Monday, November 9, 2015

City Council hearing Nov. 19 on the future of Navin Field, site of historic Tiger Stadium


Come voice your support at Detroit City Council Thursday, November 19, for the preservation of a public park at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, site of historic Tiger Stadium.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, on the 13th Floor of the CAYMAC (aka the City County Building), Detroit City Council will discuss the transfer of the Tiger Stadium site, (a.k.a. Navin Field) to the Detroit Economic Development Corporation.

This will be your only chance to let Council know how important it is to preserve this beautiful, historic green space in the heart of Detroit's oldest neighborhood. (You'll have one to two minutes to speak your piece, so come armed with compelling stories of "The Corner."

**We encourage you to focus not on the history of the site, but on the health and safety of our children and the health of our environment. Detroit does not need nine acres of lush, green grass torn apart and replaced with nine acres of plastic.**

(That's not preservation. That's demolition.)

It is CRITICAL that we get a good turnout on the 19th, so please join us to show your support for real grass and the preservation of a public park (as called for in Senator Carl Levin's $3.8 million earmark).

We ask that you voice your respect for Detroit PAL. PAL's mission is an admirable mission and an honorable mission, one we can all support. But we simply cannot support their idea of destroying historic Navin Field.

Please share this event with your friends and family and all supporters of green spaces and public parks to speak up and speak out.

In the meantime, we ask that you please contact Detroit City Council by phone or by email to express your concern over the fate of Navin Field ... before it's long gone:


President Brenda Jones

Stephen Grady, Ms. Jones' Chief of Staff

Councilman Gabe Leland
(313) 224-2151

Councilwoman Mary Sheffield
(313) 224-4505

Councilman Scott Benson
(313) 224-1198

Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López
(313) 224-2450 
Janeé Ayers
(313) 224-4248

Councilman George Cushingberry
(313) 224-4535

Councilman James Tate
(313) 224-1027

Councilman Andre Spivey
(313) 224-4841 

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