MLive: Ilitch School MBA Joseph de Verteuil creating Detroit Soccer District

 After growing up in the city without a nearby soccer facility where he could play his favorite sport, 26-year-old Joseph de Verteuil is planning to transform a dilapidated property into a multi-sport complex.

The Detroit-native and Wayne State University business school graduate plans to begin construction Friday for Detroit Soccer Districtat 5157 Stanton St., and expects the first outdoor phase to be complete in two weeks.

"Hopefully, we'll have operations come in mid-May," de Verteuil said.

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