Another Detroit stadium proposed for soccer bid

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Rendering of propsed soccer stadium for Detroit - from FOX 2

DETROIT (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert were in Detroit on Wednesday promoting the possibility of building a soccer stadium as part a massive downtown development near where the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings play.

Gilbert and Pistons owner Tom Gores are trying to bring an MLS franchise to Detroit. They’re proposing a stadium as part of a larger project that could also include fitness facilities, an office tower, covered parking, a residential tower, open and covered plazas, a hotel, restaurants and retail. The total investment could be around $1 billion.

Gilbert, Gores and MLS want to build on the site where a jail construction was abandoned in 2013, but Wayne County Executive Warren Evans says he remains interested in reviving the jail project there.

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  • Jerry Lyons

    To heck with that! NO MORE STATE MONEY FOR DETROIT!!! Our crooked governor has already allowed these Detroit fatcats to abscond with half a billion dollars of taxpayer money against the will of the people!

    If Detroit wants something, Detroit should pay for it! We are sick of giving them bail out money intended on helping to rebuild roads and to feed the poor, only to see it go to open casinos and build stadiums for professional sports!