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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    If they can do that to Tiger Stadium then I would be all for it. But without really going down the road I advocate not just to Donald but everyone, I don't have much confidence in the Detroit city leaders, something we all seem to agree on who actually deal with what has gone on. We don't need to get into the details here.

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  • POLO GROUNDS 1957
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    Tiger Stadium

    Originally posted by jfine
    Well, who the [email protected]#* re-elected Kwame??? I don't live in Detroit, but I do read the Detroit papers from time to time online. It seems like he was under fire for the last several years for a string of bad decisions and then he wins re-election. What's going on in that city??? I just don't get it. :grouchy
    I have been a resident of detroit since 1969 and i will say this i did not vote for kwame and i never will. this city has stonewalled any suggestion of using tiger stadium. there is nothing wrong with the ballpark.i would move out of this city but i cant since i have been out of work for over a year due to medicial problems this week in the paper there was talk about reducing the size of tiger stadium to about 15,000 and using it for high school baseball. this would return the stadium to how it would have looked like back in 1912. i would rather see them keep parts of the stadium like they did with league park in cleveland instead of tearing the whole thing down.but these city leaders cant wait to tear down tiger stadium.

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  • jfine
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    Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957
    Well everyone i just saw on tonites local news that our idiot of a mayor of detroit is going to make a decsion on tiger stadium next month.they are talking about tearing down tiger stadium.i am so sick of this city and the people who run it. if i could i would love to move out of this city and move in the suburbs.
    Well, who the [email protected]#* re-elected Kwame??? I don't live in Detroit, but I do read the Detroit papers from time to time online. It seems like he was under fire for the last several years for a string of bad decisions and then he wins re-election. What's going on in that city??? I just don't get it. :grouchy

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  • POLO GROUNDS 1957
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    Tiger Stadium

    Well everyone i just saw on tonites local news that our idiot of a mayor of detroit is going to make a decsion on tiger stadium next month.they are talking about tearing down tiger stadium.i am so sick of this city and the people who run it. if i could i would love to move out of this city and move in the suburbs.

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  • POLO GROUNDS 1957
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    Tiger Stadium

    Originally posted by Knick9
    It really is time to do something about this. This is a classic stadium, and yes, I know that it won't stand forever, but still, it doesn't hurt at all to prolong the life of Tiger Stadium and actually use it.

    But I should comment on something, every proposal seems to be shot down by Detroit politics, which is obviously stupid. Nothing seems to impress them. *thinks* I guess that if you jump on the MLS bandwagon (Major League Soccer) and form a group that will eventually bring a team to MoTown, you might have a chance there. It is a hard process, though, but it's at least something, anything to prevent those goons who run Detroit from auctioning off the place. I believe that there was a past effort for MLS in Detroit, but I don't know what happened. Yeah, I heard about the "soccer games" idea being shot down, too, but think about a whole MLS season full of games in that field. It would generate more business in the corner.

    I'm just saying that it would be a shame to see that ballpark go like this. It's like Tiger Stadium has been tortured since 9/27/99 and the leaders of Detroit can't wait to finally execute this classic ballpark after nearly a decade. It's put up or shut up now for the people who want to save their beloved park, and Donald, that includes you.
    Well on the local channel 7 new tonite they mentioned that the city is now talking about demolition of our beloved tiger stadium.the man that wanted to bring minor league baseball to tiger stadium was on the news also.the problem is THE CITY OF DETROIT.they are stonewallying any attempt to bring anything to tiger stadium.and i have been told by moderators here not to talk about the reasons that i think the city is doing this.one person cant do it all. as far as the tiger stadium fan club since the opening of the comerica antiseptic toilet bowl park they have been very quiet.it was a very hard fight to keep that stadium from being built. and for alot of tiger stadium fan club members this is a very bitter subject to talk about even 6 years later.so we will all see what happens in the near future.

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  • Knick9
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    It really is time to do something about this. This is a classic stadium, and yes, I know that it won't stand forever, but still, it doesn't hurt at all to prolong the life of Tiger Stadium and actually use it.

    But I should comment on something, every proposal seems to be shot down by Detroit politics, which is obviously stupid. Nothing seems to impress them. *thinks* I guess that if you jump on the MLS bandwagon (Major League Soccer) and form a group that will eventually bring a team to MoTown, you might have a chance there. It is a hard process, though, but it's at least something, anything to prevent those goons who run Detroit from auctioning off the place. I believe that there was a past effort for MLS in Detroit, but I don't know what happened. Yeah, I heard about the "soccer games" idea being shot down, too, but think about a whole MLS season full of games in that field. It would generate more business in the corner.

