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HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: June 30 – July 5

The #Tigers host the Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game series (June 30-July 2) and will finish up the homestand with a three-game weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays (July 3-5). Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s games are scheduled for 7:08 p.m., while Thursday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s games start at 1:08 p.m.

Get your Tigers tickets for the 2015 season at Comerica Park now! Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

STARS AND STRIPES: Join the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and celebrate America’s independence during the week of June 30-July 5. The ticket package includes an upper box infield ticket as well as a Detroit Tigers Fourth of July t-shirt. For more information regarding the ticket package visit tigers.com or to order 15 or more tickets please contact Matt Capone at matt.capone@detroittigers.com.

#VOTETIGERS: Voting is open now through July 2 and fans are encouraged to vote early and often. Miguel Cabrera regained his lead for first baseman this past week, while Yoenis Cespedes is closing in on an outfield start. Other Tigers players are near the tops of their position lists, so make your 35 votes count and VOTE TIGERS! Fans around the world can cast their votes for position starters 35 times by visiting tigers.com/vote.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • For traffic updates fans can find alerts and alternative routes at tigers.com, and visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and fans can follow @tigers on Twitter. We recommend tuning to WWJ 950 AM for up-to-the-minute updates on traffic alerts and closures.
  • Fans can also check with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Detroit Department of Transportation for real-time road closures and detours atwww.michigan.gov/mdot and download the Mi Drive app. and you can also visit http://www.m-1rail.com

PAWS TRACKS TO COMERICA PARK:

  • Please remember to avoid delays, that it’s best to arrive early to Comerica Park.
  • Traffic patterns may be modified at the discretion of law enforcement agencies.
  • Tigers gameday and event traffic patterns go into effect a minimum of three hours prior to start time.

Tuesday, June 30 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:08 PM

  • The Play Baseball Detroit Day at Comerica Park is an on-field ceremony designed to help bring recognition and exposure to all of the components of the Play Baseball Detroit program. “Play Baseball Detroit” is a comprehensive urban youth baseball outreach program dedicated to encouraging and supporting youth baseball and softball programs in the greater Detroit region. The multi-faceted program features equipment collections, school rallies, youth clinics and a competitive tournament to encourage and develop our region’s young athletes into the baseball stars of tomorrow. Launched in 2008 with the financial assistance of Detroit Tigers players, the program continues to be funded by the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. Play Baseball Detroit Day program will feature youth ball players from the Tiny Tigers, Baseball FUNdamentals, Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship and Team Tigers programs. The ceremony also features Juan Carlos Sanchez the 2015 Team Tigers Coach of the Year, an award to recognize a Team Tigers Coach for his/her dedication and commitment to Youth Baseball or Softball, and Jimmy Settles the 2015 Champions Award Winner recognizing an individual for his/her long standing dedication and profound impact on the Game of baseball and softball.
  • Verlander’s Victory for Veterans: When Justin Verlander takes the mound at Comerica Park, he strives for victory. This season, his outings on the hill take on a new meaning. For each of his home starts, Verlander hosts Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheer on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander’s personal luxury suite. After serving our country, the special day provides American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans share 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Food and beverage is provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans receive a personalized welcome letter from Verlander and a Verlander’s Victory for Veterans t-shirt. When you see Verlander on the mound, he is not only playing for his team and Tigers fans around the world, he is also playing for America’s heroes.
  • Kinsler’s Kids: Through the program, the Kinsler family hosts 90 guests in partnership with The Birthday Party Project who brings joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays.During the summer months, The Birthday Party Project will celebrate its monthly birthday parties at Comerica Park with all the bells and whistles. All guests are treated to a Detroit Tigers game, receive ballpark fare dinner, a cupcake and a Kinsler’s Kids t-shirt. The children celebrating their birthdays that month also receive a personalized authentic Detroit Tigers jersey and an autographed photo signed by Ian Kinsler. The children and families are selected by The Birthday Party Project in conjunction with Coalition on Temporary Shelter.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Specialist Derek Allgier of the United States Army from Genoa, OH. Specialist Allgier recently returned from deployment in the Middle East. During his first deployment in South Korea, he received an Army Achievement Medal Award. He has proudly served the United States Army for three years.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by University of Michigan’s head football coach, Jim Harbaugh.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist, Michael Greene.

