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Detroit PAL Site Re-energizes the Old Tiger Stadium Field

By Brianna Smiley

Imagine hosting your next event at the same spot where the Detroit Tigers played games in two World Series.

The Corner Ballpark, located at the site of the old Tiger Stadium west of downtown Detroit, is a refreshing space that still holds all of its original charm and history.

The Corner Ballpark officially began renting its baseball field last March and its grand opening was held last May. The venue is both a sports arena and an event venue owned by the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building character in kids.

One of the goals of the stadium’s restoration was to provide the PAL with the opportunity to host league games consistently at a facility of its own. With more than 10,000 kids participating in 13 different sports throughout the year with Detroit PAL, the stadium is a safe space to experience memorable events.

“We’ve been able to provide a new space that captures a lot of history,” says Elise Dishman, event coordinator for the Detroit PAL. “We’re providing a safe space for kids and the sporting community within a historical landmark that’s been restored to its original appeal. Everyone who visits has their own story to share about the ballpark.”

The venue features a 5,720-square-foot banquet space two full-service kitchens, various flat-screen TVs, A/V and sound capabilities and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the field. The space can accommodate 300 people seated or more for a reception-style event. Two boardrooms have views of the baseball diamond and events can be held directly on the field in warmer months.