The soccer component. Rock Ventures (owned by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert) has proposed to build a soccer stadium as part of a $1 billion development on the 15-acre site of an unfinished jail in the downtown area.
The jail component. Rock Ventures would then build a new criminal justice complex (adult and juvenile detention facilities, new criminal courthouse and sheriff's and prosecutor's offices) about 1.5 miles away. It would pay $140 million of the $520 million cost of the new complex, the difference being what the county would have had to pay for a downtown jail.
Competing proposal. A competing proposal from Walsh Construction to finish the downtown jail project remained on the table when Wayne County Commission agreed to a two-month extension of its proposal as a counterweight to the Rock Ventures' proposal. Work on the downtown jail was halted in June 2013 when cost overruns hit $90 million.
Final decision. That extension makes a final decision -- Rock Ventures or Walsh with support for both sides on the commission -- expected to be made by Dec. 1, putting it up against the mid-December deadline for the final decision by MLS on its first two expansion teams.