Grand Rapids Football Club kicks off it’s fifth season at Houseman Field in May, and we want everyone in the city to come out and have a great time. We have added several theme nights to the schedule this year, so get ready for the best campaign Grand Rapids FC has ever put together while we push for another playoff appearance on the field!
Saturday, May 4th – Livonia City FC – Star Wars Night, College Night
Don’t miss GRFC’s Star Wars Night, Episode I on Saturday, May 4th at Houseman Field, when the Boys in Blue host Livonia City FC.
- The first 250 fans who check in to our game day tent will receive a Star Wars Pez Dispenser
- Photo opportunities with classic Star Wars characters throughout Houseman Field
- Costume contest for children 14 and younger, dress as your favorite character for a chance to win GRFC gear
- In-game Star Wars entertainment
- $1 of every ticket sold for this match will be donated to Kids Food Basket
GRFC will also be celebrating the end of the spring semester for college students, staff, and professors as well. Need a night out to de-stress from finals? Come out to College Night presented by Aquinas College and get FREE admission with your college ID!
Being that this is our fifth anniversary season, we have invited all players from the first four seasons to come and be recognized before kick-off as well!
Saturday, May 11th – Milk Cup Quarter Final – Mother’s Day Night
Bring the family out to Grandville for the first match of the 2019 Milk Cup for GRFC. All mothers who attend the match will receive a free flower and we will have a photographer on hand to take a family photo free of charge!
Saturday, May 18th – Toledo Villa FC – Youth Night, Meet the Mayor
Our NPSL home opener sees a new team in the conference travel to West Michigan, and we want every youth player in the area to come out! All kids 14 and under who wear their local club jersey gets in FREE! On top of that, the first 500 kids to check in to our game day tent will get a free present courtesy of Lake Michigan Credit Union!
As exciting as that is, the night gets even better as Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be in the house to help with the coin toss and meet fans!
Friday, May 31st – FC Indiana – Summer Kickoff Party
Sick of the tiresome winter weather? Change your latitude and float on down to Houseman Field on May 31st for our Summer Kickoff Party. Parrotheads, beach lovers, and soccer fans can enjoy Jimmy Buffett tunes while we have a FINtastic time at the pre-party. We will also have lawn games, and the first 500 people to check in to our game day headquarters will get a Hawaiian Lei!
Oh you want more? How about we make this match High School night as well! Those last minute tests are almost done and we want to help you celebrate by granting FREE admission to all high school students, staff, and teachers with a valid ID! We will also be recognizing All-State players from the Boys Fall season at half-time.
Sunday, June 9th – Detroit City FC – 90s Night
Take a field trip back to the ‘90s at Houseman Field! Dig out the flannel, grab your favorite POG, and re-live the decade that brought us Zach Morris, boy bands, the Macarena and TRL. The pre-party will be bangin’ as Project 90 plays all the hits from the decade. Make sure to stop by the game day headquarters, as the first 500 people to check in will get a free Slap Bracelet! Coppercraft Distillery will also be on hand giving out free sunglasses, koozies, and shirts to the first 500 fans through the gate.
Detroit Double-Dip – Anyone who purchases a ticket to the Men’s Detroit Match on Sunday will be admitted to the GRFC Women’s match Saturday night against Detroit Sun!
Sunday, June 16th – FC Columbus – Father’s Day Celebration, Superhero Day
We want to celebrate you Dad. On this Father’s Day, any dad who comes to the GRFC game and purchases a ticket for a child gets in FREE! Not a bad way to spend the day with the family. We will also be giving away a man cave mini-fridge!
On top of our Father’s Day celebration, it is also Superhero Day! Dress up as your favorite superhero or princess and be entered into a contest to be the GRFC Fan of the Match. The first 250 kids who check in at the game day headquarters will get a FREE pair of superhero sunglasses!
Friday, June 28th – Kalamazoo FC – Beer City USA Night
Yes, we are Beer City USA. To celebrate this great industry, we will be selling all craft beer for $2 at the pre-party. If that weren’t enough, the first 500 people in the stadium will receive a GRFC koozie courtesy of Coppercraft Distillery!
Sunday, June 30th – AFC Ann Arbor Double-Header – Pride Night, Special Olympics Night
Support GR Pride Center and join us for our 2nd Pride Night at Houseman Field on June 30th. This event will be the conclusion of the Prideraiser campaign, which raises funds for local LGBTQ organizations at soccer stadiums all over the country during the month of June. The first 500 people through the gates will receive a rainbow peace sign necklace!
GRFC will also host Special Olympics for the third year in a row, inviting players and families to enjoy the double-header with AFC Ann Arbor. The Unified athletes will also get the opportunity to play at half-time of both games!
Saturday, July 13th – MI Stars – Military/First Responder Night
We want to salute our heroes as we recognize all Armed Forces members and First Responders in West Michigan at our match with MI Stars on July 13th. All military members active and retired, police officers, and firefighters will get FREE admission to the match with a valid ID. The first 250 people through the gate will receive a FREE camouflage carabiner keychain!
GRFC has also teamed up with The Soccer Rebellion to host a 3v3 tournament during the day, and all participants will receive a ticket to the match and a t-shirt! The two mens teams who make the finals will get the opportunity to play at half-time of the GRFC match that night.
What a summer it is shaping up to be. Make sure to get out to Houseman Field and help us celebrate our fifth anniversary season in style!