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It's Not Completely Over For Tiger Stadium

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pete Incaviglia, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I know there's a thread out there somewhere, but here's a new update.


    The field, foul poles and flag pole will be saved.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    And exactly why?
    Do the Detroit taxpayers get stuck for maintenance on that one?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Detroit owns the Stadium and has since a refurb around 1976. The Tigers were supposed to pay for upkeep during and after their stay, but am sure that little thing fell by the wayside once they left.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Right, but what happens to that land now? You will have a 500-foot or so grass area with 2 poles. What do you do with it? Little League? High school? Or pay all that money to maintain it so people can just come look at it?
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Or turn it into a park, which I would guess is tough to find in the city of Detroit. What's wrong with a little green space?
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    People will come...
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They will most definitely come.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I was kinda hoping this was just the start of tearing down the entire city.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Let's start with Municpal Stadium.

    Sorry, wrong city.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You're 10 years too late!!
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Sidebar. And I'm not sure it pertains to Detroit at all, but it was interesting point:

    I was once in a meeting with a real estate baron and few of his commercial real estate analysts.
    We were asking him the prospects of an NFL stadium on some particularly valuable property. One of his analysts said, matter-of-factly: "The two worst things you can do to 'platinum property,' is to build a cemetery or a sports stadium."

    They later developed the property to high-end retail, commercial and residential complex.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    They should plant corn around the edges of the outfield.
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