In Michigan
5:54 am
Sun January 31, 2010

New minor league football team debuts in Lansing

Lansing, MI – Mid-Michigan has a new minor league football team. The Capital City Stealth made its official debut Sunday to introduce its personnel and philosophy to the region.

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The Capital City Stealth will play in the Northern Conference of the North American Football League. The team starts pre-season play in June, with its first regular game tentatively scheduled for July 10 against the Traverse City Wolves. The team was founded in September as an avenue for players with some high school or college ball experience. Head coach Tony Tubaro is hopeful the community will rally behind the new team.

"These guys have put in a lot of effort," Tubaro says. "It's been fun to watch the progress of these young men. So I hope you'll come out and support us. I hope you'll come out and take part of what's going on here, because this is something special."

The team is still finalizing its permanent home field location. Its coaching staff says community service will be a major part of the Stealth's core mission off the field.