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Tiger Stadium Preservation

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  • #61
    Plan b

    To all why is plan B still being mentioned. it has been said that plan B was dead.
    Last edited by POLO GROUNDS 1957; 10-01-2008, 02:53 PM. Reason: spelling
    LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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    • #62
      It looks like the plan has been hit with a devastating blow.
      http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...ETRO/810010423

      I am so confused. I thought Ernie LOVED the Stadium!
      Save Navin Field-It does no good to let it be another weed filled empty lot.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Larkin View Post
        It looks like the plan has been hit with a devastating blow.
        http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...ETRO/810010423

        I am so confused. I thought Ernie LOVED the Stadium!
        The problem here is that Ernie Harwell had a plan B that would have seen the whole stadium torn down and a muesuem built on the property.the plan B was shot down a couple of weeks ago.alot of people were and are against plan B
        LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
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        • #64
          Plan B was killed a few weeks ago, however its impact is lingering in that the individuals promoting that cost the Conservancy time and money (donations) which may not be recoverable. Will this kill the OTSC's plan? From what I'm hearing, no. It will make things more stressful, however!
          Jeff

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          • #65
            Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
            The problem here is that Ernie Harwell had a plan B that would have seen the whole stadium torn down and a muesuem built on the property.the plan B was shot down a couple of weeks ago.alot of people were and are against plan B

            I bet a lot of people donated to Ernie Harwell because they thought his plan would have saved the stadium and mostly because of his name. Not knowing that they were supporting knocking down the entire stadium.

            Until now, I never realized that Harwell's plan was actually in opposition to the conservancy.
            Vintage Photos of Detroit Ballparks:
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            • #66
              Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post
              I bet a lot of people donated to Ernie Harwell because they thought his plan would have saved the stadium and mostly because of his name. Not knowing that they were supporting knocking down the entire stadium.

              Until now, I never realized that Harwell's plan was actually in opposition to the conservancy.
              Doc, exactly. But how would you know until now? Check what has been written by the proponents of Plan B in the newspapers. They were clearly soliciting funds for preserving a portion of the Stadium, meaning the structure itself. But Plan B was to raze the entire Stadium. Hmmm. I'm sure you can draw your own conclusions.
              Jeff

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              • #67
                MofU Agreement/Funding Deadline

                This just received from the OTSC...



                Hello Friends of Tiger Stadium,

                To clarify all the news swirling around.. The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation have reached an agreement on terms in the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the preservation of the historic Navin Field grandstand and playing field at Michigan and Trumbull. Those terms provide a means for the Conservancy to hold title to the structure and a long term lease for use of the baseball field. While we expected to have a week to ten days to have all funds in place, the City of Detroit is holding firm to a drop dead date of Tuesday October 8, meaning all monies need to be in our bank account by Monday October 7.

                That said, the 10/9, 10/11 and 10/12 events are being canceled as the fundraisers will serve no purpose toward meeting our immediate goal. We appreciate your understanding. It is our expectation that members of the Tiger Stadium support network will help us step up to meet the deadline, but we still have a ways to go.

                Upon reaching our primary objective, there is every likelihood that we will schedule a celebration event at Baile Corcaigh for OTSC supporters and residents of the greater Corktown neighborhood. There is also the possibility that a public event will be held on the ballpark site in late October. Stay tuned.

                Rod Nelson, Administrator
                Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Inc.
                http://www.savetigerstadium.org
                Jeff

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Beech Cricker View Post
                  This just received from the OTSC...



                  Hello Friends of Tiger Stadium,

                  To clarify all the news swirling around.. The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation have reached an agreement on terms in the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the preservation of the historic Navin Field grandstand and playing field at Michigan and Trumbull. Those terms provide a means for the Conservancy to hold title to the structure and a long term lease for use of the baseball field. While we expected to have a week to ten days to have all funds in place, the City of Detroit is holding firm to a drop dead date of Tuesday October 8, meaning all monies need to be in our bank account by Monday October 7.

                  That said, the 10/9, 10/11 and 10/12 events are being canceled as the fundraisers will serve no purpose toward meeting our immediate goal. We appreciate your understanding. It is our expectation that members of the Tiger Stadium support network will help us step up to meet the deadline, but we still have a ways to go.

                  Upon reaching our primary objective, there is every likelihood that we will schedule a celebration event at Baile Corcaigh for OTSC supporters and residents of the greater Corktown neighborhood. There is also the possibility that a public event will be held on the ballpark site in late October. Stay tuned.

                  Rod Nelson, Administrator
                  Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Inc.
                  http://www.savetigerstadium.org
                  BRAVO!!!

                  Congratulations to all involved for your patience, persistance, and dedication in saving Navin/Tiger Stadium from total demolition.

                  It would be very poetic, if indeed a public event is held at the site, that perhaps former Tigers from the 1968 and 1984 World Champions could particpate. How quickly 40 and almost 25 seasons have passed.....

                  Dennis
                  BrooklynDodger14

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by brooklyndodger14 View Post
                    BRAVO!!!

                    Congratulations to all involved for your patience, persistance, and dedication in saving Navin/Tiger Stadium from total demolition.

                    It would be very poetic, if indeed a public event is held at the site, that perhaps former Tigers from the 1968 and 1984 World Champions could particpate. How quickly 40 and almost 25 seasons have passed.....

                    Dennis
                    BrooklynDodger14
                    Dennis,

                    I hope your congratulations are not premature. Note Rod's comment that "we still have a ways to go" in terms of funding.


                    All,

                    With that in mind if you are still considering making a donation, please do so quickly, as in before Monday when the funds need to be placed in the bank, per Rod's note. You can go to www.savetigerstadium.org to make such a donation. Every little bit helps.
                    Jeff

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                    • #70
                      10-5-2008

                      Copyrighted photo by
                      jeff feldmeier
                      allen park michigan
                      Attached Files
                      LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                      • #71
                        10-5-2008 photo 2

                        Copyrighted photo by
                        jeff feldmeier
                        allen park michigan
                        Attached Files
                        LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                        • #72
                          10-5-2008 photo 3

                          Copyrighted photo by
                          jeff feldmeier
                          allen park michigan
                          Attached Files
                          LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                          • #73
                            10-5-2008 photo 4

                            Copyrighted photo by
                            jeff feldmeier
                            allen park michigan
                            Attached Files
                            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                            • #74
                              Monday

                              To everyone the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy is still looking for donations for tuesdays deadline.they are close to the amount that they need to hold off of the Demolition of the rest of the stadium.if they cant meet this deadline the rest of the stadium will fall. please send a donation to

                              www.savetigerstadium.org
                              LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
                                To everyone the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy is still looking for donations for tuesdays deadline.they are close to the amount that they need to hold off of the Demolition of the rest of the stadium.if they cant meet this deadline the rest of the stadium will fall. please send a donation to

                                www.savetigerstadium.org
                                After receiving Rod Nelson's note on Friday, I was feeling quite positive regarding the city's Tuesday funding deadline. However, after receiving a few notes this morning, I understand the situation is not near so good. I don't know if the larger donors are getting cold feet or what but it appears we still have a sizeable funding gap. If you are still considering donating, please do so TODAY (Sunday). The money must be deposited in the escrow account tomorrow in order to meet the city's Tuesday deadline. Thank you very much for your support.
                                Jeff

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