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Are You Ready For Some Detroit Tigers Baseball?

Posted on Thursday, March 21 2013 in Sports

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Baseball season is back and it’s time to take a trip to Comerica Park to cheer on the defending AL Champions. Grab your cap and some peanuts, and come out to Detroit’s first-class ballpark! Here are some things to know if you go:

Tickets

The Tigers are a popular club, so go to the team’s website now if you’d like to get tickets, because they’re selling fast. You can get tickets through StubHub, too, but remember that popular games (like games against the Yankees) will cost more. If you want to go cheap, the Tigers have $12 tickets in the upper left field corner — a great deal for a day at the ballpark!

Where to Sit

There’s something for everyone at Comerica Park. You can splurge for the field-level seats with wait service, get some friends to share the Pepsi Porch or a Tiger Den section, sit in the padded seats of the club level or go for the inexpensive Kaline’s Corner seats in right field.

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Welcome to the Jungle. Photo Credit: Kurt Smith

 

 

How to Get There

There’s plenty of parking at Comerica Park, from the lots at the front gate to the $5 lots that the Tigers offer a few blocks away. Quite a few nearby garages, including spaces in Greektown, offer rates somewhere in the middle.

 

But if you really want to add to the Detroit experience, why not take a shuttle from a local restaurant? You can score a ride from the Hard Rock Café on Monroe Street, Z’s Villa near the Amtrak station or Nemo’s on Michigan Avenue, where you can get a look at the field where Tiger Stadium once stood.

 

Food

Comerica Park has a range of food options. You can enjoy a sit-down meal in any of the four restaurants attached or inside the ballpark: Leo’s Coney Island, the Beer Hall, the Labatt’s Blue Light Jungle or Brushfire Grill. There are selections of burgers, dogs, sandwiches, beer and even vegetarian items at all of them, not to mention the Big Cat Court with its high-quality burgers, Chicago dogs, burritos, fajitas and elephant ears, too!

Of course, Little Caesar’s pizza is readily available — even the Hot-N-Ready version, although it’s not $5 here. And don’t forget the post-game hangouts: Hockeytown Café, Cheli’s Chili Bar and Elwood Bar & Grill are very popular with fans.

 

For the Kids

Comerica Park has a Ferris wheel of baseball-shaped cars and a merry-go-round with tigers instead of horses. Here’s a little secret: kids ride the rides free on Sundays. Shhh! Also on Sundays, kids can get their faces painted and can even run the bases after the game. Who knows, they may want you to bring them back… that wouldn’t be too tough, would it?

Comerica Park is a great day of entertainment, whether you’re a Tigers fan or a visitor to The Big D looking for a taste of the town. But don’t wait; start planning your Tigers game outing now!

 

Will you be a part of the Tigers experience this year?

 

 

Kurt Smith is a south Jersey native, but he loves visiting Detroit for Tigers games. He is the author of Ballpark E-Guides, handy fan guides that help you get the most bang for your buck at the ballpark. You can have a look at www.BallparkEGuides.com.