11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Tiger Stadium

Year Listed: 1991, 1992
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Threat: Demolition, Deterioration, Neglect, Poor Public Policy

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Detroit's Tiger Stadium at dusk.

Credit: Marvin Shaouni

 

Significance

Home of the American League Detroit Tigers baseball team, Tiger Stadium is an early 20th-century concrete and steel ballpark listed in the National Register for Historic Places. Beginning at the turn-of-the-century, baseball legends such a Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, Babe Ruth and Al Kaline packed the stadium. The landmark is a symbol for a city that has suffered major social, political and economic upheavals. Yet, the landmark structure is in danger of being demolished. Although the Tigers had a ballpark lease until the year 2008, Comerica Park replaced the downtown landmark in 2000, and the now-abandoned Tiger Stadium is in danger of being demolished.