Detroit City FC raises US$741,250 for stadium improvements

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Semi-professional US soccer team Detroit City FC, which plays in the National Premier Soccer League, has announced that a total of US$741,250 has been raised for upgrades to the team’s home ground of Keyworth Stadium.

The campaign, which began on October 29, lasted 109 days. The club’s operators aimed to raise US$400,000-US$750,000 for improvements, with investment tiers ranging from US$250 to US$50,000.

Renovations to the club’s 80-year old stadium are underway, with the team expected to kick off the 2016 season, which begins in May, at the venue.

“Detroit City FC was created around the principle: for soccer to succeed in Detroit in the long-term, it needs to be done right with a grassroots focus on supporters and the community,” Detroit City FC co-owner Sean Mann said in a club statement. “From the everyday supporters to household personalities, from start-up businesses to some of the region’s largest corporations, each of their investments in the Keyworth campaign has been a resounding endorsement of this approach to finding a home for soccer in Detroit.”

February 18, 2016

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