New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell continues to not allow any fans in the closed-roof Superdome. A total of roughly 750 people who are mainly family members of players have attended the Saints' three home games this season. Later, Newby planned to take the field as starting pitcher for West Bloomfield High School. Tiger Stadium opened with a capacity of 12,000 in 1924. Walter Tucker Sr. said both he and his grandson participate in PAL. Bob Selwa, who had attended games at the old Tiger Stadium from 1951 until 1999, said it wasn’t until Saturday morning that he had a chance to step out on the field and walk the bases, one by one. It is the home stadium of the LSU Tigers football team. Tiger Stadium, previously known as Navin Field and Briggs Stadium, was a baseball park located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. Everything—the bases, the configuration of the park, the flagpole—was exactly as Selwa, 76, of Detroit remembers. New Orleans Saints is a registered trademark of the New Orleans Saints LLC. It’s just crazy, like can’t believe it’s really happening, but it’s happening today.”. To see the Tiger Stadium site is interesting from a historical perspective, however, there is very little there other than a fence/gate and a field. Contact Hasan Dudar at hdudar@freepress.com. Named after Tigers catcher Charlie Bennett, t… With popular restaurants near by (Slows, Gold Cash Gold, The Sugar House and Mercury Burger & Bar), it may be worth a drive by if you're dining nearby. Eight children who won the Detroit PAL First Pitch Essay Contest threw ceremonial first pitches before an afternoon game between two PAL teams: the Aztecs and another team consisting of the Stars, Greyhounds, Detroit Yankees and Detroit Hurricanes. That would mean a maximum of 25,580 fans for the Saints, who have played three home games this season in a cavernous and quiet Mercedes-Benz Superdome in front of virtually no fans. His mother, Yolanda Moore, 43, of Royal Oak described it as a “blessing” to get to see her son take the mound Saturday afternoon on the historic grounds versus Martin Luther King, Jr. High School of Detroit. Bensel said the Saints have discussed the possible game moves with the NFL. © 2020 www.freep.com. By: John Sigler. BATON ROUGE, La. Could train depot be Ford's millennials magnet? The Saints, who beat the Los Angeles Chargers in a quiet dome 30-27 in overtime Monday night to go to 3-2 on the season, are next scheduled to play at home on Sunday, Oct. 25, at noon against Carolina. The park was razed after the 1911 season and replaced with 23,000-seat Navin Field. Tiger Stadium is paved with “Celebration Bermuda Grass,” a unique strain among its peers. - The silent Saints games may be about to pump up the volume. It was declared a State of Michigan Historic Site in 1975 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places … “It’s truly a blessing to see the hard work that we put in,” Moore said. While Kamara has played on similar Bermuda variants in road games with the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, and Chicago Bears, no NFL stadium … "Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance," Bensel said. In 1969, the Saints lost to Pittsburgh, 34-24, in a preseason game at Tiger Stadium. “It’s amazing,” youth-league pitcher Trenton Newby, 17, said shortly before his first anticipated game at the same location where the Detroit Tigers played from 1912-1999. "LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games, and we very much appreciate their partnership.". “We hope this corner is a beacon for corners across Detroit.”. The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Detroit Police Athletic League’s  new field — the Corner Ballpark and the Willie Horton Field of Dreams — occurred on the grounds of the old Tiger Stadium in Corktown. If the New Orleans Saints are going to begin playing home games at LSU’s Tiger Stadium, they won’t start until Week 11 at the earliest. “Just to take it away and it’s back, it’s great,” Walter Tucker said about the old Tiger Stadium site, later adding: “But it’s little league—but that’s just as great as the big ones.”