The idealistic hopes of saving the dugouts, playing field, some seats, and one entrance to Tiger Stadium have run up against red tape and the usual deal killer – lack of money. The plans for the stadium property to be developed into residential units and shops is still on target. Plans for saving even a small portion of the stadium are not looking so good.
The city of Detroit is still trying to remain on track to auction off seats and other assorted memorabilia this spring. The
plan hope is to demolish Tiger Stadium this fall.
The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy is being asked to come up with the money necessary to keep a portion of the old stadium as well as a viable plan of doing so that will keep in compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations. Thoughts of moving the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame to the Tiger Stadium site have a ballpark (no pun intended) price tag of $7 to $10 million.
Read the Detroit Free Press article.