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Final chapter for Tigers stadium

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Demolition continues on Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Monday, June 8, 2009. Nearly a decade after the final major league game there and hours after a judge refused to stop the historic ballpark's demolition, crews began to tear away chunks of the upper deck along the former third base line, causing debris to rain down. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) S3 s3stadium 5.69"x4" color

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Crews tear into the upper deck of Tiger Stadium after Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards rejected a request by the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy to prevent the demolition.

The judge ruled it was unlikely the group could come up with $33.4 million for a proposed redevelopment project. The stadium first opened in 1912. The park should be leveled in 30 days.


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