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Tigers announce 2018 spring home games

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DETROIT -- Right around the time Tigers fans get sick of winter, the team will provide the first glimpse of spring. They'll open their 2018 Spring Training schedule on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium with their annual exhibition against Florida Southern College.

The exhibition opens an 18-game schedule in Lakeland, Fla., the Spring Training home of the Tigers for the 82nd season. The past 53 of them have been at Joker Marchant Stadium, the longest current relationship between a Major League team and its Spring Training home city.

DETROIT -- Right around the time Tigers fans get sick of winter, the team will provide the first glimpse of spring. They'll open their 2018 Spring Training schedule on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium with their annual exhibition against Florida Southern College.

The exhibition opens an 18-game schedule in Lakeland, Fla., the Spring Training home of the Tigers for the 82nd season. The past 53 of them have been at Joker Marchant Stadium, the longest current relationship between a Major League team and its Spring Training home city.

The Tigers' Grapefruit League home slate begins on Saturday, Feb. 24, with a visit from the Blue Jays, who return for another game on March 7. The Yankees visit three times, on March 6, 17 and 20. The Mets make the trek up from Port St. Lucie on March 9, while the Nationals visit on March 12.

The Spring Training schedule concludes with a game against the Rays on Monday, March 26. The Tigers head north early to begin the regular season at home on Thursday, March 29.

Single-game tickets for Spring Training games will go on sale Jan. 13, 2018. Season-ticket and flex-package information will be announced during the offseason. For more information, visit tigers.com/springtraining.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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