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Preserving Tiger Stadium

The heart of Detroit is back. Now it's time to save its soul: Tiger Stadium.

Originally Published: April 26, 2011
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

It's early on a foggy, tranquil Sunday morning in Detroit. Inside the abandoned lot that used to be Tiger Stadium, I'm making my way, slowly, toward the massive, iconic center-field flagpole, the only piece of the structure still standing. Featured in the Chrysler/Eminem "Imported From Detroit" Super Bowl commercial, the 125-foot steel pole once stood at the foot of the stadium's bleachers, the super-cheap, sun-drenched seats where I spent many a day as a kid.

I left Detroit ...

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