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Group must show it can raise $27M

Updated: January 21, 2009, 11:42 AM ET
Associated Press

A nonprofit group's plan to transform what remains of old Tiger Stadium into a commercial and educational center has received preliminary approval from the city of Detroit.

The Economic Development Corp. granted approval to the project's budget and plan in a letter dated Friday to Thomas Linn, president of the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy.

After months of uncertainty about the prospects for saving part of the historic ballpark, "now there is a clear sense of 'yes, we can,' " ...

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