Play Ball! Tigers Return to Comerica Park with Seven-Game Homestand Against Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for a seven-game homestand against the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals, beginning on Friday, September 1, and running through Wednesday, September 6. The Cleveland series opens with a Friday doubleheader, with games scheduled for 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., but are subject to change. The series continues on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:10 p.m. The series against the Royals has games on Monday at 1:10 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

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 2017 season, group and suites, visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

  • Weekday Value Pack: Tickets are available for the Weekday Value Pack that includes an upper grandstand ticket, soda, hot dog and a bag of chips for as low as $16 at tigers.com/valuepack or at the Tigers box office. Minimum purchase for this value pack is four tickets. To purchase, visit tigers.com/value.
  • Weekend Value Pack includes a pavilion ticket and food voucher, with prices starting at $23. Minimum purchase for this value pack is four tickets. To purchase, visit tigers.com/value.

BALLPARK APP

MLB.com Ballpark, an official MLB mobile application available for iPhone and Android smartphones, complements and personalizes your trip to Comerica Park with mobile check-in, social media, offers, promotions, exclusive content and more. Visit tigers.com/ballparkapp or text BALLPARK to 39844 to get the MLB.com Ballpark app. Message and Data Rates may apply.

HURRICANE HARVEY COLLECTION

The Detroit Tigers are joining forces with the Detroit Police Department to provide support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Tigers fans are invited to bring new underwear, undershirts (all sizes), socks and travel-size toiletries to Comerica Park. Collection bins will be located at Comerica Park Gates A, B & C from gates open until the end of the second inning during each of this weekend's home games versus the Cleveland Indians and Monday's game versus the Kansas City Royals.

PLAY THE PROS BASEBALL

The Detroit Tigers and Monsterful VR have partnered to bring a new interactive experience to fans at Comerica Park. Introducing Play the Pros Baseball, an immersive fan experience where fans step up to the plate against the Tigers' starting pitchers and their real pitch arsenals. The experience is located under the Pepsi Porch, and will be free of charge to fans during this homestand. Fans will be able to create an avatar and rack up points that stay with you and your user account each time you play.

Game One: Friday, September 1 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Rescheduled game from the June 30th rainout.
  • Leinie Fridays Party Pack: For as low as $22, you can secure a game ticket to either end of the doubleheader plus one 20-ounce Leinenkugel's draft beer. This ticket package is subject to availability.
  • Rescheduled from Negro Leagues Weekend, the Detroit Tigers will present the family of Norman "Turkey" Stearnes with a replica of the Norman "Turkey" Stearnes plaque which is displayed outside of Gate C at Comerica Park. The permanent plaque, honoring the legacy of the Negro Leagues star and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, was originally unveiled in 2007. The replica plaque presentation celebrates the 10th anniversary of the installation.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Kindle Dye, the great granddaughter of National Baseball Hall of Famer and Negro Leagues player Norman "Turkey" Stearnes.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Joyce Stearnes Thompson and Rosilyn Stearnes-Brown, daughters of Norman "Turkey" Stearnes.

Game Two: Friday, September 1 vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season at all Friday and Saturday home games. The partner charity this weekend is the ChadTough Foundation, whose mission is to fund, research and raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are 2 for $5, 5 for $10, 20 for $20 and 80 for $40. Six 50/50 Raffle kiosks are stationed throughout the ballpark where fans will be able to purchase tickets and see the pot size in real-time. Five kiosks will be on the 100-level concourse and one kiosk will be on the 2nd floor suites entrance. 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 $1.6 million for charity.
  • The Detroit Tigers will once again join Major League Baseball and all MLB Clubs in a league-wide effort to raise childhood cancer awareness by dedicating a special "Childhood Cancer Awareness Day" at Comerica Park. The Tigers, along with FOX Sports Detroit, and CBS Radio have teamed up with Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) to support disease and treatment education, social work based emotional support and financial assistance for patients and their families affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood related disorders throughout the state of Michigan. The Tigers will host 16 children who have been affected by cancer and are affiliated with CLF for a special pregame, on field ceremony. All fans attending the game are encouraged to wear gold, the official color of pediatric cancer awareness. Fans can support CLF by purchasing a Detroit Tigers Pediatric Cancer Awareness Ticket package that includes one of the following: a lower baseline box, upper infield box, mezzanine, upper grandstand or upper reserve infield ticket, an exclusive Detroit Tigers Pediatric Cancer Awareness t-shirt and $5 donation to CLF. To purchase, visit tigers.com/pediatric-cancer.
  • Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given to all fans upon entry to the ballpark.
  • Postgame fireworks are presented by Pepsi, hosted by WWJ's Greg Bowman, and are weather permitting. Pepsi Pop Up to the Plate will take place on the field between the end of the game and start of fireworks.
  • The national anthem will be performed by 17 year-old soloist Rachel Miltimore.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Trista Kirby, representing Children's Leukemia Foundation.

Saturday, September 2 vs. Cleveland Indians at 6:10 p.m. Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Tigers tote bags will be distributed to the first 7,500 fans to enter the ballpark, courtesy of Premo Brands.
  • 7-Eleven Slurpee Cups will be distributed to 8,000 fans following the game.
  • Alumni Saturday's Presented by Comerica Bank: This week's featured former Tiger is Carlos Peña, who played in Detroit from 2002-2005. Peña will hold a Q&A session at Big Cat Court from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.
  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: Tigers pitcher Justin 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. This week, veterans from the Battle Creek VA Medical Center will enjoy 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 all guests receive a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt.
  • The rosin bag will be delivered to the mound by Ron Parks representing Pepsi.
  • An additional ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Musa Allamoth, representing Belle Tire, and Tigers Fan David Dauch.

