When you talk Minor League sports action in the Greater Lansing area, the first thought is usually of the well-loved Lansing Lugnuts. A part of downtown Lansing for over a decade now, the Lugnuts are awesome, but they are not the only minor league action in town. There is also some high-quality minor league gridiron action to be a fan of here in Greater Lansing, thanks to the one and only Capital City Stealth.
Founded in August 2009 and launched in September 2009, the Capital City Stealth is a non-profit organization and a community-oriented team, made up of various community members who have joined the organization to help bring football to Lansing and the surrounding areas.
The Stealth also consists of talented players from Lansing and throughout the mid-Michigan region looking to represent their communities well. These players play for the second chance at getting into college, the NFL, CFL and AFL and they all play for the love of the game. These players support their families, hold down full-time jobs, own companies and still manage to attend three practices a week and play football on Saturdays without ANY monetary compensation. The end result: they play with a lot of heart--and they play to win.
The Capital City Stealth play 12-13 games during pre-season and regular season combined. The Stealth regular season begins the first Saturday in June and ends in mid-August. The regular season consist of 10 games with 5 home games. Home games take place at Chippewa Middle School in Okemos, Michigan. So yes, the Super Bowl is coming right up, and there will be no NFL action for a while but right there to fill that void is the Capital City Stealth! Hard-hitting (LOCAL!) football action in June and July! You got it!
Here are some impressiveandlittle known facts about our local minor league football team. Get out to a game and become a fan!
The Stealth ranked as high as 24th in the nation by the American Football News Today National AAA Football Rankings in 2010 Capital City Stealth sent 10 players to 2010 NAFL All-Star Game held in Myrtle Beach, SC Stealth Head Coach Tony Tubaro named NAFL 2010 Coach of the Year Capital City Stealth sent 11 players and 4 Alternative players to the 2011 GLFL All-Star Game held in Fenton, MI Featured weekly in 2010 on HOMTV with the Capital City StealthInside the Huddle show CAMTV televised all 5 home games in 2010 on Comcast 30 and AT&T Uverse 99 Received a Special Tribute Proclamation from the U.S. House of Representatives Congress Member Mike Rogers in 2010 for our 9/11 Tribute Game honoring the heroes and people who lost their lives on 9/11/01 All home games in 2011 were broadcasted on 730AM THE GAME radio station and promoted heavily on all of the Citadel Radio stations Attracted over 1400 followers to the Capital City Stealth Facebook fan page