UPDATE, MONDAY, JUNE 8
We will be issuing an official statement on this loss later today.
An injunction has been granted and the demolition ceased late Friday afternoon, with a hearing to follow on Monday morning. The link in the update below has more information on this developing situation.
Please read to the end of the post for information on how to contact Detroit's Mayor and City Council to ask them to stop this needless demolition.
Despite the fact that demolition was scheduled to begin as early as Monday, June 8th, we recently learned that the City of Detroit has moved up its schedule and demolition in fact began the afternoon of June 5th at 3:45 pm Eastern Time.
Please express your outrage at this action by contacting Mayor Dave Bing's office at 313-224-3400.
Thank you for your support on this issue.
Yesterday, my colleague Royce from the Midwest Office wrote about the plight of Tiger Stadium -- where bulldozers had appeared suddenly in response a vote by the city of Detroit's economic development arm to follow through with complete demolition of the remaining portion of the stadium.
Today, we're asking you to join other preservationists, baseball enthusiasts, and local activists in taking action to save Tiger Stadium.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Call the Mayor's Office
Mayor Dave Bing's office can be reached at 313-224-3400. He needs to know that you support protection of Tiger Stadium, and that it is important to the City of Detroit and people across the nation.