By Sheryl Levitt
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter
In April 2016, you will be able to live in the Cooley Law School Stadium outfield. A four-story building is in the midst of being built along the back of the ballpark. This new project will contain 84 apartments, 15 of which are already leased. A Unique Concept
According to Nick Grueser, general manager of the Lansing Lugnuts, this has been an idea long in the making. A few years ago, thoughts were floating around about adding an apartment complex to the stadium, but there just didn’t seem to be enough room.
The city of Lansing is mandated to renovate the Cooley Law School Stadium that houses Lansing’s minor league baseball stadium, but a local developer proposes a $22 million plan that would add a restaurant and apartments directly outside the stadium. City officials announced last Wednesday, March 12 that the proposal would include renovations to the stadium and residential apartments overlooking the outfield. The plan is set to take place over the next two seasons, The Lansing State Journal reports. It will be completely ready to open in 2016 on opening day, Lansing Lugnuts General Manager Nick Grueser said. Grueser said the project would take place in two phases, the first floor of the stadium complete by opening day in 2015, and floors two through five complete by 2016.