Originally Posted by bigcitydude
i hope you guys go through less BS than what we here in Edmonton have gone through trying to get our new arena built downtown.
Years ago Mike Illitch had a Foxtown plan and it was to build 3 or 4 new stadiums and make the downtown the home for all Detroit sports teams.
The problem still remains as to what to do with the old unused structures as The Silverdome sits vacant, Tiger stadium is gone, and Joe Louis still holds conventions auto shows..as well as the Red Wings but The Palace is/was too new and no one thought it made sense to abandon that for a new stadium downtown.
The area is a mostly empty lot and vacant buildings currently and it would fill in that horrible blight along Woodward but really a bland design.