Growing the Game
With a potential MLS team on the way, Detroit is ready to take its soccer engagement to the next level. That attempt includes a $1billion plan in April 2016 to build a 22,000- to 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium. Youth, high school, and college programs have seen incredible growth. They include: 37 women and 31 male collegiate soccer programs in the State of Michigan and Michigan State Youth Soccer Association includes 88,000 players, 10,000 coaches and 4,000 referees.