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Detroit PAL Corner opening at site of Old Tiger Stadium this weekend

Posted: 5:58 AM, Mar 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-23 10:10:57-04

It's been almost two decades since the final game at Tiger Stadium in Corktown, but this weekend will see the first game with the opening of the Detroit Police Athletic League stadium dubbed the Detroit PAL Corner.

There are two days of events leading up to Saturday's ribbon-cutting ceremony. Everything at the site is new and it's all for Detroit kids. On Friday morning, they'll hold a breakfast.

The state-of-the-art stadium will give kids from Detroit the opportunity to play baseball on a historic field. The Detroit PAL offers 11 different athletic programs helping more than 13,000 boys and girls every year. 

They started fundraising for this in 2016 and last year, they broke ground.

On Friday, they will recognize ver 100 donors unveiling a wall that will be at the stadium entrance. Later they will have a private dinner and public event called the afterglow from 9-12. Tickets are $75.

The official grand opening will happen at 10 a.m. Saturday. They'll have several activities going on.