Tigers Return to Comerica Park for Final Homestand of the Season, with Series Against the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins

Homestand features Fan Appreciation Weekend, Carhartt Orange Knit Watch Hat and Tigers Hawaiian Shirt Giveaways, along with games dedicated to celebrating Toledo and Detroit Mercy Universities, Hispanic and Irish Heritage and Star Wars

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for their final homestand of the season, with 11 games being played in as many days. The homestand begins on Thursday, September 14 at 1:10 p.m. against the White Sox, followed by games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:10 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m., respectfully. The Athletics then come to town for a three-game series, with games on Monday and Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., and Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. The final series at Comerica Park this season is against the Twins, and begins on Thursday, September 21 at 7:10 p.m., continuing on Friday at 7:10 p.m. and Saturday at 6:10 p.m., with the season finale coming on Sunday at 12:10 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).

Current season ticketholders can renew their season tickets for 2018 now through October 6, and be eligible for our exclusive "30 Prizes in 30 Days" raffle and the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences and other great prizes. For more details, contact a Tigers account execuitive by calling 313-471-BALL (2255), or visit tigers.com/seasons.

  • 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.

Fan Appreciation Weekend - Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24

The Tigers will give away over 500 prizes to randomly selected winners in attendance throughout the weekend, including Tigers gear and authentic merchandise as part of Fan Appreciation Weekend, presented by Comerica Bank. Following the game on Friday night, the Metro Detroit Chevrolet Dealers will host their annual on-field car giveaway. Four lucky winners were selected from the season-long text-to-win campaign following the MotorCity Wheels race each home game. One lucky winner will drive away with a brand new Chevrolet Equinox! On Sunday, September 24, Tigers players, coaches and members of Fox Sports Detroit broadcast team will give away signed jerseys following the game in a special on-field ceremony. All prizes will be selected randomly using a computer-generated system to ensure equal opportunity for ALL fans.

PLAY THE PROS

The Detroit Tigers and Monsterful VR have partnered to bring a new interactive experience to fans at Comerica Park. Play the Pros is an immersive fan experience where fans step into the batter's box against Tigers starting pitchers. Monsterful VR created Play the Pros Baseball as the first of a series of a fan experiences for American Sports. This innovative technology debuts at Comerica Park, leading the way for virtual reality in Major League Baseball. There is no charge to play through the end of the season. Located under the Pepsi Porch; Create a personalized avatar and rack up points that stay with you and your user account each time you play.

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.

Thursday, September 14 vs. Chicago White Sox 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 Heart and Hustle Award was created to recognize one player on each Major League Baseball team who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game. This annual award recognizes the intangible values of a true team player and leader. This year's award is presented to Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler by Alumni Association member Willie Horton. Of the 30 winners from the individual Major League clubs, one player will be chosen as the final Heart and Hustle Award recipient, as voted on by the over 6,000 members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. The winner will be announced at the Legends for Youth Dinner held in New York City later in the year.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by two-time NBA Champion and former Michigan State Spartan, Draymond Green; representing Child Safe Michigan, Sam Valenti; and Tigers Fan Tom Tisdall.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Midland Center for the Arts.

Friday, September 15 vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Carhartt Orange Knit Watch Hats will be given to the first 5,000 fans upon entering the stadium, courtesy of Carhartt.
  • Leinie Fridays Party Pack: For as low as $22, you can secure a game ticket plus one 20-ounce Leinenkugel's draft beer. This ticket package is subject to availability, and may only be purchased by fans 21 years of age and older.
  • 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 Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance (CRCAA), which is a non-profit organization that serves the Cody Rouge community and is charged with promoting the goals and purposes of area residents, businesses and organizations. 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.
  • Hispanic Heritage Night: The Tigers, in partnership with MLB and its other clubs, come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night. Players will wear special edition "Ponle Acento" shirts during batting practice, and the popular Ballet Folklorico De Detroit will be performing on-field before the game.
  • Postgame fireworks are presented by Pepsi, hosted by WYCD's Rob Stone, 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 Caleb Gutierrez, representing Hispanic Heritage Night.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Kage Dahring, representing Lucido Fine Jewelry, and Tigers Fan Anthony Vander Weide.

