CHICAGO -- Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and a group of city business leaders have called for the establishment of a stadium authority that would include the city, Wayne County, and Michigan to "plan, finance, build, and manage" a new baseball stadium for the Detroit Tigers.

The idea of a stadium authority was embraced by Mayor Young at a press conference called by a business task force on Wednesday. But Wayne County Executive Edward McNamara, who has been developing a financing plan for the stadium, contended the county would have to own the facility.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.