Detroit, MI -
In 2017, the Detroit Police Athletic League decided to turn the "Old Tiger Stadium” - The historic site where the Detroit Tigers use to play up until 1999 when they moved to Comerica Park – into a 20 million dollar youth sports facility and group headquarters. Shaw Sports Turf was chosen as the turf provider for this project and was thrilled to be involved with this important revitalization of a historic landmark.
Old Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009 and has now re-opened under the Detroit Police Athletic League - Detroit PAL. Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization that creates safe and positive environments for kids to play and develop. Detroit PAL hosts over 14,000 girls and boys in their youth programs with Old Tiger Stadium being their home facility now. It took the organization over two years to raise the funds to make the project a reality.
Shaw Sports Turf’s Momentum HP was selected as the turf product for the new facility, "The Corner Ballpark." The Momentum HP fiber system has what it takes to keep up with all the action. Using slit film technology, its interlaced structure holds down infill and reduces fly-out while maintaining a sturdy and reliable playing surface. The product has an optimized face weight for durability and performance. It also features the Ultraloc backing system for increased dimensional stability and improved tuft bind.
"We at Shaw Sports Turf are very excited for the growing Detroit PAL community and we're happy to be a part of this very exciting project for the city of Detroit. We look forward to seeing the kids enjoy their new home facility." - Jennifer Holton, Shaw Sports Turf Territory Manager for Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.