Detroit Soccer Tour

28 stops · 3 hrs by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf

Motown's suddenly got a lot going on soccer-wise. 2011 saw the creation of a co-ed citywide Detroit City Futbol League http://detroitcityfutbol.com , followed by an indoor league during the fall and winter, and now a legit minor league soccer team called Le Rouge http://detcityfc.com . This tour points out some of the places where people play along with the neighborhoods represented in the Futbol League. Let's kick some balls, people!

1

Belle Isle Soccer Fields

Belle Isle

Home to the Detroit City Futbol League summer games.

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17.8 km from Belle Isle Soccer Fields to El Chato's Soccerplex
Head northeast on Shadownook St toward Central Ave (69 m)
Turn right onto Central Ave (1.2 km)
Turn left onto Lakeside Dr (0.3 km)
Turn left onto Oakway (1.4 km)
Continue straight onto Riverbank Dr (1.4 km)
Slight right onto Picnic Way (1.0 km)
Picnic Way turns slightly right and becomes E Grand Blvd (0.2 km)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (0.6 km)
Turn right onto Beaufait St (1.4 km)
Turn left onto E Vernor Hwy (1.8 km)
Turn left onto Gratiot Ave (0.3 km)
Slight right onto Fisher Fwy (1.5 km)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (0.4 km)
Keep left to stay on I-75 S (1.1 km)
Take exit 49A toward Rosa Parks Blvd (0.4 km)
Merge onto Fisher W/W Fisher Service Dr/Inter State 75 Srv Rd (0.4 km)
Turn left onto 14th St (0.2 km)
Turn right onto Michigan Ave (2.9 km)
Turn left onto Junction St (0.8 km)
Turn right onto Federal St (0.5 km)
Turn right onto Hammond St
Destination will be on the right
(0.2 km)

2

El Chato's Soccerplex

2800 Hammond

One word, four letters: cray. Inside of this modest Quonset Hut is an indoor soccer thunderdrome from another dimension. High speed human foosball of top shelf DIY caliber.

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3.3 km from El Chato's Soccerplex to Fort Wayne Soccer Fields
Head northwest on Hammond St toward Ranspach St (52 m)
Hammond St turns left and becomes Ranspach St (0.2 km)
Turn left onto Livernois Ave (2.8 km)
Continue straight
Restricted usage road
(0.2 km)

3

Fort Wayne Soccer Fields

6325 West Jefferson

Historic ball kicking.

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24.5 km from Fort Wayne Soccer Fields to Brightmoor Dragons
Head northwest toward W Jefferson Ave
Restricted usage road
(0.2 km)
Turn right onto W Jefferson Ave (0.1 km)
Turn left onto S Dragoon St (0.8 km)
Turn right onto W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (68 m)
Take the Interstate 75 N ramp on the left (0.3 km)
Merge onto I-75 N (1.8 km)
Keep left at the fork to continue on I-96 W, follow signs for Interstate 96 W/U.S. 12 W/Interstate 94 W/Lansing/Michigan Ave (9.8 km)
Keep right at the fork to stay on I-96 W, follow signs for I-96 Local (8.7 km)
Take exit 180 toward Outer Dr (0.4 km)
Merge onto Schoolcraft (0.2 km)
Turn right onto Outer Dr W (1.3 km)
Turn right to stay on Outer Dr W (0.9 km)

4

Brightmoor Dragons

W Outer Drive and Pierson

Winners of the 2011 Detroit City Futbol League Copa tournament.

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22.5 km from Brightmoor Dragons to Brush Park
Head north on Outer Dr W toward Outer Dr W (0.1 km)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Burt Rd (1.4 km)
Turn left onto Schoolcraft (60 m)
Slight right onto I- 96 Service Rd/Jeffries Service Dr (0.8 km)
Slight left onto the Interstate 96 E ramp (0.4 km)
Merge onto I-96 E (12.6 km)
Take exit 190 A toward Port Huron (1.0 km)
Merge onto I-94 E (3.1 km)
Take exit 216A toward Toledo (1.0 km)
Merge onto I-75 S (0.9 km)
Take exit 52 toward Mack Ave (0.3 km)
Merge onto Chrysler Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (0.1 km)
Keep right to stay on Chrysler Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (0.4 km)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Wilkins St (0.5 km)

