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Tue June 2, 2009
Detroit commission votes to level Tiger Stadium
DETROIT (AP) – DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit city commission has voted to demolish the section of Tiger Stadium left standing after much of the historic ballpark was knocked down last year.
The city's Economic Development Corp. board voted 7-1 on Tuesday to authorize the complete demolition of the stadium.
Detroit Economic Growth Corp. vice president Waymon Guillebeaux says the stadium will be leveled as soon as a contract is negotiated with a contractor.
Tiger Stadium opened in 1912 as Navin Field. The Tigers departed for nearby Comerica Park after the 1999 season.
Much of the stadium was demolished last year. But a section stretching from dugout to dugout was spared while a nonprofit group tried to raise money to redevelop the remaining structure.