Round Rock, TX, April 20, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Detroit Ignition will host the Philadelphia KiXX at Compuware Sports Arena in Major Indoor Soccer League’s championship game to be held Saturday, April 21. Compuware Sports Arena, featuring Sportexe synthetic turf system and regular-season home to the Ignition, is located in Plymouth, Mich.
The expansion Ignition earned its championship slot in the one-game final with a come-from-behind win at home over the Milwaukee Wave 10-8 in game two of their semifinal series, then taking the tiebreaker 2-0.
“We are very proud of what Detroit has accomplished in such a short period of time,” said Sportexe spokesperson Aaron S. Lee. “To earn a berth in a league championship game in its inaugural season and vie for a world title is something to be extremely proud of, and Sportexe is thrilled to be underfoot of these fine athletes.”
The MISL Championship Series Final will be the sixth since the KiXX defeated the Wave 2-1 in the league’s debut season and will be nationally televised on VERSUS to a potential audience of over 72 million homes. This marks the first-ever nationally televised soccer match originating from Compuware Sports Arena.
“We are honored and excited to be selected to host the 2007 MISL Championship Series Final,” stated Greg Bibb, president of the Detroit Ignition. “We look forward to bringing the League’s marquee event to Compuware Sports Arena as a finale to our inaugural season in the MISL. We’re eager to present a first-class sports entertainment experience to not only the fans in the arena, but to our fans around the country on VERSUS.”
The series is tied at 3-3 for the regular season with the Ignition winning the final two games.
In 2001, the National Professional Soccer League disbanded with the six surviving teams forming the MISL. In 2002, the MISL absorbed both the Dallas Sidekicks and San Diego Sockers, two teams from the World Indoor Soccer League. The St. Louis Steamers, another former WISL team, joined the following year.
The current MISL recognizes NPSL history which dates back to 1984 when the NPSL was started as the American Indoor Soccer Association.
• Sportexe •
With offices in Ontario, Texas, and Georgia, Sportexe is dedicated to delivering top notch synthetic turf solutions to each and every client. As an acknowledged leader in the industry, the U.S Company prides itself on delivering products that feature the latest in innovation and superior engineering with an emphasis on research and development. Currently Sportexe is the exclusive or official turf system supplier for The Arena Football League, (AFL/AF2), National Lacrosse League (NLL), Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), U.S. Indoor Soccer Association, and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Additionally, Sportexe partners with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Sportexe has also made tremendous progress in the international scene by securing relationships with both the International Hockey Fédération (FIH), and the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA).
For additional information and an inside look at their cutting-edge products, please visit www.sportexe.com