Detroit City Football Club is opening their indoor multi-sport center to the public in October of this year. The Detroit City Fieldhouse will be a 750,000 square foot facility located in the former City Sports Center ice rink at 3401 East Lafayette Street on the city’s near east side by Mt Elliott Cemetery. The ice rink center used to host Red Wing’s practices but will now contain two soccer fields capable of accommodating soccer, ultimate frisbee, baseball, lacrosse, and football matches.
The fieldhouse will also have a clubhouse bar overlooking the fields with plenty of food, drinks, and televisions for sports fans. Detroit City Futbol League registration is now open for co-ed, women’s, men’s and youth leagues starting in October.
Detroit City FC, a semi-pro team playing in the National Premier Soccer League, has enjoyed international fame since its inception in 2012 due to its rabid fan base. This season DCFC hosted Hamburg, Germany’s St. Pauli FC, Mexico’s Club Necaxa, and Italian Serie A’s Frosinone Calcio. The club has been planning to turn professional for a couple of years and will hope its strong reputation can prove helpful in this pursuit.
In a press release from January, DCFC co-owner and Detroit City Futbol League founder Sean Mann said, “We’re very excited for this next chapter for our organization, and for soccer in this city. Just as we envisioned the DCFL being more than a recreational soccer league, and Detroit City FC being more than a minor league soccer club, we believe the Fieldhouse can be more than just an indoor soccer facility. We envision a welcoming space that is the safest and most affordable soccer facility in the region, and also serves as a hub for healthier and more active lifestyles in the city.”
Hiring for the fieldhouse’s restaurant/bar manager is open now.