The Detroit Police Athletic League’s (PAL) stadium under construction on Michigan Avenue in Corktown has a new presenting sponsor. The new facility located at the former Tiger Stadium will be called “The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient.”
Adient has given a multi-year gift of $2.8 million to PAL. It’s the largest in the history of the organization.
“Their support is going to help PAL improve and provide quality programming at every corner of Detroit, with a goal to increase the number of youth served from 13,830 in 2016 to 20,000 by 2020,” said Detroit PAL CEO Tim Richey. “Adient and the Adient Foundation have shown tremendous commitment to the city of Detroit and this gift will help provide PAL’s character-building programs to tens of thousands of kids each year at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient and all across Detroit.”
The new stadium will be home to PAL’s headquarters, the Willie Horton Field of Dreams that will have a 2,500-seat capacity, a banquet facility, leadership center, dugouts, and locker rooms.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Meijer will support the Willie Horton Field of Dreams for $750,000.
Earlier reports peg opening for early September of this year.
In 2016 PAL provided programming for over 13,000 Detroit youth. They currently offer a variety of sports that include baseball, softball, T-ball, coach pitch, football, cheer, and soccer.