5

Brush Park

Brush St and Wilkins

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1.2 km from Brush Park to Cass Corridor
Head southeast on Brush St toward Edmund Pl (44 m)
Turn right onto Edmund Pl (0.4 km)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave (0.4 km)
Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (0.3 km)

6

Cass Corridor

Cass and Martin Luther King

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0.2 km from Cass Corridor to Chinatown
Head southeast on Cass Ave toward Stimson St (0.2 km)

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Chinatown

Cass and Peterboro

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2.5 km from Chinatown to Corktown Pheasants
Head northwest on Cass Ave toward Peterboro St (0.2 km)
Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (1.0 km)
Turn left onto Lincoln St (0.1 km)
Turn right onto Sycamore St (0.1 km)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Trumbull Ave (1.1 km)

8

Corktown Pheasants

Michigan and Trumbull

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3.6 km from Corktown Pheasants to Downtown
Head north on Trumbull Ave toward Brooklyn St (0.3 km)
Turn right onto W Fisher Service Dr (33 m)
Take the ramp on the left onto M-10 S (2.6 km)
Continue onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (0.2 km)
Sharp left to stay on Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave
Continue to follow E Jefferson Ave
(0.5 km)

9

Downtown

Woodward and Jefferson

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20.0 km from Downtown to East English Village
Head southwest on W Jefferson Ave toward W Jefferson Srv Rd (39 m)
Keep left to stay on W Jefferson Ave (0.5 km)
Continue onto M-10 N/John C Lodge Fwy (4.0 km)
Take exit 4A to merge onto I-94 E toward Port Huron
Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
(12.2 km)
Take exit 222B for Harper Ave (0.2 km)
Merge onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr E (24 m)
Turn right onto Haverhill St (0.3 km)
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Outer Dr E (0.6 km)
Turn right to stay on Outer Dr E (2.0 km)

10

East English Village

Mack and Outer Dr

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3.1 mi from East English Village to Jefferson East
Head southwest on Mack Ave toward Whittier Rd
Pass by Valvoline Instant Oil Change (on the right)
(2.1 mi)
Turn left onto Conner St (1.1 mi)

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Jefferson East

Jefferson and Conner

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16.2 mi from Jefferson East to Grandmont Rosedale
Head northwest on Conner St toward Kercheval Ave
Pass by McDonald's (on the left in 1.1 mi)
(2.4 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-94 W (6.5 mi)
Take exit 213B for Interstate 96 toward Bridge to Canada/Lansing (0.1 mi)
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-96 W and merge onto I-96 W (3.7 mi)
Keep right at the fork to stay on I-96 W, follow signs for I-96 Local (1.1 mi)
Take exit 185 toward Gd River Ave/Schaefer Hwy (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I- 96 Service Rd/Jeffries Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto W Grand River Ave
Pass by McDonald's (on the right)
(1.9 mi)

12

Grandmont Rosedale

Grandmont Ave and Grand River

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8.0 mi from Grandmont Rosedale to Green Acres
Head northwest on W Grand River Ave toward Abington Ave (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Southfield Rd (0.1 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto M-39 N (2.6 mi)
Take exit 15 for M-102/8 Mile Rd (0.2 mi)
Merge onto Southfield Rd (118 ft)
Keep right to continue toward Eight Mile Rd (0.2 mi)
Slight right onto Eight Mile Rd (0.4 mi)
Keep left to stay on Eight Mile Rd
Pass by Subway Restaurants (on the right in 1.5 mi)
(3.7 mi)
Turn right onto Stratford Rd (0.3 mi)

13

Green Acres

Bloomfield and Stratford

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6.8 mi from Green Acres to Hamtramck
Head north on Stratford Rd toward Norfolk St (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto E 8 Mile Rd/Eight Mile Rd
Continue to follow E 8 Mile Rd
(1.8 mi)
Slight right onto E 8 Mile Srv Rd (0.2 mi)
Slight right toward Chrysler Service Dr (0.2 mi)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-75 S (3.3 mi)
Take exit 55 toward Caniff Ave/Holbrook Ave (0.3 mi)
Merge onto Dequindre St/I-75 Frontage Rd (285 ft)
Turn left onto Caniff St (0.5 mi)

