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Tigers Return to Comerica Park for 10-Game Homestand Against Royals, Indians and Giants

Homestand features Negro Leagues Weekend, Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Day, Alumni Saturdays with Gary Sheffield and Bark at the Park.

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for a 10-game homestand beginning Tuesday, June 27, running through Thursday, July 6, as they host the Kansas City Royals June 27-29, Cleveland Indians June 30-July 2 and the San Francisco Giants July 3-6. The homestand opens with 7:10 p.m. games against the Royals on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the series finale on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. The Tigers and Indians play a four-game weekend series, beginning Friday at 7:10 p.m. There is a doubleheader scheduled on Saturday, with games at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., as the teams make up a rained-out game from May 4. The series concludes on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. Closing the homestand is a three-game series between the Tigers and Giants, which begins on Tuesday, July 4 at 1:10 p.m., followed by Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. and Thursday at 1:10 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).

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for a 10-game homestand beginning Tuesday, June 27, running through Thursday, July 6, as they host the Kansas City Royals June 27-29, Cleveland Indians June 30-July 2 and the San Francisco Giants July 3-6. The homestand opens with 7:10 p.m. games against the Royals on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the series finale on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. The Tigers and Indians play a four-game weekend series, beginning Friday at 7:10 p.m. There is a doubleheader scheduled on Saturday, with games at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., as the teams make up a rained-out game from May 4. The series concludes on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. Closing the homestand is a three-game series between the Tigers and Giants, which begins on Tuesday, July 4 at 1:10 p.m., followed by Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. and Thursday at 1:10 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 $19 at tigers.com/valuepack or at the Tigers box office. Minimum purchase for this value pack is four tickets.
  • Negro Leagues Weekend Ticket Package: The Tigers battle the Cleveland Indians June 30 - July 2 during Negro Leagues Weekend at Comerica Park. All purchasers of this special ticket package receive a game ticket, a Detroit Stars fedora and a donation to the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium -- a group dedicated to preserving the field used by Negro Leagues teams including the Detroit Stars. This special ticket package is only available online at tigers.com/negroleagues.

VOTE TIGERS: Voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game is now underway, where Miguel Cabrera is in fourth place among American League first basemen with 1,011,382 votes. Tigers fans can visit the All-Star Voting Table at the Brushfire Grill at Comerica Park to cast their ballot and win special prizes. Fans can also vote online up to five times per day at tigers.com/vote. Voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game concludes on Thursday, June 29.

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.

Tuesday, June 27 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Bark At The Park, presented by Pet Supplies Plus: 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 dog tickets are sold out and there will not be any additional sold at the gate day of game.
  • Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given out at all gates upon entry to the ballpark.
  • Chevrolet Fun Zone Pack:  For $19 fans can secure an upper baseline ticket and voucher for a Chevrolet branded item.
  • Trophy Tuesdays give fans the special opportunity to see Tiger trophies at the Big Cat Court before Tuesday home games. This week's select trophy is Miguel Cabrera's 2012 Triple Crown award.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Garrard Taylor, the 2017 Team Tigers Coach of the Year and Head Softball Coach of the Renaissance Phoenix; Richard Reznik, 2017 Champions Award Winner and Associate Director of the Detroit PAL; and Tigers fan Ron Murphree.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Eric Gutman.

Wednesday, June 28 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Western Michigan University Night is the first installment of FOX Sports Detroit College Days. Fans who purchase this special package receive a ticket to the game and a special edition WMU-themed Tigers hat. Five dollars of every ticket purchase is donated to the WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund. To purchase, visit tigers.com/wmu.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by LZ Granderson, representing Western Michigan University, and John Goike, a guest of Belfor Property Restoration.
  • The national anthem will be performed by WMU's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
  • The official game ball will be delivered by Seaman Blake Johnson of the U.S. Navy.

Thursday, June 29 vs. Kansas City Royals at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Naturalization Ceremony: 30-40 individuals will be sworn in as American citizens during an on-field pregame ceremony. The oath will be administered by Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new citizens and their family members receive complimentary tickets courtesy of the Detroit Tigers to enjoy America's Pastime after officially becoming a citizen.
  • The official game ball will be delivered by Lieutenant Michael Nyland of the U.S. Navy.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by singer and songwriter Big Sean, representing New Era; Noah Dallos, representing AAA; and Zackery Williams, representing Pepsi.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Robyn Crump.

Friday, June 30 vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open Early at 5:00 p.m.

  • 11th Annual Detroit Stars Singing Competition: The Tigers have partnered with Radio One for the 11th annual Detroit Stars Singing Competition. The competition will take place at the Big Cat Court and will be hosted by Tune Up of Radio One's 105.9 FM WDMK starting at 5:30pm. The 10 finalists will be judged by celebrities Jarrad Davis, Lions Linebacker, 2017 first-round selection, renowned vocal coach, Shirley Smith and TV personality and entertainment reporter, Lee Thomas. The winner of the Detroit Stars Singing Competition will receive a grand prize of $2,000 and the opportunity to sing the national anthem prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday September 23, 2017.
  • "Passing of the Bat Ceremony": The Detroit Tigers continue the celebration of African American ballplayers and their numerous contributions to the game of baseball. The on-field ceremony includes the annual "Passing of the Bat" which embodies the past, present and future contributions of African American ballplayers to the game of baseball and includes ballplayers from many eras of Detroit baseball. The individuals in the pregame ceremony include Walt Owens, a former Negro Leagues player who was a pitcher, outfielder and first baseman for the Detroit Stars from 1953-1955, Tigers alumni including, Rod AllenWillie Horton and Jake Wood, current Tigers players and coaches and Steve Mann from Detroit Country Day, a top African American high school prospect from Michigan.
  • A series of banners will be displayed throughout the weekend along the concourse chronicling the history of African American players with the Detroit Tigers. Negro Leagues merchandise will be sold by Tony Dee's Negro Leagues Baseball Store and Apparel throughout the weekend.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Deontae Domonique Brown, the great grandson of National Baseball Hall of Famer and Negro Leagues player Norman "Turkey" Stearnes and Jarrad Davis of the Detroit Lions.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Joyce Stearnes Thompson and Rosilyn Stearnes Brown, daughters of Norman "Turkey" Stearnes.
  • Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given out at all gates upon entry to the ballpark.
  • 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 purchasers must be at least 21 years of age.
  • 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 for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is the Plymouth United Church of Christ. 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 $1.4 million for charity.
  • Postgame fireworks are presented by Pepsi, hosted by 98.7 AMP Radio's Julia 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, July 1 (Game 1) vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • This game is a make-up of the May 4 contest that was postponed due to inclement weather.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by WWII veteran Tony Rand.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the L'Anse Creuse North High School Choir.

