tiger stadium http://michiganradio.org en New plans for Tiger Stadium site are underway http://michiganradio.org/post/new-plans-tiger-stadium-site-are-underway <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I</span>t's been 15 years since the Detroit Tigers played their final game at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.</p><p>The old Tiger Stadium was torn down in 2009. Since then, no one's been able to agree on what to do with the 10-acre site until now.</p><p>The field will remain for youth sports, including high school and college baseball.&nbsp; Along Cochrane Avenue, a new headquarters will be built for the Detroit Police Athletic League, who will maintain the playing field. The headquarters would extend from the street to roughly the old third base line and could cost almost $10 million.</p><p>Detroit Free Press business writer John Gallagher said this plan represents a merger of two conflicting visions – preserving the field for baseball - and developing it for new businesses and jobs.</p><p>“I think everybody gets a little something out of this,” Gallagher said.</p><p><em>*Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:36:11 +0000 Stateside Staff 18397 at http://michiganradio.org New plans for Tiger Stadium site are underway Tiger Stadium: The place where Detroit dies or is reborn http://michiganradio.org/post/tiger-stadium-place-where-detroit-dies-or-reborn <p>Well, the news got even worse for General Motors yesterday. Detroit’s future and the outcome of its bankruptcy remain much in doubt. I’ve talked about all these things before, and I am sure I’ll talk about them again. However, today I want to tell you a heartwarming little story of determination and resilience that you can share in.</p><p>If you are in the Lansing area tomorrow afternoon and have time, go to the Capital City Film Festival and see Stealing Home. If you are in the Detroit area, they are showing it in Ferndale Sunday afternoon at Renaissance Vineyard Church. More details are on the Stealing Home Facebook page.</p><p>My guess is that this film will blow you away. The French historian and philosopher Jacques Barzun famously said, “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:50:18 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 17201 at http://michiganradio.org Tiger Stadium: The place where Detroit dies or is reborn Detroit seeks proposals for former Tiger Stadium site http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-seeks-proposals-former-tiger-stadium-site <p>A baseball diamond is still there, but not much else.&nbsp;</p><p>Now Detroit’s Economic Development Corporation wants to see proposals to redevelop the former site of Tiger Stadium.</p><p>The EDC wants to establish a new headquarters for a Detroit youth sports league, Detroit PAL, along with three zones for mixed-use development at the site in the Corktown neighborhood.</p><p>The proposed plan should also have a youth baseball diamond “in the same area as many legendary baseball stars played.”</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:52:43 +0000 Mark Brush 16964 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit seeks proposals for former Tiger Stadium site Detroit rejects plan for youth baseball at former Tiger Stadium site http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-rejects-plan-youth-baseball-former-tiger-stadium-site <pre> The city of Detroit has again put a damper on plans to keep baseball at the site of the former Tiger Stadium. </pre> <pre> Chevrolet had proposed a plan what it calls the &ldquo;hallowed&rdquo; site to create a &ldquo;new ballpark for Detroit&rsquo;s youth.&rdquo; </pre> <pre> Chevy said it had support from the Detroit Tigers, and a non-profit group called the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy. </pre> <pre> But the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation quashed the proposal. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 22:36:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4025 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit rejects plan for youth baseball at former Tiger Stadium site "Grounds crew" keeps up old Tiger Stadium site http://michiganradio.org/post/grounds-crew-keeps-old-tiger-stadium-site <p>Imagine watching a place you love&mdash;and that your family has loved, for generations&mdash;fall into disrepair.</p><p>That&rsquo;s what it&rsquo;s been like for many Detroit baseball fans, who consider the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues to be sacred ground. That&rsquo;s the site of the old Tiger Stadium, which was demolished in 2009.</p><p>One group of fans decided to do something about that. The only problem: the land isn&rsquo;t theirs to maintain. And while they may see themselves as being helpful, the city of Detroit sees it differently.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:17:31 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3434 at http://michiganradio.org "Grounds crew" keeps up old Tiger Stadium site