Sunday, September 3 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Nicholas Castellanos Posters will be given to all children age 14-and-under upon entry to the ballpark, and are courtesy of the AMP Radio.
  • All Sunday home games are Chevy Youth Baseball Sunday 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, and hang out with the Tigers Party Patrol at the Big Cat Court. Across from the Big Cat Court next to the Kids Club Station, select kids will have the chance to win Chevy Role Play Giveaway (two giveaways each Sunday). Following the game, all kids 14-and-under are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina, weather permitting.
  • Sunday Family Value Deal: Tickets are available for the Sunday Family Value Deal that includes an upper grandstand ticket, soda, hot dog and bag of chips for as low as $19. Minimum ticket purchase is four, which can be bought at tigers.com/value or at the Tigers box office.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Tigers fans Jared Safran and Ian Ragheb.

Monday, September 4 vs. Kansas City Royals at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given to all fans upon entry to the ballpark.
  • The Tigers will recognize the Grosse Pointe Woods/Shores Little League team for advancing to the Little League World Series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in a pregame ceremony. In addition to the ceremony, the players and coaches are invited to stand with Tigers players that played Little League baseball during the national anthem.
  • Labor Day Special Ticket Package includes a game ticket and a special Detroit Tigers-themed labor day t-shirt. To purchase, visit tigers.com/laborday.
  • Fox Sports Detroit broadcaster Mario Impemba continues to thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with the MVP (Military Veterans Program) -- Mario Impemba's salute to those who served. Through the program, Mario invites those who served and the families impacted by the service of a loved one in support of our nation to attend Monday home games at Comerica Park. This year, groups of 20 Veterans (of all eras) and families will be treated to a Detroit Tigers game in a luxury suite, receive ballpark fare catering, a "MVP" t-shirt, an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba, and complimentary transportation to and from the ballpark. Additionally, the guests will have the opportunity to participate in a private meet-and-greet with Impemba in the suite. The Detroit Tigers partner with local Veterans groups to select the Veterans and military families to participate in this program. Guests from the Oakland University Student Veterans organization will attend the game on September 4.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Stacey Hatch.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Georgia Kostyack.

Tuesday, September 5 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Chevrolet Fun Zone Pack: For $10 fans can secure an upper baseline ticket and voucher for a Chevrolet branded item.
  • Wayne State University Night is the latest installment of FOX Sports Detroit University Days. Fans who purchase this special package will receive a ticket to the game and a special edition Wayne State University-themed Tigers hat. Five dollars of every ticket purchase is donated to The Wayne State HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. To purchase, visit tigers.com/wsu.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by the President of Wayne State University, Dr. M. Roy Wilson.
  • The national anthem will be performed by WSU soloist Serafina Belletini.

Wednesday, September 6 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given to all fans upon entry to the ballpark.
  • Pet Supplies Plus coupons will be given away to 10,000 fans following the game.
  • Bark At The Park Presented by Pet Supplies Plus: Back by popular demand for the second time this season, this sold out event allows Tigers fans and their dogs to enjoy the game together at Comerica Park through a special ticket package. Participants will receive a Detroit Tigers Dog Tag and access to the Bark At The Park party area, which includes water stations, doggie restrooms and other dog-friendly amenities. All tickets are sold out and there will not be any additional sold at the gate day of game.
  • Roberto Clemente Award Presentation: This league-wide initiative pays tribute to Clemente's lasting legacy of humanitarianism and recognizes players who best represent the game of Baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field. The 2017 Detroit Tigers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award is Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Miguel Cabrera's dream of becoming an accomplished baseball player inspired him and his wife Rosangel to establish the Miguel Cabrera Foundation based on his belief that great things happen when you: WORK HARD, DREAM BIG AND HELP OTHERS.
  • First Responders Recognition: The Detroit Tigers, in partnership with BELFOR Property Restoration, celebrate the men and women of our local fire and police forces and their dedication to our community through public service. Also honored will be the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on 9-11, and local first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Tigers have donated 1,600 tickets to local firefighters and police officers and their families to attend the game. Selected firefighters and police officers are invited on the field at Comerica Park prior to the national anthem to be recognized for their service to our local communities.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Chief Chris Ross of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base representing all firefighters in attendance and Chief Josh Meier of the Canton Police Department representing all police officers in attendance. An additional first pitch will be thrown by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert B. Neller representing all of the Marines in Detroit for the 2017 Marine Week.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Cliff Thurlow, a retired fireman from the Flint Fire Department. He will be accompanied by the Canton Fire and Police Department Joint Honor Guard.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • The QLine stops between Grand Boulevard and Congress Street, and is free to riders until Labor Day. The closest stop to Comerica Park is near the intersection of Woodward and Montcalm Streets. For ticket information and hours of operation, visit qlinedetroit.com.
  • For traffic updates, fans can find alerts and alternative routes at tigers.com, visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and follow @tigers on Twitter.
  • The Detroit Tigers 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 www.michigan.gov/mdot, download the Mi Drive app., and visit www.m-1rail.com.

PAWS TRACKS TO COMERICA PARK:

  • Please remember to avoid delays, 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.

About The Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.