Monday June 30, 2008
DETROIT (AP) -- The tearing down of historic Tiger Stadium has
begun. Demolition crews have punched at least one hole in the side of
the stadium, which was closed following the 1999 season.
A back-hoe could be seen removing trash and other debris from
the interior of the old ballpark situated on the corner of Michigan
and Trumbull Avenues. While the wrecking ball swings, an August 1st deadline still stands for nonprofit group trying to raise funds to save part of the stadium. Fans have bought close to 7,000 pairs of seats from Tiger Stadium worth a total of more than 2 million dollars during a
memorabilia auction last year. The park opened in 1912 as Navin Field. Babe Ruth hit his 700th career home run there in 1934.