Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer did not wait for his planned demolition of historic Tinker Field before parking cars on the field for the Citrus Bowl. But the latest example of disrespect to the historic field by Dyer and the City of Orlando not only hit hard at home in the midst of… [read more]
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The year-long controversy surrounding the fate of Tinker Field, the most historic of Orlando’s public venues, will be revisited by the Orange County Commission in an official discussion at an upcoming January meeting.
Historic Tinker Field is still in big trouble. Earlier tonight, WFTV Channel 9 News aired an interview where Mayor Dyer admitted the Tinker Field demolition will move forward as planned. Dyer said the demolition was just delayed, not prevented. Tinker Field has been a part of Orlando history for 100 years… [read more]
The Orlando Monarchs and the City of Orlando were selected to host the Inner City Baseball Classic and the Black World Series for the next three years. This is even more reason why Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando should invest in preserving and renovating historic Tinker Field.… [read more]
Earlier this week, the Orlando City Council decided to defer action related to historic Tinker Field until a later date. Many local residents spoke out at the Monday morning City Council workshop and agenda review meeting. These residents voiced their concerns to Commissioners and rallied to save Tinker Field. However, Mayor Dyer’s… [read more]
Tinker Field, the most historic of all the Orlando Venues, survived another attempt by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Community Venues to destroy and redevelop the site. Mayor Dyer soon saw the writing on the wall. Dyer knew he was losing and would not have the votes when he was forced… [read more]
The fate of historic Tinker Field is set to be decided on Monday by the Orlando City Council according to word from City Hall. Mayor Buddy Dyer will also host a presentation on “Why the City should demolish Tinker Field” during a workshop at the Agenda Review meeting starting at 10am… [read more]
The future doesn’t look good for local history in Orlando. As the Tinker Field controversy continues, it looks like Bob Carr Performing Arts Center — or the old Orlando Municipal Auditorium — is also on Buddy Dyer’s chopping block. According to the City of Orlando’s Creative Village Master Development Plan,… [read more]
Take a look at Orlando’s historic Tinker Field re-imagined as a VIP parking lot for the Citrus Bowl. In this rendering from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s “Community Venues Master Plan: Phase 3” from 2006, residents get a glance of how the city will remember 100 years of local history.
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at historic Tinker Field during King’s only visit to Orlando. I was proud to go down to Tinker Field to remember the moment. The West Orlando News coverage is a must-read, including quotes from Dr. Charlie Jean Salter who… [read more]