Associated Press (US), October 27, 2000
Keanu Reeves To Film in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) - Keanu Reeves is expected in the Motor City this week to film scenes for his new movie, "Hardball."
The locale - Tiger Stadium, the old home of the Detroit Tigers.
The movie is based on the Daniel Coyle book "Hardball: A Season in the Projects," about volunteers coaching Little League baseball amid the violence of Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing complex. Reeves plays a coach.
In the scenes to be filmed in Detroit, Reeves' character brings his team to see a major league baseball game.
"Nationally, filmmakers are beginning to think of Detroit as a viable place to film," said Marilyn Wheaton, cultural affairs director for the city. "That makes us proud. That means people are beginning to see Detroit as a very nice place."
In August, actor Billy Crystal chose the retired Detroit ballpark to stand in for Yankee Stadium for his film "61."