CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Southwest Florida has a new home team taking the field. The Dutch Lions FC announced a team will be moving into a brand new, multimillion dollar facility.
The team will be called the Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions. The club, based out of the Netherlands, has other teams in the United States. The team being created in Cape Coral will be the club’s fifth chapter.
The Lions hope not only to bring a new level of men’s soccer to Southwest Florida, but also to train the youth and help develop them into professional athletes starting as young as five years old.
“With one goal, to make kids here to fulfill their commitment, maybe potentially become professional players and I think once people start seeing what we’re doing, they’re gonna be more and more excited as we’ve seen in other cities so far,” said Mike Mossel.
The Dutch Lions plan to build a stadium in Cape Coral once they secure a site. Until then, the team will play at Cape Coral High School.
The first game is set for April 18.
For more information, visit www.fgcdlfc.com.