Saturday, September 16 vs. Chicago White Sox at 6:10 p.m. Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.

  • Star Wars Night features photo opportunities around the ballpark with characters from the movie series, which will be available to fans before the game and from the third to fifth innings. Before the game, the characters will also participate in a parade around the field. Detroit Tigers Star Wars Tote Bags will be distributed to the first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark, courtesy of Comerica Bank. Fans also have the opportunity to purchase a Star Wars ticket package, which includes a game ticket, limited edition "Miggy" Star Wars Bobblehead and a donation to Stand Up To Cancer. To purchase, visit tigers.com/star-wars.
  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: 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 Saginaw 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 national anthem will be performed by the Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet.

Sunday, September 17 vs. Chicago White Sox at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Bento Lunch Boxes will be given to all kids 14-and-under upon entering the ballpark, courtesy of Kroger.
  • 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.
  • MS Society Ticket Package: purchasers of this special ticket package receive a game ticket and exclusive Tigers T-shirt. A portion of every ticket purchase will be donated to the MS Society. To purchase, visit tigers.com/ms-society.
  • 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.
  • Pastime Foods Coupons will be distributed to fans as they exit the ballpark.
  • The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by soloist Allison Reed.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Aron Borg, representing Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.

Monday, September 18 vs. Oakland Athletics 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.
  • Greek Heritage Ticket Package: Purchasers of this special ticket package receive a game ticket and Greek-themed Tigers shirt. To purchase, visit tigers.com/greek.
  • Willie Horton Batting for Kids Ceremony: The 2017 Willie Horton's Batting for Kids Competition took place at Comerica Park on Thursday, August 3. This annual baseball challenge hosted over 450 Detroit area kids, aged 5-13, in a baseball skills competition promoting the enrichment of youth and recreational sports. Participants competed for awards in twelve different skill areas including batting, throwing and base running. Contest winners in each age division will be recognized during an on-field, pregame ceremony. Willie Horton and Nicholas Castellanos are scheduled to appear to share encouraging words to this year's winners prior to the game.
  • 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 Military Families United organization will attend the game on September 18th.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Stephan Hill.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Danielle Caralis.

Tuesday, September 19 vs. Oakland Athletics 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.
  • Trophy Tuesday allows fans the chance to take pictures with a select Detroit Tigers trophy, located at the Big Cat Court. This Tuesday's trophy is the 1968 World Series Trophy.
  • University of Detroit Mercy 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 UDM-themed Tigers hat. Five dollars of every ticket purchase is donated to the Detroit Mercy General Scholarship Fund. To purchase, visit tigers.com/udm.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Bernard Scott, head women's basketball coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, and Tigers Fan Renee Joyal.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the UDM Chorus.

Wednesday, September 20 vs. Oakland Athletics at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Career Day: Prior to Wednesday's game, nearly 350 students from local schools will participate in Career Day, the final installment of this season's "Class Outside Series," sponsored by Oakland University. This presentation includes speakers from several areas in the sports industry. Speakers provide their own personal testimony of education, experience in careers involving marketing, sales, media relations, park operations, broadcasting, community relations and more. Students are encouraged to stay in the game off the field, and consider careers in sports outside of being a professional athlete. Following the presentation, students are invited to watch the Tigers take on the Athletics.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Richmond Community Choir.

Thursday, September 21 vs. Minnesota Twins 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.
  • University of Toledo Night is the final installment of FOX Sports Detroit University Days. Fans who purchase this special package will receive a ticket to the game and a special edition Toledo-themed Tigers hat. Five dollars of every ticket purchase is donated to the UT General Scholarship Fund. To purchase, visit tigers.com/ut.
  • Ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by the University of Toledo head women's basketball coach Tricia Cullup, and Tigers fan Mike Easthope.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the University of Toledo Choir.

