Time to say goodbye

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Tiger anything, originally uploaded by mainegal.

Old Tiger Stadium is coming down. The plan is to preserve the playing field and surround it with residential and retail shops. The papers make it sound like this is still very conceptual with no financial tag attached yet. At least a decision has (apparently) been made.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on June 16th, 2006 @ 6:24 am

    Sad to see it go – but hey, it could be worse. In New York City, they built the “projects” on top of the old Polo Grounds.


  2. Johnny (unregistered) on June 16th, 2006 @ 7:11 am

    I remember when they first opened up the Tiger Plaza at the Stadium. I thought it was amazing. It was like a Tiger’s mini-mall. 7th inning stretch would come and my cousins and I would run down to the plaza, look at the merchandise and — most importantly — get a bag-full of sliders.

    I really hope their idea works out. I just don’t want to see it become a wasteland.


  3. ripi$money (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

    This is probably the best thing that could have happened to the site, and I look forward to seeing it when all of the developements are complete.

    They really should let is into the old stadium one last time. There may be safety concerns, but they still allowed people onto the field for Bud Bowl…


  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

    Perhaps the current Tigers could organize a final farewell fundraiser to help local charities.



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