Detroit City FC has set aside an allotment of free tickets for each home match in March and April for fans with baseball season tickets and/or Opening Day tickets, the club announced Tuesday after MLB could not come to an agreement earlier in the day to end its lockout.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred canceled 2022 Opening Day and announced games will be lost to a labor dispute for the first time since 1995.
“A sports town is only as strong as its traditions, and opening day is the biggest tradition in Detroit sports,” DCFC co-owner Alex Wright said in a statement. “This year, families and friends are missing out, yet we are powerless to do anything about it. In response, DCFC offers a new tradition: make one of our home matches your Opening Day this spring. All fans have to do is show they have baseball season tickets or home opener tickets, and we will show them the most electrifying and affordable sporting event in town is still open for business. Memories shouldn’t have to wait for baseball to sort itself out.”
Anyone with Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day tickets or season tickets can call the DCFC ticketing office at 313-634-DCFC. The Tigers were scheduled to open their home schedule vs. the Chicago White Sox on April 8 at Comerica Park. They were set to begin the year on the road March 31-April 3 in Seattle.
Until the allotment of free tickets lasts, eligible Tigers fans can select any of DCFC’s first six home matches at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck: March 19, March 26, April 2, April 5, April 15 and April 30.
Season tickets for DCFC start at $150 and cover both men’s and women’s matches at Keyworth Stadium.
The men’s club opens its debut season in the USL Championship on March 12 at San Antonio FC. The women begin play in May.
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