Plan Okay’d to tear down Tiger Stadium

by billfer on June 7, 2007 · 9 comments

in Tiger History

The Detroit Economic Development council approved a plan to tear down Tiger Stadium. The nearly $3 million cost will be offset by a web based memorabilia auction.

The plan will be taken to the City Council in July.

The plan calls for the preservation of the field for youth leagues while the site is redeveloped for retail and residential.

I’ll still believe it when I see it.

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Josh June 7, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Wonder what the seats will go for. If they are >$300 or so, I may have to pick one up.

Jeff M June 7, 2007 at 10:42 pm

Good news. I like that plan.

Adam June 8, 2007 at 3:46 am

I think you mean

Mike Smuk June 8, 2007 at 8:00 am

Why dont they spend that money and not tear down one of the greatest stadiums ever and preserve it and clean it up instead and play catholic league championships there. This is BS, I love Tiger stadium, all those great players that have played there. Ty Cobb is my favorite of all time and I know he didnt play when it was tiger stadium but it is the same outfield . Just like Detroit to not preserve a historic place but rather get rid of it. Michigan and Trumble will live forever in my heart.

Andrew June 8, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Josh – I hope you mean if seats are

Andrew June 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm

What the heck happened to the rest of my post?

Andrew June 8, 2007 at 2:35 pm

What I meant to say was “Josh – I hope you meant if seats were less than $300.

Also, there is currently a Briggs Stadium chair on eBay going for $311. I just saw it on my Tiger Stadium page in the “memorabilia” listings section for eBay. That is too steep for me for an old wooden folding chair.

The Heckler June 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm

It’ll be a sad, sad day when the ol’girl finally comes down . . .

Andrew June 8, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Okay, I just read at the Detroit News that chairs will be sold in pairs for $247.

Here is a link to the article. The price of chairs is at the bottom. Better start saving your pennies.

Tiger Stadium otta here by ’08

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