DETROIT – The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation held a press conference Wednesday to unveil a concept under consideration for the former site of Tiger Stadium.
DEGC President George W. Jackson Jr. said the concept could include various retail, housing plans, and recreational baseball fields. Jackson mentioned a plan for multiple baseball fields, possibly catering to youth baseball leagues in the city.
"We would like to address several needs in the city, not just one," Jackson said. "Facilities will benefit everyone in the city of Detroit."
Jackson noted the DEGC has been in talks with The Parade Company for more interactive plans for the site, but nothing has been approved as of yet.
History of the stadium
When it opened in 1912, the stadium was originally called Navin Field. It was later renamed Briggs Stadium in 1938. It did not become Tiger Stadium until 1961.
It's been nicknamed "The Corner" for its location at Michigan and Trumbull avenues.
88 seasons after its opening the last game was played at Tiger Stadium on Sept.27, 1999, with a victory over Kansas City.
The last portion of Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009.