$583k for an 80,000-seat stadium
Posted 16 November 2009 - 04:11 PM
Though I'm a bit miffed that the Detroit stadium that got saved was this one and not Tiger Stadium.
Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:10 PM
Detroit's "leaders" should be ashamed for not thinking forward. Cut too many deals with the Big Three and Unions at the same time and look where it got them.
Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:33 PM
The Tigers owner got involved, even though his team had departed the stadium and he hadn't done any upkeep on it since the early 90's -- the deal was Detroit would pay the running costs while he managed the venue -- and threw a huge fit. He didn't want Tiger Stadium competing with Comerica Park for money, in fact, he's so jealous of other teams that he intentionally angled the new park so that Ford Field isn't visible -- and you KNOW you have personal issues if you're jealous of the Lions. I think it's the only MLB stadium that faces south.
Edited by Bobby, 17 November 2009 - 12:39 PM.