For football fans in the city, Lansing Eastern High School Stadium is the place to go on Sundays.
The city’s two semi-professional teams, Lansing United and Lansing Common, will play a doubles program, starting at 2:00 p.m. with United playing the Chicago Kics and then the LCFC against the Grand Haven Admirals in Game 2 at 4:30 p.m.
“This is an opportunity for both teams to get a bit of exposure to people who haven’t been to a game yet,” said Lansing Common chairman Eric Walcott. “Lansing United fans who will see Lansing Common and our fans who may not know there is a women’s team or who have not yet attended a game.”
Admission is $ 10 total for both games.
If football isn’t enough to get you in, food and drink might. StreetFood Mondays will have a food truck at the stadium from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. And, as with the first two home games at Lansing Common, Strange Matter Coffee & Bakery will also sell its drinks inside the stadium.
“It’s just this celebration of the top quality teams at Lansing and we want to do everything we can to celebrate them,” said Walcott.
The link between the two football clubs goes return to Lansing United men’s team roster first season in 2014. Most of the board and members were part of the United fan group and still attend United women’s games.
“Jeremy (Sampson) and Lansing United started a big part of the football journey at Lansing,” said Walcott. “A lot of us at Common have been supporters of the team since its inception. Making it a back-to-back event (games) is really exciting for us.”
United will play a league game, while Common’s game will be friendly.
And fans will get to see two teams hoping to keep the momentum going.
Last Sunday, United recovered from a 2-0 deficit to secure a 2-2 draw behind goals from Alexis Mitchell and Anna Stinson. This saw the Hoops claim their first point of the United Women’s Soccer season. after a 0-3 start; they’re currently fifth out of five Midwest North Conference teams.
Lansing Common won their first Midwest Premier League game last Friday beating Inter Detroit, 2-1, behind goals from Julian Birge and Shady Omar. The Robins are currently sixth out of eight teams in the East Division standings, but have only played two games.
LCFC lost its last game, which was also a friendly, a 3-2 loss to Kalamazoo United on Sunday. Seth Russ and Ty Usiak scored Robin’s goals in this one.