14

Hamtramck

Caniff and Joseph Campau

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8.8 mi from Hamtramck to Hubbard Farms
Head southwest on Caniff St toward Mackay St (0.5 mi)
Turn left onto Dequindre St/I-75 Frontage Rd (171 ft)
Continue onto Chrysler Service Dr/Interstate 75 Frontage Rd (0.7 mi)
Take the Interstate 75 S ramp on the left (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I-75 S (2.8 mi)
Take the Interstate 75 exit toward Toledo (0.6 mi)
Merge onto I-75 S (0.3 mi)
Keep left to stay on I-75 S (2.8 mi)
Take exit 47A for Clark Ave (0.2 mi)
Continue onto W Fisher Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Clark Ave (0.5 mi)

15

Hubbard Farms

Clark and W Vernor

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4.2 mi from Hubbard Farms to Lafayette Park
Head northeast on Vernor Hwy toward Clarkdale St (1.1 mi)
Turn left onto 16th Ave (390 ft)
Turn right to stay on 16th Ave (203 ft)
Sharp left onto Vernor Hwy (0.2 mi)
Continue straight onto W Fisher Service Dr (0.3 mi)
Take the Interstate 75 N ramp on the left (0.3 mi)
Merge onto I-75 N (1.0 mi)
Take exit 51C for Interstate 75 N/Interstate 375 S toward Flint/Downtown (0.2 mi)
Keep right at the fork to stay on Exit 51C, follow signs for I-375 S/Down Town and merge onto I-375 S (0.3 mi)
Take the exit toward Lafayette Ave (0.1 mi)
Continue onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto E Lafayette St (0.5 mi)

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Lafayette Park

Orleans and E Lafayette

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5.7 mi from Lafayette Park to Mexicantown
Head northeast on E Lafayette St toward St Aubin St (220 ft)
Turn left onto St Aubin St (0.7 mi)
Turn left onto E Vernor Hwy (276 ft)
Turn left onto Gratiot Ave (0.2 mi)
Slight right onto Fisher Fwy (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Keep left to stay on I-75 S (2.8 mi)
Take exit 47A for Clark Ave (0.2 mi)
Continue onto W Fisher Service Dr (194 ft)
Turn right onto Scotten Ave (0.5 mi)

17

Mexicantown

Scotten and W Vernor

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3.3 mi from Mexicantown to Midtown
Head northeast on Vernor Hwy toward Palms St (0.3 mi)
Turn left onto W Grand Blvd (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (2.2 mi)

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Midtown

Woodward and Mack

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7.6 mi from Midtown to Osborn
Head northwest on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd toward Mack Ave (0.6 mi)
Turn right onto John C Lodge Service Dr (0.6 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto M-10 N (0.3 mi)
Take exit 4B on the left for Interstate 94 W toward Chicago (0.4 mi)
Merge onto I-94 W (4.5 mi)
Take exit 210A for Michigan Ave/US 12 toward Dearborn (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto US-12 W/Michigan Ave (0.7 mi)
Turn left onto Schaefer Rd (0.1 mi)

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Osborn

Osborn and Schaefer

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7.0 mi from Osborn to New Center Nametakers
Head north on Schaefer Rd toward Osborne St (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Michigan Ave
Pass by Realty Executives (on the right in 0.3 mi)
(0.6 mi)
Take the I-94 E/Ford Fwy ramp (0.3 mi)
Merge onto I-94 E (4.7 mi)
Take exit 215B on the left to merge onto M-10 N toward Southfield (0.4 mi)
Take exit 4C toward Milwaukee Ave/W Grand Blvd (0.2 mi)
Keep left to continue toward John C Lodge Service Dr (236 ft)
Continue onto John C Lodge Service Dr (436 ft)
Turn right onto W Grand Blvd (0.5 mi)

