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Plans move forward for redevelopment of Tiger Stadium site

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DETROIT (AP) -

The Detroit Police Athletic League says an April groundbreaking is planned for its new headquarters and youth sports facility at the site of the old Tiger Stadium.

Russ Russell, chief advancement officer for Detroit PAL, tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1PwbJkq ) they'll be "up and running in a year."

The nonprofit's headquarters will be an L-shaped structure that partially encloses the historic playing field, which will be used for baseball and other youth sports. On the opposite side of the field, developer Eric Larson plans a residential and retail project that could break ground this year.

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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