A years-long campaign to bring awareness about historic Hamtramck Stadium has led to a unique fundraising opportunity to restore the park through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The former home of the Detroit Stars is one of only five Negro National Leagues ballparks still standing in the United States. Read more here.
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Detroit rocker Jack White has lent his efforts toward helping restore Hamtramck Stadium, a Detroit-area ballpark that served as home for the Negro League’s Detroit Stars. Read more here. Watch news report here.
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 4, 2019
At the corner of Michigan and Trumbull avenues in Detroit (MI), a ballpark was built there in 1895 and was the site of professional baseball for more than 100 years. The Detroit Tigers made it their home in 1912, and it stayed that way until Sept. 27, 1999, when the last game was played at Tiger Stadium. Barely five miles away in the near north suburb of Hamtramck, the former home of the Negro League Detroit Stars has sat neglected and forgotten for at least two decades. Read more and view photos here.
The renovation of Hamtramck Stadium that was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams in the 1930s has its first corporate sponsor. Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium announced the $20,000 contribution Friday at the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon at Comerica Park. Read more here.
A community input meeting on plans to restore and redevelop a historic Negro League baseball stadium in Hamtramck (MI) drew dozens of residents Monday evening, including a group of youths from the Detroit enclave’s Bengali immigrant community. Read more here.
Old Hamtramck Stadium, located just north of General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 31, 2012. The field hosted the Negro League’s Detroit Stars baseball team from 1930-1937. Read more here and here. Learn about the stadium’s history here.