23rd Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, Saturday, July 1 (Game 2) vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m.

  • The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a Negro Leagues Duffle Bag, courtesy of Comerica Bank. 
  • Comerica Bank will host a special ceremony to pay tribute to Cornerstone Schools, an organization that Comerica Bank has been proud to support for more than twenty years. Nathaniel BennettRhonda Davenport Johnson, Larry BryanPatricia AlexanderKevin Watkins, and Janice Tessier will participate in the ceremony representing Comerica Bank along with David Bologna, the Senior Development Officer for Cornerstone Schools.
  • Eight former Negro Leagues players will be recognized during a special pre-game on-field ceremony. Members include: Minnie ForbesEugene ScruggsBill HillWalt Owens, Pedro SierraRon Teasley, Jake Sanders and Johnny Walker. Also participating in the ceremony is Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by former Negro Leagues player and the 1956 owner of the Detroit Stars baseball team, Minnie Forbes and Nathaniel Bennett, representing Comerica Bank.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Rebecca Eaddy.
  • 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 Ann Arbor 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.

Sunday, July 2 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open Early at 11:00 a.m.

  • All kids 14-and-under will receive a Justin Upton poster, presented By AMP Radio.
  • Prior to the game, the Tigers will host a live pregame interview with former Tiger Gary Sheffield in the Big Cat Court as part of the Negro Leagues weekend events. Following the interview, fans can participate in a Q&A from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • The Tigers will present former Tiger Gary Sheffield with the 2017 Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award during a special pregame on-field ceremony. The Detroit Tigers African American Legacy Award was first presented to former Tiger and 1968 World Champion, Gates Brown in 2009. Additional recipients of the award include: Jake Wood (2010), Earl Wilson (2012), Larry Herndon (2013), Bill Bruton (2014), Lou Whitaker (2015) and Chet Lemon (2016). A plaque chronicling the history of the African American Legacy Award recipients is on display in the Detroit Tigers Ernie Harwell Media Center.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by former Tiger Gary Sheffield, recipient of the 2017 Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award.
  • The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by 15-year-old Caleb Carrol.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Following the game, Pepsi will be sampling their new Lemon Lemon beverage on Witherell St., in front of the Corner Tap Room.

Tuesday, July 4 vs. San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Day: The Detroit Tigers celebrate the dedication and sacrifice of current and former members of the Armed Forces. The Tigers donate 1,000 tickets to local members of the Armed Forces and Veterans along with their families to attend the game when the Tigers take on the San Francisco Giants. Members of the Armed Forces and Veterans are invited to the field at Comerica Park and are recognized for their service to the United States Armed Forces prior to the National Anthem. James Smith, Disabled American Veterans, Detroit Regional Office representing all Veterans and Major General David Bassett, from the U.S Army representing all active service members each throw a ceremonial first pitch. Sgt. Mario Jimenez sings the national anthem and "God Bless America". The U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard will present the colors during the national anthem. Four A-10 Thunderbolt "Warthog" fighter jets will provide a flyover.
  • The first 10,000 fans entering the stadium that are at least 21 years of age will receive a Patriotic Hat, courtesy of MillerCoors.
  • Stars and Stripes Ticket Package: There's nothing more American than baseball and the 4th of July! This special package includes a game ticket, exclusive Detroit Tigers Stars & Stripes T-Shirt. To purchase, visit tigers.com/starsandstripes.
  • 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 Teams 4 Taps will attend the game on July 4.
  • Chevrolet Fun Zone Pack:  For $10 fans can secure an upper baseline ticket and voucher for a Chevrolet branded item.

Wednesday, July 5 vs. San Francisco Giants at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Nick Tumbarello.
  • The national anthem will be performed by No Big Deal.

Thursday, July 6 vs. San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Grand Slam Values Coupon Books will be given out at all gates upon entry to the ballpark, and 7 Eleven Slurpee Cups will be given to fans at all gates following the game.
  • Slow Roll Special Ticket Package: Fans that purchase this package receive a ticket to the game and a special Detroit Tigers Slow Roll T-Shirt. Slow Roll is a unique nonprofit that brings together thousands of people from all over the region during 25 weekly bike rides a year to discover more about The City of Detroit and each other. In 2017, Slow Roll is focusing on continuing to educate people about Detroit, engage riders with local businesses and charities, and create the cohesive and peaceful community we all strive for. We believe that Slow Roll is transforming Detroit through exercise, education, experiences, and community. To purchase, visit tigers.com/slowroll.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Justin Meram, representing the Columbus Crew, and Tigers fan Rob Queen.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Wayne State Quartet.

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, and visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and fans can 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 and download the Mi Drive app. and you can also 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 six 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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