According to the  Lansing State Journal, a former concert and sports venue that lasted less than a decade in the 1970's is slowly coming back to life.

The Lansing City Futsal indoor professional soccer franchise and a team of investors have begun work to revitalize the former Metro Arena, a venue that once hosted rocks acts like Aerosmith, Rush and Bob Seger.

It was also used for hockey, and even motorcycle racing on ice.  The Metro was built for about $1 million west of the Lansing Mall in 1973 and closed by 1980.

Jeremy Klepal is part of the investment team that has a vision to create a new sports and entertainment destination with thriving retail.

Klepal also a Lansing City Futsal soccer player, and his investment team have welcomed at least five new tenants to the property since they purchased it last fall.