Sports facility to expand on former GM property

PONTIAC (AP) -- A Pontiac sports center plans an expansion on land once owned by General Motors.

The Detroit News reports that the Ultimate Soccer Arenas will add 32 acres to its property north of Detroit.

A 60,000-square-foot indoor facility with turf, two outdoor fields and 650 parking spaces will be added.

Details on the price of the land deal weren't released Wednesday.

The former GM site is managed by the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust. A U.S. bankruptcy court created the trust in 2011 to clean up and prepare for redevelopment the properties owned by the automaker before its 2009 bankruptcy.

The trust took over 89 GM-owned facilities in 14 states.

The Ultimate Soccer Arenas opened in 2007. It hosts soccer and lacrosse games.

Published: Fri, Apr 19, 2013