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Resource ID: #14413
Subject: Sports
Source: Metro Times (Detroit)
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Date: 4/23

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The story explores secret elements of the deal between the city of Detroit and the Detroit Tigers to build a new stadium. Among other things, the team owner was given the right to control parking for an area covering one-sixth of downtown Detroit; all tax revenues would go into stadium upkeep instead of public coffers; no other businesses would be allowed within the stadium's considerable "footprint"; and a legally questionable tactic was being used to seize the land of private citizens in order to turn it over to the team owner.

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