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Norberto7
06-16-2006, 02:38 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-tigerstadium&prov=ap&type=lgns

Guess it's about time. It would have been nice to keep it around, but I really have no idea what could have possibly made that feasible. It's probably for the best.

SouthSide_HitMen
06-16-2006, 02:39 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-tigerstadium&prov=ap&type=lgns

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DETROIT (AP) -- Tiger Stadium will be demolished to make way for homes and stores under a plan that will save parts of the historic baseball venue.

Chip Z'nuff
06-16-2006, 02:40 PM
It would be cool if they do save part of the facade for condos

DoItForDanPasqua
06-16-2006, 02:43 PM
That's really a shame. Tiger stadium is a part of history, at least one of these old stadiums should be kept intact just for the sake of preserving a part of 20th century culture. This pains me in the same way that it does when they talk of tearing down a Louis Sullivan building. Both are beautiful parts of our world that need to be preserved, if not for us, then for future generations.

munchman33
06-16-2006, 02:51 PM
That's a shame. I have many fond memories of driving up to Detroit to watch the sox pound on the kittens there.

TheKittle
06-16-2006, 02:51 PM
That's really a shame. Tiger stadium is a part of history, at least one of these old stadiums should be kept intact just for the sake of preserving a part of 20th century culture. This pains me in the same way that it does when they talk of tearing down a Louis Sullivan building. Both are beautiful parts of our world that need to be preserved, if not for us, then for future generations.

Actually the 20th century proves that cities don't give a damn about preserving history. Look at all the great stadiums that were torn down in the 50 and 60's Ebbetts Field, Polo Grounds, Forbes Field. Tearing down Tigers Stadium just continues that "trend"

Baby Fisk
06-16-2006, 02:52 PM
If no one wants to step forward and find a use for the place -- they've had six years and counting -- then they should put it out of its misery. Tiger Stadium has become derelict and and eyesore (and heartbreaking too).

thepaulbowski
06-16-2006, 02:53 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-tigerstadium&prov=ap&type=lgns

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DETROIT (AP) -- Tiger Stadium will be demolished to make way for homes and stores under a plan that will save parts of the historic baseball venue.

That place was a dump when it was open, I can't imagine how bad it looks now.

Uncle_Patrick
06-16-2006, 02:57 PM
That place was a dump when it was open, I can't imagine how bad it looks now.

I saw a picture of the inside of the ballpark about a year ago from one of those "Save Tiger Stadium" websites and the place had just gone to hell. It wasn't being used for anything, and no one was taking care it.

Baby Fisk
06-16-2006, 03:05 PM
The reaction from my buddy the Tigers fan:


What, in heavens name, are they building houses for in downtown Detroit? Do
they need more to burn down after the next World Series win??

kraut83
06-16-2006, 03:07 PM
I'm just glad they won't end up building a Walmart on the site, as that was supposedly one of the options. Hopefully this will really be a shot in the arm for the Corktown area.

SouthSide_HitMen
06-16-2006, 03:11 PM
If no one wants to step forward and find a use for the place -- they've had six years and counting -- then they should put it out of its misery. Tiger Stadium has become derelict and and eyesore (and heartbreaking too).

The sad thing was Illitch was actually paid to upkeep it by the city / state and spent little if anything - his goal was to completely get rid of it before a minor league team opened there and competed with his pathetic product (well at least since 1993).

The mayor was with Illitch, a heavy political contributor, as well and refused any project involving Tigers Stadium - viable or not.

This was a Meigs Field (a done deal) - except it took six years longer.

FloridaTigers
06-16-2006, 06:21 PM
Tiger Stadium had to go. It was old and worn. Comerica Park from what I've seen is a much better place to watch baseball. Historic? Yes. Past its prime? Yes. As long as the baseball diamond remains and ball is played there, I'll be happy. Keep baseball at the corner forever.

Chips
06-16-2006, 06:31 PM
That's really a shame. Tiger stadium is a part of history, at least one of these old stadiums should be kept intact just for the sake of preserving a part of 20th century culture. This pains me in the same way that it does when they talk of tearing down a Louis Sullivan building. Both are beautiful parts of our world that need to be preserved, if not for us, then for future generations.

The place is old and decrepit. It needs to come down. Old buildings need to come down if they aren't properly maintained.

DoItForDanPasqua
06-16-2006, 07:18 PM
The place is old and decrepit. It needs to come down. Old buildings need to come down if they aren't properly maintained.

I agree, maybe they should have taken a wrecking ball to the Colosseum in Rome, as well, it's falling apart.

Chips
06-16-2006, 07:32 PM
I agree, maybe they should have taken a wrecking ball to the Colosseum in Rome, as well, it's falling apart.

