Today in Michigan History

April 22, 1938

Briggs Stadium was dedicated.

The several-year expansion of Navin Field was completed as the Detroit Tigers opened the new season. New construction added approximately 20,000 seats, pushing stadium capacity to more than 53,000 seats. The remodeled field was named for Walter O. Briggs Sr., the Tigers owner. Beginning in 1938, the Detroit Lions started playing their games at Briggs Stadium. They remained there until 1975, when the team moved to the Pontiac Silverdome.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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  1. I’ve always felt the Briggs Stadium name should have been kept. It was aclassic old time stadium.

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