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Tiger Stadium Reprieve

From the Associated Press:

The Detroit City Council has granted Tiger Stadium a stay of execution.
The council voted 5-3 on Tuesday to reject a resolution that would have authorized the immediate demolition of the historic ballpark.
Crews began tearing down the stadium in June. A corner of the ballpark has been left standing while a preservation group tries to raise money to turn it into a sports museum.
The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy was told to pay the city $219,000 by Tuesday to hold off total demolition. The group says it has $150,000 in hand and can have the rest by Friday.
The stadium's fate last came before the council in July, when a vote was delayed while preservation advocates and city officials negotiated.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 7, 2008; 2:30 PM ET
Categories:  Tigers  
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Say, is the old Tiger Stadium "substantially complete" yet?

Posted by: I am curious (Lerner) | October 7, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Is it true that on Opening Day next year that Angel Stadium will be the fourth-oldest major league ballpark?


Posted by: ThresherK | October 7, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Hmm... I wonder if we'll have a similar issue on our hands when/if DC United ever moves out of RFK. I think there's some merit to keeping at least part of RFK.

Posted by: BouncingSeats | October 7, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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