Wednesday, July 1 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:08 PM

  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Yoenis Cespedes Bobblehead, courtesy of Frito-Lay. 11379743_1620299741541406_948378922_n
  • Willie Horton Scholarship Award Ceremony: The Tigers created this annual scholarship in 2000 in honor of hometown hero and former Tiger Willie Horton. Each year, a $5,000 scholarship is awarded by the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, to a senior from Detroit’s Northwestern High School, Horton’s alma mater. Scholarship recipients are students who display high levels of commitment to academics, leadership, character development and volunteer involvement. The 2015 Willie Horton Scholarship winner is LaShay Hamilton. LaShay’s accomplishments include: 3.92 grade point average, 1st in her graduating class, Class Valedictorian, National Honor Society, Principal’s Award, Northwestern High School Softball Player, Gleaner’s Food Bank Volunteer, and Michigan Youth in Government Cabinet Member. Willie Horton is scheduled to participate in the ceremony.
  • Buses for Baseball: Through Buses for Baseball, the Detroit Tigers and the Major League Baseball Players Trust host the Munger Lions at Comerica Park. The Tigers provide complimentary tickets, bus transportation by way of the Fox Sports Detroit Fan Express, and the opportunity to watch batting practice. Major League Baseball Players Trust provide food vouchers for the team and arrange a meet and greet with Tigers players.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Petty Officer Second Class Nelson Maczuga of the United States Navy from Wixom, MI. PO2 Maczuga recently returned from deployment in the Western Pacific. He has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He has proudly served the United States Navy for three years.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan E. Powell Miller.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Amber Grand.

 

Thursday, July 2 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:08 PM

  • Naturalization Ceremony: 60 individuals will be sworn in as American citizens during a pre-game ceremony on the field at Comerica Park. The oath will be administered by Judge Denise Page Hood through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new citizens and their family members receive complimentary tickets courtesy of the Detroit Tigers to enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime after officially becoming a citizen of the United States. God Bless America will be performed as part of the ceremony by vocalist Michael Greene.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Captain Michael Gomez of the United States Army from Grand Rapids, MI. Captain Gomez has served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been awarded a Meritorious Bronze Star, three Army Commendation medals, an Iraqi Campaign medal, an Afghanistan Campaign medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service medal, a National Defense Service medal, an Army Service medal, three Overseas Service medals, a NATO medal, a Meritorious Unit Citation, Air Assault Wings, and a Gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. He has proudly served the United States Army for eight years.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet.

 

Friday, July 3 vs. Toronto Blue Jays at 7:08 PM

  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend’s 50/50 raffle is the South Oakland Shelter, which works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness, including first-time homeless individuals and families, the chronically homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and people battling substance abuse, mental health issues, and frequently both. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $970,727 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Major Matthew Wernert of the United States Army from Eastpoint, MI. Major Wernert has served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been awarded two Bronze Stars, a Combat Action Badge, and a Meritorious Service Medal. He has proudly served the United States Army for 11 years.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Jon Bacon.
  • The national anthem and O’Canada will be performed by World War II veteran Harold Lanning.
  • Friday Night Fireworks: A special version of Independence Day fireworks will be presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).

Saturday, July 4 vs. Toronto Blue Jays at 1:08 PM

  • The first 10,000 fans 21-and-over will receive a Tigers Patriotic Hat, courtesy of Miller Lite.
  • Armed Forces Recognition Ceremony: The Detroit Tigers celebrate the dedication and sacrifice of current and former members of the Armed Forces on Independence Day. Members of the Armed Forces and Veterans are invited to the field at Comerica Park and are recognized for their service to the United States Armed Forces prior to the start of the game. Nearly 500 service members and Veterans are invited to participate in the pregame ceremony. John Lamphere, Disabled American Veterans, Detroit Regional Office representing all Veterans and Lieutenant Colonel Doug Champagne, 127th Operations Group Commander from Selfridge Air National Guard Base representing all active service members each throw a ceremonial first pitch. Staff Sergeant Mario Jimenez of the 127th Wing of the United States Air Force sings the National Anthem and “God Bless America”. A Joint Services honor guard will present the colors during the National Anthem. All service members and Veterans who participate in the on-field recognition receive a patriotic Detroit Tigers t-shirt.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Staff Sergeant Garrett Pillow of the United States Air Force from Fenton, MI. SSgt Pillow recently returned from deployment with the U.S Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as a Blackhawk Crewchief. He has proudly served the United States Army for 4 years.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend’s 50/50 raffle is the South Oakland Shelter, which works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness, including first-time homeless individuals and families, the chronically homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and people battling substance abuse, mental health issues, and frequently both. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $970,727 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • MVP (Military Veteran’s Program): While MVP – Mario Impemba’s salute to those who served is typically held on Monday home games, the July 4 game is a special edition of the program in honor of Independence Day. The group of 30 Veterans and guests receive a lower-bowl ticket to the Tigers game, a “MVP” t-shirt, a voucher for a BBQ dinner and an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba. The Veterans and guests arrive to the ballpark in style in the Fox Sports Detroit Fan Express. On July 4, in partnership with Fox Sports Supports, the Tigers partner with Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor seeks to meet this need by providing annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. These scholarships help support private education tuition, tutoring and educational summer camps for children K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and children.

