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Detroit Historical Society displaying lettering from former Tiger Stadium at Historical Museum

10/23/2012 12:34 EDT | Updated 12/23/2012 05:12 EST
DETROIT - The Detroit Historical Society is putting original lettering from the former Tiger Stadium on display.

The large letters spelling out the stadium's name were being installed Tuesday inside the new Allesee Gallery of Culture at the Detroit Historical Museum, which is undergoing renovation.

Tiger Stadium opened in 1912 as Navin Field. The Tigers left for Comerica Park after the 1999 season. The last portion of city-owned Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009.

The Detroit Historical Society earlier obtained the lettering along with other artifacts from the stadium for preservation following a request from the City of Detroit.

The Detroit Historical Museum is scheduled to reopen Nov. 23.

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