Detroit City FC is ahead of last season’s pace in season-ticket sales.
Season tickets went on sale Friday, and in the first two hours, the club already sold nearly 300 packages — including several of the new gold-card plans, which include midfield seating for all matches at Hamtramck’s Keyworth Stadium.
Last season, FC’s first at spruced-up Keyworth, the soccer team had planned to cap season-ticket sales at 2,000, but increased that to 2,200 because of demand.
There’s a chance there could be an increase again this year, though FC wants to retain a good chunk of tickets for daily walk-up sales.
“Honestly, we’re still targeting what we think is gonna be the best number increase that also allows for a good among of walkup,” said Alex Wright, one of Detroit City FC’s owners. “Still, we’re trending better than last year at this time.”
This year, FC is offering tiered season-ticket packages — the Gold ($150), which also includes parking, plus the the City Card, which includes general-admission access to most games in Hamtramack and is either $70 or $85, depending on whether you order the package that includes a maroon-and-gold FC scarf.
The Gold package includes access to the international friendly, against Glentoran FC of Belfast, Northern Ireland, on May 27.
The rest of Detroit City FC’s 2017 schedule has yet to be announced.
Detroit FC played 11 matches at Keyworth Stadium in 2016, drawing crowds upward of 7,000.