Sunday, July 5 vs. Toronto Blue Jays at 1:08 PM

  • On-Field Photo Day: From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. all fans are invited down to the field for a special opportunity to take photos of their favorite Tigers players and coaches. Fans are encouraged to take selfies with their favorite players in the background and tag them on Twitter and Instagram using #TigersSelfies. Please note that this is not an autograph event and posed photos are not permitted. Photo Day is presented by Ballpark and Meijer.
  • PAWS for Applause: The PAWS for Applause program is a partnership between the Detroit Tigers and the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. It’s a campaign that celebrates youth who volunteer their time and resources to make the community better. During the 2015 Tigers season, fans have the opportunity to submit an essay to the O&E Newspapers to nominate a young person in their community for doing something to make their community better. The winner will be recognized on-field prior to the first pitch on Sunday’s game.
  • All kids 14-and-under will receive an Ian Kinsler poster, courtesy of Meijer.
  • All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.
  • Topps baseball cards will be distributed to all kids at all gates.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Dr. Steven Zavinsky, representing Red Robin.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Temple Israel Shabbat Singers and O’Canada will be performed by Cantor Michael Smolash.
  • God Bless America will be performed by Rachel Miltmore prior to the bottom of the seventh inning.

Miggy and Justin Verlander host Twitter Q&A

After this afternoon’s game against the White Sox was postponed, some #Tigers players opened up Twitter on their day off. Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander held impromptu Q&A’s this afternoon.

Find all of your favorite Tigers players on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tigers/lists/tigers-players

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: June 25-28

The #Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox in a four-game weekend series at Comerica Park (June 25-28).

PAWS TRACKS TO COMERICA PARK:

  • Please remember to avoid delays, that it’s best to arrive early to Comerica Park.
  • Traffic patterns may be modified at the discretion of law enforcement agencies.
  • Tigers gameday and event traffic patterns go into effect a minimum of three hours prior to start time.

#VOTETIGERS

  • All-Star Voting: Miguel Cabrera regained his lead for first baseman this past week, while Yoenis Cespedes is closing in on an outfield start. Other Tigers players are near the tops of their position lists, so make your 35 votes count and VOTE TIGERS!

Thursday, June 25 vs. Chicago White Sox at 1:08 PM | Tickets

  • V-Mart Bobblehead: The first 10,000 fans will receive a Victor Martinez Bobblehead, courtesy of Belle Tire. 
  • Play Sun Smart: In partnership with Major League Baseball and the American Academy of Dermatology, the Detroit Tigers bring attention to the prevention of skin cancer. The Tigers host a pregame ceremony featuring local representatives of the American Academy of Dermatology to celebrate its partnership with MLB and encourage players and fans to practice sun-safe behavior. Representatives of the AAD share information about sun-safe behavior at an awareness table on the concourse of Comerica Park near the Brushfire Grille.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Specialist Jeff Singles of the United States Army from Clarkston, MI. Specialist Singles recently returned from deployment in South Korea. He has proudly served the United States Army for three years.
  • The Henry Ford Historic Baseball Players: Historic baseball players from Greenfield Village will be on the Comerica Park concourse and fans will be randomly selected to receive “Innovation Nation” prizes courtesy of The Henry Ford.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Keith Villa, head brewmaster and founder of Blue Moon.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Northwestern Michigan College’s Canticum Novum Choir of Traverse City, MI.