. Tiger Stadium was designed by the father and son team of Frank C. Osborn and Kenneth H. Osborn. The Saints lost all four in Tiger Stadium. LSU has a home game against South Carolina the day before that at 3 p.m. "These are extraordinary times, and we are here to help our great neighbors in any way that we can," LSU associate athletic director Robert Munson said on Tuesday. Walter Tucker Sr., 65, of Detroit, who was there with his grandson, Keiyoun Tucker, 11, said he could feel “some type of energy” while sitting in the stands. Bob Selwa, who had attended games at the old Tiger Stadium from 1951 until 1999, said it wasn’t until Saturday morning that he had a chance to step out on the field and walk the bases, one by … The Saints beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-17, on Aug. 19, 1967, in Tiger Stadium in a preseason game in the franchise's first year. Sunday, Nov. 15, San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with New Orleans Saints or NFL Properties LLC. The Saints beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-17, on Aug. 19, 1967, in Tiger Stadium in a preseason game in the franchise's first year. The Free Press previously reported that Richey told residents at least 51% of activities will be devoted to youth, and that PAL will ensure there are daily public hours. The New Orleans Saints spoke with LSU officials on Tuesday about possibly moving some of the Saints home games this season into Tiger Stadium, where 25 percent of the 102,321 capacity is allowed in the outdoor arena by COVID-19 protocols. “This land was unique,” Levin said. There were so many discussions and we thought we’d lose it, but it was saved.”. In 1969, the Saints lost to Pittsburgh, 34-24, in a … Baseball began being played at this location in 1896 when Detroit owner Arthur Van Der Beck bought the club and constructed a 5,000 wooden ballpark. Perhaps one of the most popular stadiums in baseball history, Tiger Stadium was the home of the Detroit Tigers for nearly a century. It hosted the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball from 1912 to 1999, as well as the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1938 to 1974. But it will offer the field for private use during daytime hours when children are in school. “We hope this serves as a shining example of what kids in Detroit deserve to have,” Detroit PAL CEO Tim Richey said at the ceremony. "But there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved.". Prior to 1924, LSU played its home games at State Field, which was located on the old LSU campus in Downtown Baton Rouge. The Saints remaining home schedule follows: Munson said the two parties have not decided on a date for the first Saints game at LSU. The queen of diamonds. The Athletic’s Jeff Duncan reports that the Saints will remain at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Week 7’s game against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 25 after discussions between the Saints and LSU identified too many logistical issues in moving now. “We’re just thrilled,” said Selwa, who attended the opening ceremony with his wife Jane Selwa. The Saints played four home games in Tiger Stadium in the 2005 season, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. There was some controversy surrounding the development, including concerns about the turf -- which replaced the grass field -- and over whether the new site would leave enough time for youth leagues and the general public. All rights reserved. "We continue to have very productive discussions with the Saints organization, and, if need be, are prepared to host the Saints in Tiger Stadium this season.". Saints communications director Greg Bensel released a statement about possible Saints home games in Tiger Stadium on Tuesday. Construction began in June 2016, and the former Major League Baseball stadium was razed in 2009. PAL secured more than $20 million in donor gifts to build the Willie Horton Field of Dreams and the 8,500 square-foot headquarters and banquet hall, according to a PAL news release. The site will serve as the new headquarters and stadium for Detroit PAL, a non-profit that provides athletic, academic, and leadership programs for thousands of children each year. The ballpark as we know it today opened April 20, 1912, the same day as Fenway Park in Boston -- and five days after the RMS Titanic sank. The field is 9.5 acres and maintains the dimensions of the former field. “There was only one field like this in the world.”. “Like, Willie Mays played on this area. he offered to foot the bill for free pedicures, LSU Wire: Tigers coverage from USA TODAY Network, Report: Michael Thomas suffered Grade 1 hamstring strain, return vs. Bears in jeopardy, Saints call up two practice squad receivers as COVID-19 replacements, Sean Payton has the perfect response to Michael Thomas trade speculation, Michael Thomas trade rumor: Don't buy into the splash reports, Saints report no new positive COVID-19 results after Friday tests, Sunday Best: Saints reveal uniform combo for Week 7 vs. Panthers, Report: Bucs reach deal with Antonio Brown, to debut Week 9 vs. Saints, Saints designate backup WR Bennie Fowler to injured reserve, Final Saints vs. Panthers injury report: Michael Thomas ruled out, Sean Payton: About 20 team members near Emmanuel Sanders tested negative, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy.