PONTIAC, Mich., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Stars Football Club (MSFC) and the City of Pontiac will hold a press conference to announce the details of an agreement involving Wisner Stadium and The MSFC that will make Wisner Stadium the home field for the Stars for the 2015 season.
WHAT: Press conference announcing Pontiac's Wisner Stadium deal with the Michigan Stars
WHEN: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
WHERE: City of Pontiac, 47450 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Pontiac Mayor Deidre Waterman along with representatives from the MSFC organization will provide details regarding their shared vision in continuing the efforts to revive the City of Pontiac in providing community-based family entertainment in Oakland County. Other elected officials will be in attendance.
The Michigan Stars' sister club, The Motor City Football Club that fields the top women soccer players in Michigan, several who have played on the national team and others aspiring to play pro will also play at Wisner. Both clubs will play back to back to provide a fun-filled weekend of family soccer entertainment for the summer months of May to July.
The MSFC is one of three top-level, premier, amateur soccer clubs in Michigan, providing a stepping stone for aspiring young players to launch their professional soccer career. Headed by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ned Fawaz, The Michigan Stars competes in the National Premier Soccer League's Midwest Region's Great Lakes Conference. National Premier Soccer League is the largest national soccer league in the U.S., operating in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid, with over 80 teams from all over the country.
Wisner Stadium, located at 441 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Pontiac, MI, was once owned by the Pontiac School System. As the City of Pontiac fell on hard times, the stadium and adjacent school building fell into disrepair. Thanks to the neighboring Lee Industrial Contracting Company, who leased the land from Pontiac, the stadium has undergone a renaissance with a new reconditioned surface, track, lighting and grand stands with seating for 6,600 fans. It is currently the home field for the Pontiac High School football team and the Pontiac Panthers Youth Football league as well as providing an exercise track for the surrounding neighborhood.
SOURCE The Michigan Stars Football Club