Friday, June 26 vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:08 PM | Tickets

  • CMU Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit are hosting the first installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. CMU’s a Capella group On the Rox will be performing on the concourse prior to the start of the game, as well as singing the national anthem. CMU cheerleaders and dance team will provide on-field pregame entertainment along with a performance from the CMU dance team before the game. The cheerleaders and dance team members will accompany the DTE Engery Squad girls during the seventh inning stretch.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend’s 50/50 raffle is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hogdkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $958,424 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • The Henry Ford Historic Baseball Players: Historic baseball players from Greenfield Village will be on the Comerica Park concourse and fans will be randomly selected to receive “Innovation Nation” prizes courtesy of The Henry Ford.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by William Kanine, President of CMU’s Board of Trustees.
  • The national anthem will be performed by a Capella group, On the Rox from Central Michigan University.
  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).

Saturday, June 27 vs. Chicago White Sox at 4:08 PM | Tickets

  • The game ball will be delivered by Lieutenant Junior Grade John Robert Morgan III of the United States Navy from Taylor, MI. Lietuenant Junior Grade Morgan has served three tours of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Decisive Storm. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals. He has proudly served the U.S. Navy for four years.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Kenny Nelson.

Sunday, June 28 vs. Chicago White Sox at 1:08 PM | Tickets

  • Ice Cream Bowl Giveaway: All kids 14-and-under will receive a Detroit Tigers Ice Cream Bowl, courtesy of FOX 2. 
  • There Goes My Hero: The Detroit Tigers host notable Baltimore radio broadcaster Nestor Aparicio and There Goes My Hero, a national organization focusing to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families through increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. Volunteers from There Goes My Hero provide information to encourage Tigers fans to consider joining the bone marrow registry from a concourse table. Nestor and his wife, Jenn, a leukemia survivor, are in attendance to promote the partnership.
  • Girl Scout Day: Prior to the start of the game, over 800 girl scout participants will take part in a special pregame on-field parade.
  • SUNDAY KIDS DAY: All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.
  • The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by 12-year-old vocalist Brooklyn Stack.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • For traffic updates fans can find alerts and alternative routes at tigers.com, and visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and fans can follow @tigers on Twitter. We recommend tuning to WWJ 950 AM for up-to-the-minute updates on traffic alerts and closures.
  • Fans can also check with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Detroit Department of Transportation for real-time road closures and detours at http://www.michigan.gov/mdot and download the Mi Drive app. and you can also visit http://www.m-1rail.com.
  • Click here for a full list of traffic updates.

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: May 18th – 24th

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The #Tigers return to Comerica Park from a weekend road trip to begin a seven-game homestand Monday night. The Tigers will open the homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers, while the Houston Astros will close out the homestand with a four-game series.

MAY WEEKDAY VALUE PACK

The Detroit Tigers are offering a weekday value pack that includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips and four sodas starting at $76. Offer is available for all three games against the Milwaukee Brewers (May 18-20).

Monday, May 18 vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 7:08 PM

  • MVP – Mario Impemba’s salute to those who serve: On Monday home game during the 2015 season, Tigers broadcaster, Mario Impemba invites 30 Veterans of all eras and their families to come down to the ballpark on the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express and enjoy a Tigers game. Each Veteran is given a special “MVP” t-shirt, game ticket and food voucher thanks to Mario Impemba and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. Student Veterans of Oakland University will attend the game on May 18 and will have the opportunity to meet Impemba prior to the game at the FOX Sports Detroit stage in the Brushfire Grill at 5:40 p.m.
  • All-Star Voting: Voting has started for Major League Baseball’s 86th All-Star Game held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. MLB’s All-Star Balloting Program is the largest of its kind in professional sports and this year will be conducted exclusively online. Fans around the world can cast their votes for position starters 35 times by visiting tigers.com/vote. Voting is open now through July 2 and fans are encouraged to vote early and often. Last year Miguel Cabrera was elected as the American League’s starting first baseman, marking the second time he had been selected to start at an All-Star Game. 
  • D Shop Gift with Purchase: Beginning May 18, fans who purchase any new Cool Base Jersey will receive a FREE New Era Mini Cap Set. This offer is only available in The D Shop and is while supplies last.
  • A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Michigan Humane Society CEO Matt Pepper.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Lakeview High School Marching Band of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan.

Tuesday, May 19 vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 7:08 PM

  • A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers Fan Christopher Santeiu.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Kristin Hartman and the Milford High School Sign Language Choir of Milford, Michigan will sign the anthem.

