Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) broke ground at the site of Tiger Stadium at Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit on Wednesday.

Detroit PAL has raised $12 million of their $20 million goal. The $12 million will cover initial construction costs of the new headquarters and youth sports facility at the site.

The field will be called the Willie Horton Field of Dreams and is projected to open in the summer of 2017. Construction will begin later this month.

"This historic site will soon welcome a new era of young athletes thanks to the efforts of Detroit PAL and their major supporters," said Mayor Mike Duggan.

Police Chief James E. Craig added, "Whenever we can provide positive opportunities for kids to interact with Detroit police officers, we know it improves their perceptions and creates enduring relationships that impact their lives in the short and long term. This site will have a monumentally positive impact on our city and the youth of Detroit."