Tom Gores, Dan Gilbert and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Shoot for Soccer Goal in NYC
December 6th, 2017, 2:24 PM
Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores, both owners of NBA teams, this afternoon make their pitch in New York to bring Major League Soccer to Detroit.
They and other local boosters, including Mayor Mike Duggan, are speaking to the league commissioner and expansion committee. Detroit is among four sites being considered for two new teams -- a list narrowed from 12 cities.
The other finalists are Nashville, Cincinnati and Sacramento. The selections come this month.
The team would have to pay a $150 million fee to join the league in 2020.
Gores and Gilbert originally proposed a soccer stadium at the site of the unfinished Wayne County Jail, but now want to use Ford Field.