Wednesday, May 20 vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 7:08 PM

  • Rookie-of-the-Year Awards Presentation: The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association will present Jose Iglesias and Nick Castellanos with their Rookie-of-the-Year awards for 2013 and 2014, respectively, in a pre-game ceremony.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers Fan Joel Lee.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Joel Olsen and the Oxford High School Sign Language Choir of Oxford, Michigan will sign the anthem.

Thursday, May 21 vs. Houston Astros at 1:08 PM

  • Space Day: Prior to Thursday’s game, over 1,900 students from local schools will participate in Space Day, the fourth installment of the Tigers’ annual “Class Outside Series.” Students attending will learn about the science of space in a fun way. The pre-game program will feature an interactive presentation by the Michigan Science Center, utilizing the Comerica Park video board and special guest speaker Dr. Susan Lepri, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences at The University of Michigan.
  • Rookies On Deck – Detroit’s Future Broadcast Stars: This season, FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Rod Allen shares his experience as a major league broadcaster with the next generation of broadcast stars. Allen hosts 125 students from the Radio and Television Broadcast program at Detroit School of Arts. The students and teachers attend the game courtesy of Allen and the Detroit Tigers. Seniors of the program are treated to a special experience prior to the game, learning more about the broadcast and media operations of the Detroit Tigers in partnership Fox Sports Detroit. The seniors meet Rod Allen, tour the Detroit Tigers Ernie Harwell Media Center and visit the FOX Sports Detroit Tigers Live stage.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Merritt Academy Concert Band of New Haven, Michigan.

Friday, May 22 vs. Houston Astros at 7:08 PM

  • 45th Annual Polish-American Night: The Tigers longest running cultural celebration returns to Comerica Park for the 45th year on Friday, May 22. The concourse will be filled with Polish music as The Big Daddy Orchestra, The Kielbasa Kings, The Steve Drzewicki Band and the Natural Tones will perform for fans entering the game. Plus, hundreds of children in costume will perform a traditional Polish dance on the field prior to the game. And don’t miss Detroit’s favorite mascot, PAWS as he dresses up in his traditional Polish attire for this special cultural celebration.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend’s 50/50 raffle is the Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports programs in greater Detroit. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game.
  • National Jersey Day: Fans are encouraged to support National Jersey Day at home, work or in the stands on May 22nd. All 30 MLB teams will be participating in National Jersey Day, use #JerseyDayDET to join the Tigers in the Jersey Day Fan Battle for a chance to win cool prizes, presented by Majestic Athletic. 

  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).

Saturday, May 23 vs. Houston Astros at 4:08 PM

  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend’s 50/50 raffle is the Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports programs in greater Detroit. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the DeWitt High School Chamber Choir of Dewitt, Michigan.

Sunday, May 24 vs. Houston Astros at 1:08 PM

  • PAWS For Applause: The PAWS for Applause program is a partnership between the Detroit Tigers and the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. It’s a campaign that celebrates youth who volunteer their time and resources to make the community better. During the 2015 Tigers season, fans have the opportunity to submit an essay to the O&E Newspapers to nominate a young person in their community for doing something to make their community better. The winner will be recognized on-field prior to the first pitch on Sunday’s game.
  • SHANE GREENE POSTER GIVEAWAY: The first 10,000 kids 14-and-under will receive a Shane Greene poster, sponsored by Meijer.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Major General Gwen Bingham of the United States Army.
  • The national anthem will be performed by St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir and feature the North Oakland County Young Marines Honor Guard.
  • SUNDAY KIDS DAY: All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.
  • Topps baseball cards will be distributed to all kids at all gates.

Get your Tigers tickets for the 2015 season at Comerica Park now! Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

CELEBRATE MIGUEL CABRERA’S 400TH CAREER HOME RUN WITH A COMMEMORATIVE FIGURINE


On May 16, 2015, Miguel Cabrera reached another career milestone as he hit the 400th home run of his illustrious major league career. #Tigers fans will have the opportunity to commemorate this special achievement with a Miguel Cabrera 400th Home Run Figurine, presented by Comerica Bank.

The first 10,000 fans through the gates on Monday, September 21, will receive this commemorative figurine that will accurately depict Cabrera hitting the 400th home run of his major league career.

Cabrera became the 53rd player in major league history to hit his 400th home run and the second player to do so while wearing a Tigers uniform. Cabrera is also the first Venezuelan-born player to hit 400 career home runs.

