Flint City Bucks to kickoff inaugural season in May

FLINT, Michigan — The Flint City Bucks inaugural season will kick off in their new home at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Flint’s historic Atwood Stadium.

The Bucks will face Detroit City FC in the preseason game. This is Detroit’s final season in the National Premier Soccer League before entering a new national league in the fall. 

“We are very excited to host Detroit City at Atwood Stadium,” said Costa Papista, team president. “We welcome DCFC and their passionate fan base to celebrate an early Cinco de Mayo party with us prior to the match. We expect it to be a great game and atmosphere featuring two of Michigan’s finest soccer organizations.”

The Bucks will go on to host the first match of the Michigan Milk Cup — a single elimination tournament featuring 12 Michigan-based teams on May 11. The tournament is a lead up to the championship game in July. 

The Bucks’ official home opener is May 18 against West Virginia (Charleston) Alliance FC.  All Saturday night Flint City Bucks home matches kickoff at 7 p.m. 

Although the Flint City Bucks soccer is a new team, the franchise itself is not. Hailing from Pontiac, the franchise record is the most successful in the history of the Premier Development League, which is now known as USL League Two. 

Season tickets start at $85 and are on sale now by visiting www.flintcitybucks.com/seasontickets. The match vs. Detroit City FC is included in the Bucks season ticket package.  

Individual ticket sales for all Atwood Stadium matches go on sale March 29, available online and at Flint Prints in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel Building in downtown Flint. Ticket prices are $15/reserved, $10/GA and $5/youth 12-under. Children 2-under/free.  

Tickets also can be purchased on game day at Atwood Stadium, up to two hours prior to kickoff.

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