Monday, June 8, 2009

Judge lifts Tiger Stadium's stay of execution

While I was posting, the case was decided ...

Judge lifts Tiger Stadium's stay of execution

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has lifted Tiger Stadium's stay of execution.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards rejected a request Monday morning by a nonprofit group to issue an injunction preventing further demolition of the historic Detroit ballpark.

Edwards agreed with attorneys for the city that the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy has little chance of raising enough money for a proposed $33.4 million redevelopment project.

Detroit Economic Growth Corp. executive vice president Waymon Guillebeaux (GEE'-ah-boh) said that demolition would resume immediately...

oh woe, hoe, whoah

A backhoe drops a concrete block to break up the seating area at Tiger Stadium in Detroit on Friday, June 5, 2009.

... The demolition of Tiger Stadium was halted by a judge Friday, just hours after crews began tearing down what's left of the historic ballpark. Wayne County Circuit Judge Isidore Torres issued a temporary restraining order, said Robert Rossbach, spokesman for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. The injunction was requested by the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, a nonprofit group ... AP

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Remainder Of Tiger Stadium To Be Demolished

Sad news, just in. T/C: Brian Borawski

Posted: Tuesday, 02 June 2009 12:46PM

Remainder Of Tiger Stadium To Be Demolished

Detroit (WWJ) -- The effort to save a portion of Tiger Stadium has been thrown out by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Members voted 7-to-1 Tuesday morning in favor of tearing down what's left of the ballpark at Michigan and Trumbull.

Speaking live on WWJ, Gary Gillette of the Tiger Stadium Conservancy, says the vote is a bombshell, adding that Michigan Senator Carl Levin was able to get federal money to help turn part of the park into a museum.

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