Harwell makes case for saving Tiger Stadium
Fame sportscaster Ernie Harwell made his case for saving Tiger Stadium from the
wrecking ball, telling City Council members today he would be willing to
mediate between them and groups wanting to preserve the venerable ballpark.
asked the council to postpone any decision on the stadium’s future until after
the council returns in September.
council members decided to vote later today on whether to turn over the stadium
project to the public-private Detroit Economic Growth Corp.
council long has been trying to decide what to do with the ballpark.
Kwame Kilpatrick has sought to demolish part of it to help redevelop a
neighbourhood in need of new stores and homes.
Stadium – under several names – has stood at the corner of
since 1912. It has been empty since team owner Mike Ilitch moved the ballclub
Park in 2000.
officials have said security and maintenance costs
Detroit $25,000 each month.