Detroit City Council approves transfer of Tiger Stadium field

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015

Big news coming out of Detroit on Wednesday, as the City Council green-lighted the transfer of the old Tiger Stadium lot that had been vacant for years.

There had been a plan in place for the Detroit Police Athletic League to construct new headquarters around the historic and nostalgic ball field. The idea was to continue using the field for baseball at all levels, from youth to collegiate. There are also plans in place to add some form of housing and retail.

The $33 million project aptly named 'The Corner' was first approved back in the summer of 2014. The use of the field the Detroit Tigers use to call home was something all parties agreed on. But, it was the aesthetics aspect of determining whether to have artificial turf, or maintain the original grass field, that had the DPAL and volunteer grounds crew members present opposing arguments.

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