Williams: Hamtramck’s Negro League ballpark closer to rebirth

From Candice Williams at the Detroit News on August 2, 2017, with mention of SABR member Gary Gillette:

A historic Negro League ballpark in the city is another step closer to revitalization.

The city is seeking proposals from historic preservation teams to provide pre-development planning and design services for the Hamtramck Stadium in Veterans Memorial Park. The stadium sits on Dan Street off Joseph Campau.

The goal is to develop the city-owned stadium site into a multi-purpose facility for activities including organized sports events, pickup games and concerts.

Development of the site — the city’s largest green space — is much needed in the densely populated community, said Hamtramck City Planner Melanie Markowicz. The park is a draw for tennis, baseball and cricket.

Read the full article here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2017/08/02/hamtramck-negro-league-ballpark/104230552/

Originally published: August 3, 2017. Last Updated: August 3, 2017.