Tickets for the game on Monday, September 21, vs. the Chicago White Sox are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m.

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: May 8th – 14th

HH_050815The #Tigers return to Comerica Park from a 10-game road trip to begin a six-game homestand Friday night. The Tigers will open the homestand against the Kansas City Royals, while the Minnesota Twins will close out the homestand with a three-game series at Comerica Park. Check out the Homestand Highlights here:

Friday, May 8 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:08 PM

  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown out by Tigers fans Kendra Nichols and David Jensen, along with “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” Tim Hunt.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Voyager Elementary School Fifth Grade Choir of Howell, Michigan.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Lance Corporal Keiandre Marksfrom Ypsilanti, Michigan, of the United States Marine Corps.
  • D Shop Gift with Purchase: Beginning May 8, fans spending $150 or more on apparel in The D Shop will receive a free Detroit Tigers Fashion Scarf. This offer is while supplies last.
  • All-Star Voting: Voting has started for Major League Baseball’s 86th All-Star Game held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. MLB’s All-Star Ballotting Program is the largest of its kind in professional sports and this year will be conducted exclusively online. Fans around the world can cast their votes for position starters 35 times by visiting tigers.com/vote. Voting is open now through July 2 and fans are encouraged to vote early and often. Last year Miguel Cabrera was elected as the American League’s starting first baseman, marking the second time he had been selected to start at an All-Star Game. #VoteTigers

Saturday, May 9 vs. Kansas City Royals at 1:08 PM

  • Pre-game on-field Clinic: Prior to the start of Saturday’s game, Tigers players and coaches will
    host a pre-game on-field lecture-style clinic on baseball fundamentals including pitching, catching, infield defense and hitting from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Gates will open at 11:00 a.m. to all ticket holders, fans can enter the field from the lower bowl and pick one of four stations. All player and coach pairs will rotate through all four groups before the completion of the clinic. The clinic is presented by Bedgear.
  • Giveaway: The first 10,000 fans will receive a Detroit Tigers Tote Bag, courtesy of MLB Network
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Steve Koppin, representing Homeplate, Tigers fan Logan Atkinson and Gil Humphreys of Belle Tire.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Matt Hammitt, representing Homeplate.

Sunday, May 10 vs. Kansas City Royals at 8:10 PM

  • Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer: Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers have partnered with Komen for the Cure to go to bat against breast cancer. The Tigers donated 1,000 tickets to breast cancer survivors, volunteers and their families from the Detroit Race for the Cure to attend the Mother’s Day game. More than 250 breast cancer survivors will be invited onto the field and recognized prior to the national anthem. In addition, Heidi Westphal, the Tigers winner from Major League Baseball’s Honorary Bat Girl contest to recognize inspirational fans that have been affected by breast cancer will be honored prior to the start of the game and will throw a ceremonial first pitch. During the game, players from both clubs will use pink bats, and all baseballs will have pink stitching.Mother's Day Tumbler
  • Mother’s Day: Prior to Sunday’s game, 250 breast cancer survivors from the Komen Race for the Cure and 500 Moms that will be selected upon entry, will be invited onto the field for a special pre-game recognition and will receive a Mother’s Day t-shirt.
    • The first 10,000 moms will receive a 2015 Detroit Tigers Mother’s Day Photo Tumbler, courtesy of Pepsi and the first 10,000 kids 14-and-under will receive a 2015 Detroit Tigers Mother’s Day Photo Tumbler, courtesy of Aquafina.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown out by MLB’s Honorary Bat Girl for the Detroit Tigers and breast cancer survivor, Heidi Westphal, along with Maureen Meldrum, retired Race Chair for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure
  • The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by 14-year-old vocalist Rachel Miltimore from the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus.
  • Kids Day: All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.

Tuesday, May 12 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:08 PM

  • Adoption Awareness Night: The Detroit Tigers are offering a special ticket package for Adoption Awareness that includes a mezzanine or lower baseline Box ticket, Detroit Tigers/Adoption Awareness t-shirt and a $5 donation to the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange. This package is available online only at tigers.com/specialevents.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Vandercook Lake Jayhawk Marching Band.

