Tiger Stadium Scrap Is Being Recycled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Nearly all of the demolished stadium will be used again.

** FILE** An Aug. 2, 2007, file photo shows Tiger Stadium in Detroit. With the awarding of a demolition contract Tuesday, April 22, 2008, by the City of Detroit, the debate over old Tiger Stadium is shifting to whether to knock down all of the historic ballpark or to save a corner of it. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) -- Going to a baseball game in Detroit used to mean heading to Michigan and Trumbull, the intersection that became shorthand for Tiger Stadium.
Go there today, and all that remains is a small slice of the arena that once drew throngs of fans to see legends like Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg play.
The rest of the ballpark, which hosted thousands of games between 1912 and 1999, has been demolished, loaded into trucks and driven away.
But it's not gone forever.
Bits and pieces of the old stadium may soon turn up in the body of a new Ford F-150 truck or underneath a freshly paved Wal-Mart parking lot in the suburbs.
More than 94 percent of the demolished part of the stadium is being recycled. That includes over 11-point-four million pounds of steel and almost 17-point-four million pounds of concrete and other debris.

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