Detroit: Stadium details coming; USL Pro club team delayed

Discussion in 'Detroit' started by giorgiochinaglia, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. giorgiochinaglia

    Mar 11, 2004
    New York City
    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    News from Crain's Detroit Business

    Dan Duggan said he intends to have by January renderings of a soccer-specific stadium to be built in Detroit, but he hasn’t picked a location or finalized details of the new venue. Those details will come later next year, he [...] The original plan was for a USL Pro club to play in Detroit in 2015, but the planning and financing work behind the scenes has pushed that back a year. [...] Duggan, owner of the semipro Michigan Bucks in Pontiac and brother of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, was recently named the USL Premier Development League executive of the year.
    USL Pro teams reportedly have been bought for more than $500,000. The new Detroit team would cost about $2 million to operate annually, Duggan told Crain's in April, and he estimated a 5,000-seat stadium in the city could be built for up to $5 million. [...] A Detroit USL Pro team could open the door for potential MLS expansion [...]

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