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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 (Regina H. Boone)

Members of the Detroit River Belles Ladies Vintage Base Ball Club, Chloe "Half Pint" Judnich, 10, back left, Evette "Scrappy" Grifforce, 36, center, and the team's captain, and Darlynn "Wolverine" Kilburn, 34, get their line up in order at Old Tigers stadium in Detroit Sunday, July 13, 2014. The team is playing a benefit game against the Derby Dimes, an Ann Arbor Roller Derby team benefiting "Alternatives for Girls." (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Regina H. Boone) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES (Regina H. Boone)

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Andrew Abbeduto, of Boston, throws a ball to his fiancee Regan Rappa, of Boston, while visiting the former location of Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza) DETROIT NEWS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT (Ryan Garza)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, David Foster of Middleville, Mich., bats with his friends as they play baseball at the former location of Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza) DETROIT NEWS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT. (Ryan Garza)
Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead
Plans move forward to redevelop former site of Tiger Stadium with youth field, offices

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 15, 2014 at 7:04 a.m.

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.