DETROIT, MI -- The Detroit Tigers announced today the lineup of special events, special ticket and merchandise packages for the 2016 season.
Returning special events include: Kids Opening Day (April 24); "Pink Out the Park" (May 8); 22nd Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game (June 4); 46th Annual Polish-American Night (May 20); 6th Annual Classic Car Show (June 25); 11th Annual ¡Fiesta Tigres! (August 6); and the ever-popular Star WarsTM Night (September 10). Visit tigers.com for the complete 2016 home schedule, including all of the Tigers special events and promotions.
The Tigers will host 10 fireworks shows, presented by Pepsi on every Friday night from May 20-September 23, weather permitting. Seven editions of Saturday Night Fireworks will happen from July 16-September 25, weather permitting. Sunday Kids Days, now proudly sponsored by Chevy Youth Baseball will also return in 2016, featuring a pregame interactive kids area and the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Giveaway Guarantee where every child 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item. In addition, Kids Days will feature free rides for kids on the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel and Carousel, presented by Kroger, free face painting, and Kids Run the Bases following the game, presented by Aquafina, weather permitting.
In 2016, the club will continue to partner with local institutes of higher learning for "FOX Sports Detroit University Days" which will feature a special ticket package that includes a game ticket and a Tigers cap in the colors of Western Michigan University (June 22), Central Michigan University (July 15), Eastern Michigan University (July 19), University of Michigan (August 19), Michigan State University (August 26), Oakland University (September 12), University of Detroit Mercy (September 13), and Wayne State University (September 27). Also returning for 2016 is the "Class Outside Educational Series" sponsored by Oakland University and featuring special pregame educational presentations prior to five select Tigers games.
Individual game tickets for the 2016 Detroit Tigers season go on sale Saturday, March 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street, online at tigers.com, and by calling 866-66-TIGER (84437).
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
A variety of season ticket options for the upcoming 2016 season are currently on sale. Ticket packages are available for as low as $14 per game and include great benefits. Select ticket packages guarantee an Opening Day ticket. For more information or to purchase season tickets, call (313) 471-2255, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tigers.com.
2016 Special Events Calendar
Date Special Event Sponsor
Friday, April 8 Opening Day Ball Park
Saturday, April 9 Goodfellows Ticket Package*
Monday, April 11 Class Outside "Career Day" * Oakland University
Tuesday, April 12 Class Outside "Weather Day" * Oakland University
Friday, April 22 Women in Sports Ticket Package*
Saturday, April 23 Detroit Dog Rescue Ticket Package *
Sunday, April 24 Kids Opening Day Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Firefighters Ticket Package*
Tuesday, April 26 Outdoorsman Ticket Package *
Wednesday, April 27 Golf Lovers Ticket Package *
Thursday, April 28 Class Outside "Math Day" * Oakland University
Saturday, May 7 Pre-Game On-Field Clinic
Sunday, May 8 Mother's Day Kroger
Fifth Annual Pink Out The Park Delta Air Lines
Breast Health Awareness Event
Pink Out The Park Ticket Package *
Wednesday, May 18 Class Outside "Space Day" * Oakland University
Friday, May 20 Polish American Night
Polish American Night Ticket Package *
Sunday, May 22 Girl Scouts Day Ticket Package *
Monday, May 23 Law Enforcement Ticket Package *
Tuesday, May 24 Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition
Wednesday, May 25 Class Outside "Journalism Day" * Oakland University
June 3 - 5 Negro Leagues Weekend Comerica Bank
Saturday, June 4 Negro Leagues Tribute Game Comerica Bank
Sunday, June 5 African American Legacy Award Ceremony, honoring Chet Lemon
Monday, June 6 Pure Michigan Night Pure Michigan
Pure Michigan Night Ticket Package * Pure Michigan
Tuesday, June 7 Canadian Tigers Fan Ticket Package *
Wednesday, June 8 Strike Out Bullying Ticket Package *
Tuesday, June 21 Bark In The Park * Central Garden & Pet
Wednesday, June 22 FSD University Days - Western Michigan University * FOX Sports Detroit
Friday, June 24 Teacher Appreciation Ticket Package *
Saturday, June 25 6th Annual Detroit Tigers Classic Car Show MotorCity Casino & Hotel
Sunday, June 26 On-Field Photo Day Ball Park
Friday, July 15 FSD University Days - Central Michigan University * FOX Sports Detroit
Sunday, July 17 Boy Scouts Day
