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How the desolation of Detroit sports venues could impact the city’s downtown economy

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Gary Shear
Comerica Park stood empty on March 30, which was supposed to be Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. Major League Baseball has delayed the start of its season amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Comerica Park sat silent and Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers passed un-celebrated as the city grapples with the COVID-19 crisis. Major League Baseball postponed the start of its season, following the cues of several other pro sports leagues. Detroit-based reporter Bill Shea covers the business of sports for The Athletic. He talked to Stateside about the ripple effects empty sports venues could have on Detroit's downdown economy. 

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