Wednesday, May 13 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:08 PM

  • Wine Lovers Night: The Detroit Tigers are offering a special ticket package for wine lovers that includes a lower baseline, upper box infield orCEWY9IiWEAIFtcQ upper reserved ticket, an exclusive Detroit Tigers bottle stopper and a $3 dollar donation to the Detroit Wine Organization. It also includes a pre-game wine tasting at the Blue Moon Brewhouse, located behind section 330. Must be 21 to attend tasting. This package is available online only at tigers.com/specialevents.
  • Miss Michigan Recognition: Prior to the start of Wednesday’s game, 27 2015 Miss Michigan title holders will be recognized on-field.
  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a 2015-2016 Detroit Tigers Wall Calendar, courtesy of Red Robin.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by 2014 Miss Michigan, KT Maviglia.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Lawrence Senior Band of Lawrenceville, Michigan.

Thursday, May 14 vs. Minnesota Twins at 1:08 PM

  • G.R.E.A.T Program: The Tigers were the first professional sports team to commit to the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, and have dedicated one game since 1992 to G.R.E.A.T. This year, 350 Detroit area middle school students who have graduated from or are currently receiving lessons under the 13-week program will attend the game to celebrate their achievements in avoiding destructive behaviors. 40 select students will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony and have the opportunity to hear inspiring words from a Tigers coach or player.Tigers vs Rangers 5-22-2014 at Comerica Park.  Photo by Mark Cunningham.
  • Weather Day: Prior to Thursday’s game, more than 2,500 students from local schools will participate in Weather Day, the third installment of the Tigers’ annual “Class Outside Series” of events. Students attending will learn about the science that impacts Michigan weather, as well as how it can affect Detroit Tigers baseball. The pre-game program will feature weather related demonstrations by experts from Toledo’s Imagination Station and includes meteorologists from the FOX 2 Weather Authority.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by 92-year-old World War II Veteran, Ron Hanchett.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Woodhaven High School Warrior Marching Band, of Brownstown, Michigan.

Get your Tigers tickets for the 2015 season at Comerica Park now! Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

Brad Ausmus hosted a Twitter Chat

It’s almost here! #OpeningDayDET is just around the corner and #Tigers fans are ready for the baseball season (and warmer temperatures) to begin. After today’s team workout, Brad Ausmus took to Twitter to answer some questions fans had about the upcoming season and more. Check it out…

Can’t get enough of the #Tigers on Twitter? Make sure you follow all of the #Tigers players and check out our Social Media Clubhouse.

The #Tigers are heading back to Detroit

The final game of Spring Training has been played, and the #Tigers are heading north to Detroit. With #OpeningDayDET just around the corner, the players are just as excited as you are for the baseball season to begin!

En camino a detroit finalmente super contento de estar de vuelta On my way to detroit #perseverancia #gohardgohome

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While the #Tigers have been down at Spring Training, the staff at Comerica Park has been working hard to make sure everything is ready for Opening Day!

Get everything you need to know about Opening Day by clicking here!

Everything you need to know about #OpeningDayDET

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#Tigers fans have been patiently waiting for April 6th all winter long, and with #OpeningDayDET just around the corner, here’s everything you need to know about the new products and promotions, parking and traffic concerns, and the new lineup of baseball, fun and entertainment in and around Comerica Park!

New at Comerica Park: 

  • Gates will be open two hours before first pitch on Opening Day.
  • New merchandise items include golf accessories, pet accessories, sunglasses, watches and more.
  • Seven new menu items will join your favorites at Comerica Park this year.
    • Queso Pork Rinds: Pork rinds with queso cheese dipping sauce. Served at a portable cart near Section 125 and at the Brush Fire Grill.
    • Foot-long Coney Dog: A 1-foot-long, natural-casing hot dog (served in a 1-foot-long bun), topped with Coney sauce and diced onions. Served at a portable cart near Section 140.
    • Chicken Bacon Cheddar Sandwich: House-smoked chicken, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and barbeque sauce – served in a corn-dusted Kaiser roll. Served at the Brush Fire Grill.
    • Coney Quesadilla: Natural-casing hot dog, topped with Coney sauce, cheddar cheese and onions, and grilled in a flour tortilla. Served at a portable cart near Section 140.
    • Bacon & Eggs: Slab of bacon topped with Sriracha and devilled eggs. Served at a portable cart near Section 125 and at Michigan Craft Beer.
    • Pretzel Dog: Natural-casing frank, topped with French onion dip, potato chips and chopped green onions. Served at the Hot Dog stand in the Food Court.
    • Also new for the 2015 season is a Grab-n-Go stand near Section 147. The location features nearly 125 packaged items – including sandwiches, snacks, beer and soda. As well as a variety of healthy snack options, such as, fresh whole fruit, yogurt, protein bars, house made salads and Germack snack options, just to name a few. The Grab-n-Go stand is designed for quick service, giving fans a convenient shopping experience at the ballpark.
    • Comerica Park also offers Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options throughout its food stands to cater to all fans and giving them the complete ballpark experience.
  • Find out what else is new at Comerica Park by clicking here.

