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Tiger Stadium : Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009 - (Paperback)

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Beginning in 1912, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, it expanded through the 20th century reflecting the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Architecture
Series Title: Mcfarland Historic Ballparks
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Sharon A. Hill
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2018
TCIN: 52812570
UPC: 9780786464487
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1373

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