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Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead

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Photo - Members of the  Detroit River Belles Ladies Vintage Base Ball Club and  the Derby Dimesare line up prior to the game for introductions on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Detroit.  The special charity baseball game was played at Old Tigers stadium.  (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Regina H. Boone)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES
Members of the Detroit River Belles Ladies Vintage Base Ball Club and the Derby Dimesare line up prior to the game for introductions on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Detroit. The special charity baseball game was played at Old Tigers stadium. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Regina H. Boone) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES
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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit officials have approved a preliminary agreement to redevelop part of the former site of Tiger Stadium that would include a youth baseball field and offices.

The city's Economic Development Corp. on Monday announced the agreement with nonprofit youth sports organization Detroit PAL and the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy.

Detroit PAL would build a new headquarters at the site near the youth baseball field, which would roughly cover the same area used by the Detroit Tigers for their field. Two additional areas will be kept open for possible future residential, retail or commercial redevelopment.

Tiger Stadium opened in 1912 as Navin Field. The Tigers left for Comerica Park after the 1999 season. The last portion of the stadium was demolished in 2009, but people still use the field.

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