    I'm just saying that it would be a shame to see that ballpark go like this. It's like Tiger Stadium has been tortured since 9/27/99 and the leaders of Detroit can't wait to finally execute this classic ballpark after nearly a decade. It's put up or shut up now for the people who want to save their beloved park, and Donald, that includes you.
    Last edited by Knick9; 03-14-2006, 01:42 PM.

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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    Originally posted by moldyoldie
    Now's the time for all these Tiger Stadium fan clubs to put up and pull together. Because it isn't in the city's best interests to just keep it there. You hear a lot of people talking, but that's all it ever has been.

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  • moldyoldie
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    Doesn't look good for the old lady.

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  • POLO GROUNDS 1957
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    Tiger Stadium

    Originally posted by Brownie31
    A group called The Friends of Rickwood is preserving Rickwood Field in Birmingham, America's oldest standing baseball park. Although the Birmingham Barons left after the 1987 season, they return once a year against a Southern League foe & both teams wear throwback uniforms usually from the '20s, 30' & '40s. There was also a recreation of a Negro League game recently with Willie Mays, a 1948 Birmingham Black Baron, in attendance. It can be done! Brownie31
    There was a plan to bring minor league baseball back to tiger stadium but the city of detroit who owns tiger stadium is stonewalling any plan to use the historic stadium.the stadium could be used for anything all it need is a little upkeep since it has not been used in a while.

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  • Brownie31
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    Rickwood Field

    Originally posted by Paulmcall
    It's too bad a non profit group can't purchase the site and use it as a multi purpose museum, a stadium with shops and a restaurant or two.
    There has never been an old stadium recycled into something useful.
    This is a great opportunity that is being wasted.
    A group called The Friends of Rickwood is preserving Rickwood Field in Birmingham, America's oldest standing baseball park. Although the Birmingham Barons left after the 1987 season, they return once a year against a Southern League foe & both teams wear throwback uniforms usually from the '20s, 30' & '40s. There was also a recreation of a Negro League game recently with Willie Mays, a 1948 Birmingham Black Baron, in attendance. It can be done! Brownie31

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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    Come on, guys, on topic, on topic. Baseball site. While I am sure we appreciate the economic assessments of the city of Detroit, this is not the place for it unless it directly has something to do with the Tigers. Non-baseball related posts will be removed.

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  • Damus/777
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    Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957
    The area around tiger stadium(CORKTOWN)is not as bad as you say it is. i live in southwest detroit so i know the area very well.

    My job requires that I use the sidewalks of the neighborhoods around where you live. I see it all -- firsthand -- five days a week -- different times of the day. Latest to exit that neighborhood will be it's largest supplier of vehicles down Trumbull.... ie.... Motor City Casino.

    In getting back to the discussion about your neighborhood, paying double to build something that includes part of the present stadium only makes sense in an economically flourishing neighborhood. There are parts of your neighborhood that's held up well -- where folks earn a pretty decent living. But the businees aspect around there is so small - overwhelmed by age, decay, unattractive open lots & overall lack of business/overall slew of new housing.

    It could possibly make sense in 10 years to do something so costly -- but not in 2006 Michigan & Trumbull's economic environment where Trumbull will see a 50% downturn in moving vehicles when Motor City vacates - versus that of increased use.

    Another words..... that street corner still has not seen bottom..... but ghost-town is coming thanks to Ilitches moving to greener pastures.

    :atthepc
    NostraFucious
    Last edited by Captain Cold Nose; 03-09-2006, 11:46 AM.

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  • POLO GROUNDS 1957
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    tiger stadium

    Originally posted by Damus/777
    It would be alot cheaper to tear it down & start over from scratch. You must minimize cost/investment in a new or refurbished facility that's engulfed by a depressed, near poverty level neighborhood that expands for many miles on 3 sides -- a large body of water & another country on the 4th side.

    :atthepc
    NostraFucious
    The area around tiger stadium(CORKTOWN)is not as bad as you say it is. i live in southwest detroit so i know the area very well.

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  • Damus/777
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    It would be alot cheaper to tear it down & start over from scratch. You must minimize cost/investment in a new or refurbished facility that's engulfed by a depressed, near poverty level neighborhood that expands for many miles on 3 sides -- a large body of water & another country on the 4th side.

    :atthepc
    NostraFucious
    Last edited by Damus/777; 03-08-2006, 07:16 PM.

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  • Paulmcall
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    It's too bad a non profit group can't purchase the site and use it as a multi purpose museum, a stadium with shops and a restaurant or two.
    There has never been an old stadium recycled into something useful.
    This is a great opportunity that is being wasted.

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