Southwest Detroit's Patton Park just got an upgrade and some famous sod. The grass from the AC Milan and Panathinaikos FC soccer game on Aug. 6 has a new home at this SW Detroit park.
Excerpt from the Detroit News
A crew of volunteers, soccer players and fans will remove the sod
today from the Silverdome that was used for a recent professional soccer
game and transplant it to Patton Park in southwest Detroit.
30,000 fans saw a match between AC Milan and Panathinaikos FC at the
Silverdome on Aug. 6. The sod used for the field will become a third
soccer field at Patton Park, which is home to numerous local soccer
"We are very excited about this new field and grateful to
everyone who made this possible," said Latino World's Soccer League
president Luis Garcia. "Soccer is huge in southwest Detroit and this new
field will help our league serve the young people of our community."
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