Gender balance is coming to the soccer pitch in Hamtramck.
"When Detroit City Football Club colors hit Keyworth Stadium in 2020, it won't just be men stepping out onto the field," Crain's Detroit Business reports.
Club ownership will launch a separate women's team. . . .
The club's new semi-professional team will start spring 2020 in the United Women's Soccer league's Midwest Conference, making it a competitor with local teams Pontiac-based Detroit Sun, AFC Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids FC, Lansing United and Michigan Legends [of Brighton].
The women's team will share Keyworth with the men's team, which is going pro next season.
The new team, to be named DCFC Women, will compete from May through July in a second-division league under the professional National Women's Soccer League.
"We are constantly approached by young girls and parents about wanting to see a women's team here in town," CEO Sean Mann tells Annalise Frank of the business weekly in its new issue. "We're trying to provide the same assets and resources as the men's team."
The men's team tweets this weekend:
Season tickets, on sale here, will be valid at women's regular season home matches and men's home matches.