City council delays vote on Tiger Stadium's fate

A Detroit City Council vote on the fate of Tiger Stadium has been delayed to allow more time for preservationists to reach an agreement with a development group.

The council had been expected to take up the issue of whether to proceed with the complete demolition of the old ballpark Tuesday morning.

But the council broke for lunch without a vote.

Instead, it told leaders of the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy and the quasi-public Detroit Economic Growth Corp. to meet privately and work out a deal that could result in a slice of the stadium being saved.

The conservancy says it has raised enough money for its restoration plan. But DEGC officials say the specifics of their agreement with preservationists have not been met.

Crews began demolishing the stadium last month.


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