20

New Center Nametakers

Woodward and Grand Blvd

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3.6 mi from New Center Nametakers to Roosevelt United
Head northeast on W Grand Blvd toward Woodward Ave (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto John R St (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr (85 ft)
Turn left to merge onto I-94 W (0.4 mi)
Take exit 215A on the left to merge onto M-10 S toward Downtown (1.7 mi)
Take exit 2A toward Toledo (0.2 mi)
Keep right, follow signs for Trumbull Ave and merge onto W Fisher Service Dr/Inter State 75 Srv Rd (0.6 mi)
Turn left onto 14th St (0.1 mi)

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Roosevelt United

Michigan and 14th St

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3.7 mi from Roosevelt United to Springwells Village
Head west on Michigan Ave toward Vernor Hwy (1.3 mi)
Turn left onto Clark Ave (0.6 mi)
Turn right onto Toledo St (0.7 mi)
Turn left onto Livernois Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Vernor Hwy (0.3 mi)
Turn left to stay on Vernor Hwy
Pass by Domino's Pizza (on the left in 0.4 mi)
(0.5 mi)

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Springwells Village

Springwells and W Vernor

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8.9 mi from Springwells Village to Villages
Head northeast on Vernor Hwy toward Casper St
Pass by Valero (on the left)
(0.5 mi)
Turn right to stay on Vernor Hwy (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Livernois Ave (0.7 mi)
Turn left onto W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (0.1 mi)
Take the Interstate 75 N ramp on the left (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I-75 N (1.1 mi)
Keep right at the fork to stay on I-75 N (2.9 mi)
Keep left to continue on Fisher Fwy (0.7 mi)
Slight left onto Gratiot Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto E Vernor Hwy (2.1 mi)

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Villages

Iriquois and Vernor

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6.0 mi from Villages to Woodbridge
Head southeast on Iroquois Ave toward Kercheval Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Kercheval Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Bellevue St (0.2 mi)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Vernor Hwy (1.2 mi)
Turn left onto Gratiot Ave (0.2 mi)
Slight right onto Fisher Fwy (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Keep left to stay on I-75 S (0.2 mi)
Take exit 49B to merge onto M-10 N toward Southfield (1.2 mi)
Take exit 3 toward Forest Ave/Warren Ave (0.1 mi)
Merge onto John C Lodge Service Dr (141 ft)
Turn left toward John C Lodge Service Dr (308 ft)
Turn left onto John C Lodge Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto W Canfield St (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Trumbull Ave (0.1 mi)

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Woodbridge

Trumbull and Forest

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6.5 mi from Woodbridge to Berry Subdivision
Head northeast on W Forest Ave toward Brooklyn St (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto John C Lodge Service Dr (335 ft)
Turn left to merge onto M-10 S (2.6 mi)
Continue onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (0.2 mi)
Take the Jefferson Avenue exit (322 ft)
Continue onto E Jefferson Ave
Pass by Wendy's (on the left in 1.9 mi)
(2.7 mi)
Continue straight to stay on E Jefferson Ave (0.6 mi)

25

Berry Subdivision

Holcomb and E Jefferson


3.6 mi from Berry Subdivision to Eastern Market
Head northeast on E Jefferson Ave toward Fiske Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto McClellan Ave (0.3 mi)
Turn left onto Kercheval Ave (1.4 mi)
Turn right onto Bellevue St (0.2 mi)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Vernor Hwy (1.2 mi)
Continue straight onto Adelaide St (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Russell St (157 ft)

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Eastern Market

Russell and Division


5.2 mi from Eastern Market to St Anne's
Head southeast on Russell St toward Adelaide St (423 ft)
Turn left onto Winder St (0.2 mi)
Turn right at Orleans St (164 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto Fisher Fwy (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Keep left to stay on I-75 S (2.8 mi)
Take exit 47A for Clark Ave (0.2 mi)
Continue onto W Fisher Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Sharp left onto W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto W Grand Blvd (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto W Lafayette Blvd
Destination will be on the right
(0.2 mi)

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St Anne's

Sainte Anne's and Lafayette


1.1 mi from St Anne's to Southwest
Head southwest on W Lafayette Blvd toward Hubbard St (499 ft)
Continue onto W Fisher Service Dr (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Junction St (0.5 mi)

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Southwest

Vernor and Junction