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September 26, 2006
Reports of Tiger Stadium's death slightly exaggerated
Tiger Stadium has gotten another temporary reprieve, as Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick admitted yesterday that "we're moving more slowly than I had thought" with plans to demolish the historic structure and replace it with condos. How much longer the stadium will remain standing, the mayor didn't say, though apparently the city still has yet to hire consultants to determine how to best dismantle the structure (and mine it for any saleable souvenirs to defray demolition costs); and the requests for proposals for condo developers won't go out for another few months, according to Kilpatrick.
And in the clear-as-mud department, we have this from the Detroit News:
Despite the delay, city officials and leaders of the Corktown Development Corp., the private nonprofit that helped Detroit figure out what to do with the stadium, remain in agreement."We still have consensus," Kilpatrick said, although he noted that some groups are opposed to redevelopment because they want the stadium fully preserved.