Fans Take Pieces of Tiger Stadium
Sep. 09, 1999
DETROIT (AP) _ A Detroit baseball fan apparently feeling sentimental for the bathrooms at Tiger Stadium tried to make off with a urinal.
The Tigers play their last game at Tiger Stadium later this month, and police and stadium security say some fans have begun scavenging for nostalgic items.
Other than the man who tried to steal one of the trough-style urinals, other fans have been unscrewing oak armrests from Tiger Den seats and spiriting them out of the stadium, officials told the Detroit Free Press.
``For many people, going to Tiger Stadium was something that they did with their parents or with their dad, and it means a great deal to them,'' said Detroit police Lt. Shereece Fleming-Freeman. ``People just want a piece of anything.''
With 11 home games left at Tiger Stadium, the last Sept. 27 against Kansas City, some Detroit officials worry if anything will be left of the stadium by then.