Detroit moves ahead with plans to preserve Tiger Stadium field, surround it with buildings

Pictures are in of what the Tiger Stadium site could look like under a redevelopment plan from the Detroit Police Athletic League:

And also this one:

That seems sorta okay, I guess, in that the field (which is still heavily used for softball) is preserved, and the buildings around it aren’t too ugly. I don’t know what’s up with the video projection system in that second image, but maybe kids today like watching their YouTube videos on the sides of buildings now.

The Detroit city council still needs to sign off on the deal, and I believe the PAL and the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy still need to finalize using the conservancy’s old $3 million federal earmark for youth baseball to help finance the plan. Yes, that’s public money, but a public ballfield isn’t the worst way to spend $3 million.


4 comments on “Detroit moves ahead with plans to preserve Tiger Stadium field, surround it with buildings

  1. “I approve of tax money for city parks and ballfields where people actually recreate.” ….Unfortunately, in Detroit, most of the venues you refer to are used to pro-create…….Had to say it…Guffaw..

  2. I like preserving the field this way. Maybe I can see it someday. The ’68 series (after the last “traditional” MLB season) is one of my best remembered TV events from my youth.

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