HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A ballpark that when was house to the Negro Nationwide League’s Detroit Stars will endure renovations.
Wayne County commissioners have accepted an $850,000 grant proposal from County Govt Warren Evans for work on Historic Hamtramck Stadium. Hamtramck is an enclave of Detroit.
The $2.6 million restoration undertaking is also being funded by varied foundations and different teams.
Renovations are anticipated to start out this summer time and can embrace a brand new roof above the stadium’s grandstand and restored seating. The work is anticipated to be accomplished by the top of the 12 months.
Hamtramck Stadium opened in 1930, in accordance with the county.
The Stars had been amongst three Negro Leagues groups to play on the ball park. Evans mentioned Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige and different Negro League legends performed there.
“Hamtramck Stadium is hallowed floor, important to each Black historical past and baseball historical past,” Evans added.
It additionally served as the house ballpark for semi-pro, highschool and Little League groups, however largely has been unused because the Nineties.
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