Funding achieved, ground to be broken on Tiger Stadium site development

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For the past several years we’ve provided updates about what’s been happening at the site of old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. In that time it’s gone from ballpark, to Billy Crystal movie set, to half-destroyed backdrop for an Eminem video, to overgrown vacant lot to a field open to all, maintained by volunteers as a labor of love.

Now, with the funding approved, it will take on new life as a commercial and residential real estate development. The Detroit Free Press reports that The Detroit Police Athletic League will announce today that it has achieved its fund-raising goals for its new headquarters and a youth sports facility at the Tiger Stadium site. A residential development will take form at the opposite end of the property.

Inevitable, I suppose, even in a place like Detroit which has, for numerous reasons, not seen much in the way of development over the years. That that is changing means a lot of good things for Detroit, even if it’s sad to see the current iteration of the Michigan-Trumbull site disappear, as it will for all intents and purposes.