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    Port Huron FC? :whistling:
     
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  15. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I-94 Cup for Jackson... Jackson Jailbirds?
     
  16. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Detroit City FC‏@DetroitCityFC 2h2 hours ago
    We did it. We reached $400K, allowing us to move forward with Keyworth Stadium renovations
     
  17. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    Excellent! :thumbsup:
     
  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Co-owner Sean Mann was just interviewed and while he admitted that they've been approached there is no agreement yet on being included in the MLS plans:

    http://www.wjr.com/paulwsmith/
     
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    considering all the effort and exploration DCFC has put into the detroit soccer market, it would be a damn shame if the DCFC owners are not involved in this MLS team... hopefully the big money boys "buy" the DCFC club, infuse it with money, and have a big name MLS club with the original ideals of the DCFC owners and supporters.
     
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  22. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Datderfranny

    Datderfranny Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was there! They definitely weren't prepared for 7000+ people, although I'm not sure why. They had to figure on at least 6k. Whomever is in charge of the math behind number of concessions stands and port-a-jons needs a new calculator. Still a good time, though.
     
  24. Blong

    Blong Member+

    Oct 29, 2002
    Midwest, the real one.
    Why does it look like 1/4 of the stands are tarped off?
     
  25. Datderfranny

    Datderfranny Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They were. I think they're still repairing/renovating those areas. That's just a guess though. When it's completely finished, I think the capacity is supposed to be over 10,000.

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