And just like that, there are plans for a proposed MLS team in Detroit.
MLS commissioner Don Garber held a press conference in Detroit on Wednesday alongside NBA owners Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert to outline the plans for a potential MLS franchise in the Motor City. The press conference came a day after Gores, the Detroit Pistons’ owner, and Gilbert, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ majority owner, announced that they were teaming up to form an investor group for an expansion club.
On Wednesday, Gores and Gilbert shared that their proposal includes the construction of a 25,000-seat stadium and an overall investment of $1 billion for other developments at an unfinished jail site in downtown Detroit.
Wayne County officials came out in the immediate aftermath of the news conference, however, to state that they intend to finish construction on the jail that taxpayers had spent money on.
The prospective Detroit ownership group said that it could also build a stadium near the Detroit riverfront or Corktown areas, but is targeting the jail site.
Here is a video showcasing the location that Gores and Gilbert are currently eyeing for a stadium for their desired MLS team:
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