Tuesday, July 19 FSD University Days - Eastern Michigan University * FOX Sports Detroit
Saturday, August 6 11th Annual Fiesta Tigres, honoring Magglio Ordoñez Miller Lite
Fiesta Tigres Ticket Package *
Wednesday, August 17 Bike Night Ticket Package *
Thursday, August 18 Grandparents Day*
Friday, August 19 FSD University Days - University of Michigan * FOX Sports Detroit
Saturday, August 20 Yooper Ticket Package *
Friday, August 26 FSD University Days - Michigan State University * FOX Sports Detroit
Friday, September 9 Childhood Cancer Awareness *
Saturday, September 10 Star WarsTM Night
Star WarsTM Night Ticket Package *
Sunday, September 11 First Responders Recognition Belfor Restoration
Monday, September 12 FSD University Days - Oakland University * FOX Sports Detroit
Tuesday, September 13 FSD University Days - University of Detroit Mercy * FOX Sports Detroit
Wednesday, September 14 Irish Heritage Night
Irish Heritage Night Ticket Package *
Sept 23 - 25 Fan Appreciation Weekend Comerica Bank
Tuesday, September 27 FSD University Days - Wayne State University * FOX Sports Detroit
* Denotes Special Event ticket required
Recurring Special Events
Friday Night Fireworks Ten (10) Fireworks Shows: May 20 - September 23
Saturday Night Fireworks Six (7) Fireworks Shows: July 16 - September 24
Sunday Kids Day, including Free Rides on the Carousel & Ferris Wheel, and postgame Kids Run the Bases.
*Subject to Change
Class Outside Educational Series
The Detroit Tigers Class Outside Educational Series includes a morning of interactive academic-based presentations, followed by a Tigers game. A special ticket must be purchased to attend the Class Outside Educational Series events, which begin three hours prior to game time.
Monday, April 11
This special pre-game workshop focuses on careers in Professional Sports including media relations, marketing, sponsorship, broadcasting, ballpark operations, and sales. Listen to real people talk about real jobs and real life experiences in professional sports. Past events have featured speakers from the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, FOX Sports Detroit, CBS Radio, and other partner organizations.
Tuesday, April 12
Join the Tigers and learn about the science behind Michigan weather, why it acts the way it does and the impact of weather changes on Detroit Tigers baseball. Weather Day will feature several special weather related demonstrations and experiments by Toledo's Imagination Station.
Thursday, April 28
More and more, mathematics plays into the way General Managers, journalists, and fantasy sports enthusiasts evaluate the performance of professional athletes. Join the Tigers to discuss the math behind baseball, and how it is used to make your favorite teams better. This presentation covers the following elements of math and how it is applied in baseball: Sabermetrics, Statistics, Geometry, Ratios and Algebra. This year, the Tigers are proud to welcome the host of ESPN's Sport Science, John Brenkus, as Math Day's featured speaker.
Wednesday, May 18
Michigan has a very special role in the history of space exploration. Many former NASA astronauts are Michigan natives (and baseball fans!). Join the Tigers to explore the universe and galaxy, from the perspective of an astronaut, utilizing the giant HD Comerica Park videoboard. Guests from The Michigan Science Center will be on hand to discuss the wonders of space. Past guest speakers have included former NASA Astronauts Dr. Jerry Linenger and Dr. Michael Massimino.
Wednesday, May 25
Learn about careers in journalism from the people who cover the Detroit Tigers for radio, television, print and other news outlets. This year's presentation will also include a discussion regarding the emergence of social media as an important journalistic medium in professional sports. The Tigers are proud to welcome Dan Dickerson, play by play voice of the Detroit Tigers on 97.1 FM The Ticket, as featured speaker for Journalism Day
*To purchase Class Outside Educational Series ticket packages go to tigers.com/classoutside
Premium Special Event Ticket Packages with Merchandise
Several Detroit Tigers home games will feature unique premium ticket packages that will include not only a ticket to an exciting Tigers game, but also a special premium item. All Premium Special Event Packages can be found at tigers.com/specialevents
FOX Sports Detroit University Days
Date Event Merchandise Purchase Link
6/22/16 Western Michigan University tigers.com/wmu
7/15/16 Central Michigan University tigers.com/cmu
7/19/16 Eastern Michigan University tigers.com/emu
8/19/16 University of Michigan tigers.com/um
8/26/16 Michigan State University tigers.com/msu
9/12/16 Oakland University tigers.com/ou
9/13/16 University of Detroit Mercy tigers.com/ud
9/27/16 Wayne State University tigers.com/wsu