MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Happy match day!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Tickets can be purchased at the match, but it’s better to get them in advance
The march to the match begins one hour before kickoff
It will be loud
It will be smoky (many supporters bring bandanas or scarves to cover their mouths and noses)
There will be swearing
Be prepared to stand for the full 90 (our players don’t get a rest, so we don’t take one either)
Don’t be an asshole
NEW COVID GUIDELINES FOR MATCH DAY
Detroit City FC match days are going to look and feel quite a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Until further notice, the following procedures will be in place at Keyworth Stadium:
The march to the match has been suspended: Supporters are still encouraged to hang out pre-match at local businesses like Fowling Warehouse, but due to the new guidelines around stadium entrance times, the march will not go on.
Staggered entrance times into Keyworth: All tickets come with a specified entry time into the stadium to avoid crowding at the gates. Times are allotted in 15 minute increments starting an hour before match time and going right up until kickoff.
Reserved seating: All seating will be reserved, including in the supporters section. If you bought a standing room only ticket in the supporters section, that’s where you will be for the entirety of the game. The same goes for other reserved areas of the stadium.
Socially distanced supporting: Supporters will not be packed into Keyworth like normal. All supporters, including those in the standing room supporters section, will be required to wear masks and remain with their “bubble” of folks with whom they came (groups no larger than six), a safe distance from other groups. There will be ushers in the stands to enforce these policies.
We want everyone to stay safe and healthy while having fun and supporting City. This won’t be the match day we remember and love, but the more we work together — mask up, stay safe and get vaccinated if and when you can — the faster we’ll all be arm in arm supporting City again.
GETTING TO THE MATCH
Keyworth Stadium can be found at 3201 Roosevelt St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Although most supporters drive to the stadium, there are many other options available:
Lyft to Keyworth
Gameday Codes: 25% off a ride, up to $5. Valid for 4 hours prior and 4 hours post each home game. The Game Day Promo Codes will be for travel within a three mile radius of Keyworth Stadium (3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck, MI 48212).
Flat Fare Codes for Clubhouse: Pay a fixed fare of $7.50 (plus any amount over $25) for a ride from the Fieldhouse to the Stadium or from the Stadium to the Fieldhouse on home game days. Valid for 2 rides, from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM on home game days. Pickup and drop-off must be within the coverage area.
Pick-Up Drop-Off: For the 2019 season Lyft and DCFC have developed a new streamlined pick-up and drop-off system that will ensure quicker drop-offs and little to no-wait times after games.
Bike to Keyworth
The Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Valet is available for supporters who ride their bikes to the stadium. The valet will park and secure your bike for free during the match. The Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Valet an be found inside the main entrance next to the first aid tent.
There is a shuttle from McShane’s Bar in Corktown to Keyworth that leaves 60 and 30 minutes prior to each home match. McShane’s offers free, secure parking in their lot across from the bar on Michigan Avenue. McShane’s can be found at 1460 Michigan Avenue in Corktown.
Although there are options for parking on the street near the stadium, there are two options for secure parking:
The Fowling Warehouse is free, but limited and first-come, first-served. The Fowling Warehouse can be found at 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48212
There is very limited parking at Veteran’s Park, which is only be available to Gold Card holders. Handicapped parking is also available at Veteran’s Park.
Street parking is free and available in limited quantities.
Free, non-secured parking is available at the strip mall (O’Reilly Auto Parts, Michigan Secretary of State) at the corner of Holbrook and Joseph Campau. Please be careful crossing Joseph Campau, as it can get very busy.
Many supporters pre-game at the Fowling Warehouse, from which the march to the stadium departs. The Fowling Warehouse can be found at 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48212.
There are many local bars worth visiting within walking distance of Keyworth Stadium, including the New Dodge, Motor City Sports Bar, Bumbo’s and the Painted Lady — as well as the Detroit City Clubhouse and Trixie’s Bar (where a percentage of sales on match days goes to the NGS smoke and tifo fund) within a short drive.
If the bar isn’t your thing, the amazing restaurants in Hamtramck are too numerous to count. From Polish food to Arabic and everything in between, it’s hard to find a bad meal in the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium.
If you’d rather get over to Keyworth and get settled in before the game, a host of food trucks and beer tents are available when the gates open two hours prior to kickoff. The food truck lineup can change each game, so check the Detroit City FC Twitter or Facebook accounts for details on who will be there on a given day.
DUE TO COVID-19 POLICIES SURROUNDING ENTRY TIMES TO THE STADIUM, THE MARCH TO THE MATCH HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
The march leaves the Fowling Warehouse one hour before kickoff. Supporters who pre-game at other bars are encouraged to join the march at the corner of Jacob and Conant streets 30 minutes prior to the match, where supporters will gather prior to marching into the stadium.
The Fowling Warehouse can be found at 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48212.
The home of Detroit City Football Club, Keyworth Stadium can be found at 3201 Roosevelt St., Hamtramck, MI 48212.
The stadium was built in 1936 as part of the Works Progress Administration and was opened by then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It also played host to then-Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy, who made a campaign stop there in 1960. The stadium is owned by Hamtramck Public Schools and in addition to being the home of DCFC, plays host to football and soccer games for Hamtramck High School.
In 2015-2016, Detroit City FC undertook a crowd-based investment program, raising $741,250 to renovate the stadium from the club’s supporters.
Visitors to the stadium enter at the main gate, at the corner of Roosevelt St. and Gallagher Ave.
The supporters section is on the east side of the stadium (opposite the entrance gate and press box). Everyone is more than welcome to join the Northern Guard Supporters in that section, just please understand that you should expect the following:
- It will be loud
- It will be smoky (many supporters bring bandanas or scarves to cover their mouths and noses)
- It will be vulgar (if swearing bothers you, the supporter section may not be the place for you)
- Be prepared to stand for the full 90 (our players don’t get a rest, so we don’t take one, either)
- Have fun
- Don’t be an asshole
Trixie’s Bar is the official Northern Guard Supporters post-match gathering spot after all DCFC home matches. Whether you’re a member of NGS or not, all are welcome to come drink, eat and hang out.
In addition to great food and drink specials, we often have raffles for special, one-of-a-kind NGS merch at the post-match celebration.
A percentage of all DCFC match day sales at Trixie’s goes to the Northern Guard smoke and tifo fund. Come out and have a good time while helping us to create the best atmosphere in American soccer.
Trixie’s can be found at 2656 Carpenter Road in Hamtramck.
On most match days, Northern Guard merch can be purchased at one of two merchandise stands:
- Fowling Warehouse parking lot – 3901 Christopher St, Hamtramck, MI 48211
- Keyworth Stadium gates – Directly outside the stadium gates on Roosevelt St.
If either of the stands will not be open, an announcement will be made on the NGS twitter account (@ngsmerch) prior to the match.
All merch stands accept cash and most major credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/American Express).
Detroit City FC team merchandise can be purchased inside the stadium.
The Rouge Rovers travel like no other group in American soccer. We invade our opponent’s home and make it our own and leave it forever changed. For details on away days, follow us on Twitter at @NGSDetroit or keep an eye on our events page at noonelikes.us/events
We typically will have a pre-match gathering place announced a week or so before the match (usually a nearby bar). We also ask that you adhere to all local laws and stadium policies. Oftentimes the rules at other stadiums are different than those at Keyworth Stadium. We will try to communicate those policies before the match to avoid any confusion.
More information can be found on the club page at detcityfc.com/keyworth-stadium-guide
If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us either on social media or on our contact page.
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