Soccer fans in the Metro Detroit area should be very excited.
According to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert are teaming up to bring a Major League Soccer team to Detroit.
Breaking: Tom Gores, Dan Gilbert are joining forces to bring Major League Soccer franchise to Downtown Detroit.
— NerdOnTw1tter (@Vincent_Ellis56) April 26, 2016
On Tuesday afternoon, Gilbert and Gores exchanged some interesting tweets.
Hey @TomGores, you know what's great about sports? One moment you're rivals & the next day, you can be rooting for the same team…
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) April 26, 2016
— Tom Gores (@TomGores) April 26, 2016
Oddly enough, Gilbert’s Cavs just finished sweeping Gilbert’s Pistons in the NBA Playoffs.
UPDATED: 1:38 pm (4/26/16)
“The plan includes building a soccer stadium at a still-to-be-determined site. A person with knowledge of the situation who is not authorized to speak publicly says that the abandoned Wayne County jail site on Gratiot near Greektown is the No. 1 option, although the site remains under county control.
Other possible sites include land near the Detroit riverfront or the Corktown area.”