Detroit PAL to Celebrate New Stadium Grand Opening

Home run. Touchdown. Goal.

The Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) created a huge assist for it's 14,000 youth. 

As Ambassador to Detroit P.A.L., I am excited to co-host the public grand opening of their newest Corktown headquarters and stadium.  Thank you to all the contributors, supporters, and volunteers who helped this non-profit organization get to this point. 

After 18 years, the historic corner and land of our former World Champion Detroit Tigers, will be officially named The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient.

The final game at Tiger Stadium was played on September 27, 1999, between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers were victorious 8–2.

Join us Saturday, March 24, 2018 for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, games, and giveaways - starting at 9 a.m.

Detroit's future is now in play.

*Official Release*

Detroit Police Athletic League To Celebrate Grand Opening of The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient The Detroit-based nonprofit to officially open The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient on March 24, 2018 

Detroit, MI – March 19, 2018 – Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) is thrilled to announce the public grand opening of their newest Corktown headquarters and stadium on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The brand new facility, officially named The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient, will be open to the public at 9am and will celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. 

“This is a very exciting time for Detroit PAL and the city of Detroit,” said Tim Richey, CEO of Detroit PAL. “With the help of our generous donors, we have been able to build a new home for PAL and our 14,000 girls and boys. This new stadium is a statement to PAL’s commitment to the sports and programs we offer and the youth of Detroit.” 

Fundraising for the development plans began in 2016, after the Detroit Economic Development Corp. approved a memorandum of understanding, granting PAL rights to the 9.5 acre field. In two years, PAL secured over $20 million in donor gifts to construct the 8,500 sq. foot headquarters and banquet hall, and build a state-of-the-art baseball field, which maintained the original dimensions of the former field. 

Naming sponsors of the new stadium include: 

• Adient – Corner Ballpark naming rights 

• Meijer – Willie Horton Field of Dreams naming rights 

The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin on the field at 10 a.m. and will be feature speeches from PAL supporters and community leaders, including Richey, Mayor Mike Duggan, Chief James Craig and former Senator Carl Levin. Guests will be able to tour the new facility and field, enjoy family-friendly activities, and watch baseball games between local Metro Detroit high school teams. 

Celebrations for the new stadium will also take place on Friday, March 23 with the unveiling of the new donor wall, designed by Erik and Israel Nordin of the Detroit Design Center and the Michigan Sports Legacy Conservancy at 8:30 a.m., and an invite-only MVP dinner, celebrating PAL supporters that evening. 

About Detroit Police Athletic League: Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 14,000 children each year. With roots dating back to 1969, our group works to create safe and  Media Contact: Yasmin Tekyi-Mensah c: 248-996-0204 supportive places for kids to play. We also train and certify more than 1,700 volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors to the city’s youth. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs. We strive to achieve four important goals for our kids: Young people with high character, Young people who lead active and healthy lifestyles, Young people who give back in their community, Young people with positive relationships with police officers. For more information, please visit


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