#OpeningDayDET Highlights

Monday, April 6th v. Minnesota Twins at 1:08 PM

  • Gates open at 11:00 AM
  • Michigan native and Academy Award winner, J.K. Simmons will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
  • The national anthem will be sung by Motown legends and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Four Tops.
  • Opening Day Giveaway: The first 40,000 fans will receive a Detroit Tigers rally towel, compliments of Ball Park and Meijer.
  • Click here to get all of the Homestand Highlights

Parking and Construction

The 2015 season gets underway, Monday, April 6, and the #Tigers are asking all fans to be aware of the following construction and potential traffic concerns.

  • We encourage all guests to plan ahead, arrive early especially on Opening Day, and to enter Comerica Park early. Fans should anticipate traffic delays. We also recommend that guests utilize the various shuttles that many local bars, restaurants and casinos offer.
  • We anticipate parking to be at a premium and most lots surrounding Comerica Park to fill early.
  • Many spaces will be reserved for guests with season parking passes and guests with disabilities.
  • The gravel surface parking lots north of the I-75 Service Drive and west of Woodward Avenue will no longer be available due to site preparation for the new Detroit Events Center, future home of the Detroit Red Wings

Important to Note:

  • Madison Avenue will have lane closures going both east and west from St. Antoine to Beaubien
  • The Detroit Police Department has designated that both north and southbound curb lanes of John R. and Brush St. as “no parking.” Any vehicles parked in these areas could be ticketed and towed.
  • As part of the M-1 Rail project, Woodward Avenue will be restricted to one lane north, one lane south, and a turn lane from Adams to Grand Blvd.

Navigating the Fisher Service Drive closure

Eastbound Fisher approaching Woodward (to access lots east of Woodward including Tiger Garage, Lot 3, 4, and 5):
Take Fisher Service Drive to Park Ave. Turn Right
Turn Left onto Montcalm
Turn Left onto Woodward Ave
Turn Right onto eastbound Fisher Service Drive

Guests can access Lots 1 and 2 using the following

Take Fisher Service Drive to Park Ave. Turn Right
Turn Left onto Montcalm
Cross Woodward and continue straight to Lots 1 and 2
Fans on Woodward will be able to turn left/right onto Montcalm or Elizabeth

Leaving the Ballpark:

I-75 North Ramp entrance ramp at Clifford will be closed

Detour to I-75 North (for those parked in lots west of Woodward)

Guests will be directed north on Clifford and Cass
Take Cass to Martin Luther King (turns into Mack east of Woodward). Turn Right
Turn left onto I-75 North

Vehicles on Woodward will be able to turn left/right on to the Eastbound Service Drive as traffic warrants and space permits.

Leaving Comerica Park

We encourage those fans parked east of Woodward to take John R and Brush St. north to Mack Avenue. Turn right to access I-75 North and South and connect to all other major freeways from there.

The Madison Avenue ramp will also be open for those fans parked south of Comerica Park
Fans parked west of Woodward Avenue are encouraged to take the following

Cass and Clifford north to Mack Avenue or Warren Avenue. Turn right to get to I-75 North and South to reach all major freeways
Take Grand River North to the Lodge Freeway (M-10) to reach I-94 and I-75
Take the I-75 Service Drive West to access I-75 South, I-96, and I-94
We recommend that fans avoid Woodward Avenue as much as possible due to lane reductions from M-1 Rail

Get more parking information by clicking here

 

#DETCaravan Day 2 Recap

The #Tigers continued their Winter Caravan today with stops around the state of Michigan and Metro Detroit. Here are some of the highlights…

Thanks to the Northville fire department for the tour. #heroes #honkedthehorn #DETcaravan #tigerfest

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You can catch all of the tweets sent during the 2015 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan by following #DETCaravan. The guys are back at it again tomorrow during TigerFest! Follow all of the action on social media with #TigerFest.

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