Patton Park in Southwest Detroit gets famous soccer sod from the Silverdome

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.

About 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 teams.

"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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