The Coliseum is a tourist attraction. Millions of people travel to Rome every year to see it.

Nobody goes to Detroit to see Tigers Stadium.

"Sentiment doesn't bring people in. It can't stand forever. Tear it down,"

Oblong
06-16-2006, 10:57 PM
The concept they announced is really as good as it could get, outside of a new hockey arena which was just a rumor.

There are people who still want to keep it. For what, I don't know. The area it's in has a lot of young people living there. Houses are being renovated. They could use some development there. A new casino is going up right down the street.

I like that the field will be kept intact. that way we can still look at where Cobb and Greenberg played.

The last things they did there was film 61* and during the Super Bowl Budweiser had a party out in centerfield.

nasox
06-16-2006, 11:09 PM
The Coliseum is a tourist attraction. Millions of people travel to Rome every year to see it.

Nobody goes to Detroit to see Tigers Stadium.

"Sentiment doesn't bring people in. It can't stand forever. Tear it down,"

So you think six years after the Roman empire fell, the Coliseum should have been torn down?

Well, it wasn't a tourist attraction then. :rolleyes:

Ok...Dumbass...

PaleHoseGeorge
06-17-2006, 10:51 AM
If no one wants to step forward and find a use for the place -- they've had six years and counting -- then they should put it out of its misery. Tiger Stadium has become derelict and and eyesore (and heartbreaking too).

I completely agree. It's actually a STAIN on the memory of Tigers Stadium to see it today broken down and covered with weeds. Give up the ghost and let that ballpark rest in peace.

If the City of Detroit were smart, they would turn the stadium site into a neighborhood park, with a baseball diamond on the exact spot of Tigers Stadium. Or they could turn it into a nice little league facility (complete with announcer's booth, concessions, with a small set of stands) like Milwaukee did on the site of County Stadium. Either of these ideas would HONOR the memory of Tigers Stadium.

Frankly the State of Illinois (and City of Chicago) should have done something like this on the site of Old Comiskey. Of course, they didn't. Idiots...

I_Liked_Manuel
06-17-2006, 11:01 AM
it would be one thing if tiger stadium was some kind of baseball treasure at one point, but there's nothing special about it other than the fact that it's old. corktown and detroit need development a lot more than either need a crumbling, useless ballpark sitting dormant. the last i heard, there was a tree growing in the stands.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-17-2006, 11:31 AM
The place is old and decrepit. It needs to come down. Old buildings need to come down if they aren't properly maintained.

Then they should keep those wrecking balls moving and clear our most of detroit then. At least let the prairie reclaim lost territory.

steveironcity
06-17-2006, 11:44 AM
I completely agree. It's actually a STAIN on the memory of Tigers Stadium to see it today broken down and covered with weeds. Give up the ghost and let that ballpark rest in peace.

If the City of Detroit were smart, they would turn the stadium site into a neighborhood park, with a baseball diamond on the exact spot of Tigers Stadium. Or they could turn it into a nice little league facility (complete with announcer's booth, concessions, with a small set of stands) like Milwaukee did on the site of County Stadium. Either of these ideas would HONOR the memory of Tigers Stadium.

Frankly the State of Illinois (and City of Chicago) should have done something like this on the site of Old Comiskey. Of course, they didn't. Idiots...

Isnt tiger stadium in a very rough section of detroit? The kinda place you dont venture after dark?

TornLabrum
06-17-2006, 11:46 AM
Isnt tiger stadium in a very rough section of detroit? The kinda place you dont venture after dark?

Just like The Cell.

Brian26
06-17-2006, 08:53 PM
Isnt tiger stadium in a very rough section of detroit? The kinda place you dont venture after dark?

Not necessarily. Before the clincher last year, the cabbie took me over there to see it. It's more of an industrial area than anything. It's no worse than the rest of Detroit. Honestly, I wouldn't want to be out after dark anywhere in downtown Detroit.

SouthSide_HitMen
06-18-2006, 01:00 AM
Then they should keep those wrecking balls moving and clear our most of detroit then. At least let the prairie reclaim lost territory.

Detroit has thousands of cleared lots - 40 square miles worth and prairie has reclaimed Detroit decades ago. There is zero need to remove Tigers Stadium for development.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/04/garden/04FARM.html?ex=1385874000&en=501f9ba224f05fcf&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND


Roughly a third of this 139-square-mile city consists of weed-choked lots and dilapidated buildings. Satellite images show an urban core giving way to an urban prairie....

The population here has dropped to less than a million today from nearly two million in 1950. After the 1967 riots destabilized the city, families left in droves, leaving 40,000 lots vacant. The Department of Public Works says it spends $2.2 million a year clearing debris and weeds from the lots, which are periodically auctioned for as little as $250.