Monday, June 30, 2008

Tiger Stadium will soon be Looong Gone

Only in Detroit can they take something and make nothing out of it.

Tiger Stadium, the once great home of our beloved Tigers is being dismantled this month. The stadium, considered by many to be a grand ballpark and to many an eye sore as well, was abandoned in 1999 when Mike Illitch moved the team into Comerica Park.

Okay, okay, I'll admit that the stadium maybe couldn't be saved or renovated. But come on do we need another empty space. Why can't a piece of the stadium be saved for posterity? Or if the stadium could have been saved, why not have used it for outdoor concerts. Also what if a developer buys the property and backs out of the deal with the city at the last minute? Then you will another empty lot in Detroit. Doesn't the city have a enough of those already.

If Kwame Kilpatrick had used his brains instead of his loins, the city should have thought this through before the stadium is demolished. If I were head of this project, I would have done everything to renovate the ball park. If not, I would have saved part of the stadium for posterity and had a developer in a locked contract so that they couldn't back out.

Instead the ballpark is history and once again Kwame screwed with Detroit.

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