Friday, September 22 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Leinie Fridays Party Pack: For as low as $22, you can secure a game ticket plus one 20-ounce Leinenkugel's draft beer. This ticket package is subject to availability, and may only be purchased by fans 21 years of age and older.
  • Irish Heritage Night: To celebrate Irish Heritage, the Tigers will host select Irish bands along the concourse before the game, including the McSpillan Band at Gate A, Bill Grogran's Goat at Gate B and Mike O'Brians Distractions at the Brushfire Grill. Fans can purchase the Irish Heritage special ticket package at tigers.com/irish, and will receive a game ticket and special edition Irish-themed Tigers shirt. Five dollars of ticket package purchases will be donated to the United Irish Society. There will also be a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Collin Reilly, and the national anthem will be performed by soloist Mary Jo O'Reagan, both representing Irish Heritage Night.
  • Additional first pitches will be thrown by Richard Sutton IV, representing Sports Crate, and Ilitch Holdings Employee Ryan Harding.
  • 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 National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, whose mission is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. 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.
  • Postgame fireworks are presented by Pepsi, hosted by WOMC, 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.

Saturday, September 23 vs. Minnesota Twins at 6:10 p.m. Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Tigers Hawaiian Shirts will be given away to the first 10,000 fans entering the ballpark, courtesy of Visit Central Florida. Additionally, Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given to all fans upon entering the ballpark.
  • Oktoberfest in the D Ticket Package: The Tigers and Hockeytown Café team up to present the 2017 edition of Oktoberfest in the D. Purchasers of this ticket package receive a game ticket, free admission to Hockeytown's Oktoberfest, 15 drink tokens and a commemorative pint glass. Oktoberfest at Hockeytown features over 20 breweries, special culinary selections, a live DJ, raffles and photo opportunities. To purchase, visit tigers.com/oktoberfest. Package is for fans that are at least 21 years of age and other restrictions apply.
  • Gloves For Kids: The Detroit Tigers in partnership with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, FOX Sports Detroit, 97.1 The Ticket, and Dunham's Sports will be accepting donations of new and gently used baseball or softball equipment through the "Play Baseball Detroit" - Gloves for Kids program Saturday, September 23. Collection bins will be located at Gates A, B, and C. Donations will be accepted two hours prior to game time through the second inning. All equipment donations will benefit youth leagues throughout Michigan that are members of "Team Tigers". "Team Tigers" is a free online registration and rewards program that provides various resources to baseball and softball programs. The donations will provide youth with the proper sporting equipment to participate in organized baseball and softball.
  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: 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 Iron Mountain 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.
  • Tigers Alumni Saturdays, presented by Comerica Bank: Former Tigers Frank Tanana and Willie Horton, members of the 1984 and 1968 World Series Championship teams, respectively, will participate in a Q&A from 5:45-6:30 p.m. at the Big Cat Court, and throw ceremonial first pitches prior to the game.
  • The national anthem will be performed by DeLorean Cotton, winner of the Detroit Stars Singing Competition, which was held during Negro Leagues Weekend in June.

Sunday, September 24 vs. Minnesota Twins at 12:10 p.m. Gates Open at 10:30 a.m.

  • Daniel Norris Bearded Knit Hats will be given to all kids 14-and-under upon entering the ballpark, courtesy of Aquafina.
  • 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.
  • "Third Man Records" Vinyl Record Package: Fans who purchased this sold-out ticket package receive a limited-edition vinyl record and a game ticket. One side of the record is the song "Strike Out" by "The Brushoffs" - a group featuring Third Man Records artists Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and Olivia Jean. On the other side, Third Man Records founder Jack White interviews 1984 World Series Champion Kirk Gibson. This record is pressed in the Tigers colors (blue and orange) specifically for this ticket package and will not be available anywhere else. The photos on the record sleeve were shot by Detroit Tigers pitcher, Daniel Norris. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation and The Detroit Tigers Foundation.
  • 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 pitch will be thrown by Tigers Fan and Michigan native Mike Mika, a lobbyist who was wounded during the shooting at Congressional Baseball Game practice in June.
  • The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by 13-year-old soloist Bella Arini.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • The QLine stops between Grand Boulevard and Congress Street, and 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.

 

 

 

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