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Detroit PAL selling bricks for Tiger Stadium site

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

Detroit — Baseball fans soon will be able to leave their lasting mark on The Corner of Michigan and Trumbull.

On Wednesday, the Detroit Police Athletic League is launching its brick fundraising campaign, with proceeds going toward the completion of the construction project at the old Tiger Stadium site.

There are three different-sized bricks available:

■ 4x8, with one-three lines of engraving: $150.

■ 8x8, with one-six lines of engraving: $250.

■ 12X12, with one-eight lines of engraving: $500.

Fans also can purchase a 4x4 replica tile, with the same engraving as the brick, for $25.

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Detroit PAL is rapidly progressing on the $20 million project, which will serve as PAL’s first permanent headquarters, and include a 2,500-seat stadium with an artificial-turf playing surface. Also in the works is a “Hall of Heroes,” to pay tribute to the legendary athletes who once called Tiger Stadium home.

The field will be called Willie Horton Field of Dreams, with Meijer as the presenting sponsor after pledging a gift of $750,000 earlier this year.

Ground was broken on the project last April, and the grand opening is tentatively scheduled for October.

Detroit PAL offers 11 athletic programs, with more than 14,000 boys and girls participating each year.