Tiger Stadium is the home of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. The Detroit Tigers are known to be a professional baseball team based in Detroit. They are known to compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the American League Central division. It will interest you to know that since their inception they have been known to win four World Series championships.
Tiger Stadium to be specific in baseball as we all know is the home stadium of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. It had been the home of the League team since the year 2000 till date. The stadium is known to have been named after Comerica Bank which was founded in Detroit.
In the year 1984, the stadium was established. Prior to that, the Tigers were committed to playing their games near the intersection of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in the Corktown district of Detroit ever since Bennett Park’s opening in 1896. Following that, Tigers owner Frank Navin issued a directive for the construction of a new ballpark to be located on the same site. After that, in 1912, the Tiger Stadium, as it is now called, was officially opened.
In 1997, in October, there was a ceremony to officially break ground on the new stadium. After that, on April 11, 2000, the inaugural game on the field took place against the Seattle Mariners.
When Did They Tear Down Tiger Stadium?
After the final game was played there on September 27, 1999, the park remained empty until June 30, 2008, when demolition work started.