(WXYZ) — Detroit City Football Club and the National Independent Soccer Association announced Thursday plans for the fall 2020 season.
The season will kick off in August, and will feature a regionalized competition with an eastern and western conference. Each club will play two matches – home and away – against every member in the conference.
The season will run from Aug. 8 to Oct. 11, and in late October, a single location tournament will be held to crown a champion.
This is the first professioanl season for DCFC and they played one NISA game before the coronavirus pandemic began.
“Since our spring season was cut short by the Coronavirus Pandemic we’ve been developing plans to return to play,” said Sean Mann, co-owner and CEO of Detroit City FC. “The safety of our players and fans has, and will always dictate when we see the field again, but as conditions improve, it is exciting to start gearing up for a fall season. ”
More details regarding the scheduled will be released in the coming weeks, and the potential for fans to attend the matches will be based on state and local health authorities.
Detroit City FC and NISA continue to adhere with State restrictions and CDC recommendations.
DCFC and United Women’s Soccer are working on a format for a 2020 DCFC women’s season to be released in the near future.