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.
Officials are moving toward a plan to renovate Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark. The city has hired Smith Group JJR for $76,900-plus to create a pre-development plan as a precursor to any construction. Read more here.
A new 12-acre park at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches called Lincoln Park — a tribute to the Negro Leagues field in the north end of the city — is expected to open during spring training. Read more and view photos here.
Historic preservation, like baseball, involves some swings and misses. Just ask the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, the group trying to save Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark. Read more here.
The long-awaited restoration of Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) moved a step closer on Tuesday morning with the ground breaking of the first major phase of construction at the historic ballfield in the corner of Maple and Liberty Streets. Read more here.
The Paterson (NJ) City Council refused on Tuesday night to provide the financing for a $1.5 million Hinchliffe Stadium renovation contract that it had approved a week earlier. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
This new year could mark the start of a new life for the historic Hamtramck Stadium, one of the nation’s few remaining Negro League ballparks. Read more and watch video report here. View street view here. Visit Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium here.