(WMYD) — WMYD-TV20 Detroit will air several Detroit City FC matches this season as part of a new partnership, announced this week. The partnership is DCFC's first-ever television deal.
Beginning with the home opener at Keyworth Stadium on March 21, TV20 Detroit will 12 Detroit City FC men's and women's home matches over the air and in high definition.
Le Rouge is in its first professional season with the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) and its fifth at the historic Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.
“Soccer is a growing sport and a favorite of so many families in the communities we serve,” WXYZ and WMYD Vice President & General Manager Mike Murri said. “We’re proud to partner with the Detroit City Football Club to bring this exciting sport to Detroit area viewers. The Detroit City Football Club has a passionate following in metro Detroit and we’re happy to help grow this great sport through expanded television coverage.”
”It’s the perfect next step for our first full professional season, and TV20 Detroit is a great partner that is also focused on serving everyone in our community,” DCFC co-owner Alex Wright added. “Be it at Keyworth Stadium or in the comforts of home, we want DCFC to be the most accessible pro sports team in town. It feels great to know that Detroit City FC broadcasts will be available to anyone in our area with a TV set.”
Le Rouge kicks off the NISA spring schedule in California in February before the home opener on March 21. The entire spring broadcast schedule on TV20 Detroit is below.
– Saturday March 21 vs. Oakland Roots at 3 p.m.
– Saturday, April 11 vs. Chattanooga FC at 3 p.m.
– Saturday, May 30 vs. California United at 7:30 p.m.
– Saturday, June 13 vs. Sumptown (Charlotte) at 7:30 p.m.
There will also be a season kickoff party on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Detroit City Fieldhouse to unveil 2020 jerseys and a new title sponsor for the season. The free event is open to all ages from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will have a testimonial match between two City greats.
DCFC also announced the first-ever women's team which will compete in United Women's Soccer this season.