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Tiger Stadium sign lives on

Tiger Stadium neon sign

The neon Tiger Stadium sign put up when the ballpark was renamed in 1961 is back in working order at the Detroit Historical Museum.

After John Fetzer took full control of the Tigers, the name of the ballpark was changed from Briggs Stadium to Tiger Stadium, and to alert fans to the new name, a large neon sign was installed at the ballpark.

When the ballpark was demolished in 2009, the sign was taken down and donated to the museum.

Alas, visitors to the World Series won’t be able to make a side trip to the museum: it’s closed until Nov. 23 for renovations.

Image by Joseph Novak via, taken in 2006.

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