In a decision by the mayor of Detroit, Tiger Stadium will get the wrecking ball by this Fall. This decision and future action is bittersweet, of course, as the stadium has so much history within it. However, something had to be done to a decaying building residing in the middle of the city:
In its place, Kilpatrick envisions a ring of retail shops and residential housing surrounding the historic playing field, which will be preserved as a nonprofit park and ball diamond.
The plan envisions saving a small part of the stadium near the corner of Michigan and Cochrane, which would be redesigned as a community welcome center displaying photographs and memorabilia of the Tigers.