HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The historic Hamtramck Stadium is getting a multi-million dollar renovation.
The Wayne County Commission approved an $850,000 grant proposal, bringing the total to renovate the stadium to $2.6 million.
Other organizations involved include the Detroit Tigers Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Kresge Foundation and the Friends of the Historic Hamtramck Stadium.
The stadium also received nearly $500,000 through a National Park Service grant. It involved no county money.
In total, $2.6 million has been allocated to renovate the stadium, which was once the home of the Negro National League’s Detroit stars. The money will go to renovate the aging grandstands.
Construction on the grandstand begins this week and is scheduled to be completed around Nov. 15.