Tenant: Detroit Tigers (AL)
First Tigers game: April 25, 1901
First night game: Never
Last Tigers game: September 10, 1911 (Tiger Stadium was built on the site in 1912).
Capacity: 5,000 (1896); 8,500 (1901); 14,000 (1910).
Detroit Tigers tickets:
Location: Left field (W), National (Cochrane) Avenue; third base (S), Michigan Avenue; first base (E), Trumbull Avenue; right field (N), Cherry Street, in the Corktown neighborhood of downtown Detroit.
Fences: 10 feet.
Recommended Reading (bibliography):
- Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present by Josh Leventhal and Jessica Macmurray.
- The Ballpark Book: A Journey Through the Fields of Baseball Magic (Revised Edition) by Ron Smith and Kevin Belford.
- City Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and Baseball Parks by Philip Bess.
- Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark by Michael Gershman.
- Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks by Philip J. Lowry.
- Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields by Lawrence S. Ritter.
- Roadside Baseball: A Guide to Baseball Shrines Across America by Chris Epting.
- The Story of America's Classic Ballparks (VHS).
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Photograph of the 1907 World Series at Bennett Park courtesy of the Franklin Digital Collection.
Updated March 2000
Tickets to Detroit Tigers, NCAA Basketball Tournament, College Football Bowl, Paul McCartney, NCAA Football, Wicked Detroit, Cher Auburn Hills and Justin Timberlake Brooklyn provided by Ticket Triangle.
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