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Tigers Return to Comerica Park for Six-Game Homestand Against Diamondbacks and Rays, Beginning Tuesday, June 13

Homestand features Alumni Saturdays with Jim Leyland, Father's Day events, Friday night fireworks and Michael Fulmer 2016 Rookie of the Year Bobblehead giveaway

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for a six-game homestand beginning Tuesday, June 13, running through Sunday, May 18, as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks June 13-14, and the Tampa Bay Rays June 15-18. The homestand opener against the Diamondbacks is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., followed by the second game of the series on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. The Tigers and Rays play a four-game weekend wrap-around series, with games on Thursday and Friday at 7:10 p.m., Saturday at 4:10 p.m. and Sunday 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 six-game homestand beginning Tuesday, June 13, running through Sunday, May 18, as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks June 13-14, and the Tampa Bay Rays June 15-18. The homestand opener against the Diamondbacks is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., followed by the second game of the series on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. The Tigers and Rays play a four-game weekend wrap-around series, with games on Thursday and Friday at 7:10 p.m., Saturday at 4:10 p.m. and Sunday 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.

VOTE TIGERS: Voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game is now underway, where Miguel Cabrera leads American League first basemen with 475,826 votes. Tigers fans can visit the All-Star Voting Table at the Brush Fire 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.

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 13 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Pure Michigan Koozie, courtesy of Pure Michigan. 
  • Through the generosity of Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler and his wife, Tess, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, is proud to continue Kinsler's Kids. Through the program, the Kinsler family hosts 60 guests in partnership with The Birthday Party Project, which has the goal of bringing joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. On June 13, The Birthday Party Project will celebrate its summer birthday party in honor of Ian's birthday week at Comerica Park. All guests are treated to a Detroit Tigers game in a luxury suite, ballpark fare dinner, a cupcake and a Kinsler's Kids t-shirt. The children celebrating their birthdays this summer also receive a personalized authentic Detroit Tigers jersey and an autographed photo signed by Ian Kinsler. The Kinsler's Kids program hosts children and families as selected by The Birthday Party Project in conjunction with Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS). The Tigers Wives will be volunteering in the suite as birthday enthusiasts for the duration of the event. Tess Kinsler and the non-profit's leadership will be available to media from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in suites 252-253.
  • Tigers fans that purchased the Pure Michigan Special Ticket Package will receive a ticket to the game and a special edition Pure Michigan tee shirt.
  • Chevrolet Fun Zone Pack:  For $10 fans can secure an upper baseline ticket and voucher for a Chevrolet branded item.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by 95-year-old Dorothy Zehnder, representing Pure Michigan.
  • The national anthem will be performed by The Accidentals.

Wednesday, June 14 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Prior to the game there will be an on-field ceremony celebrating Canadian Tigers fans. Those who purchased the Canadian Tigers Fan Ticket Package will receive a special-edition hat. Five dollars of fans' ticket purchases of this package will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  • Representatives from the ALS Association-Michigan Chapter, ALS of Michigan, ALS TDI and Muscular Dystrophy Association-Greater Detroit District will be recognized during a pregame on-field ceremony. This partnership is part of MLB's 4*ALS campaign, which has the goal of raising awareness about the disease.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers Fan Matt Newton
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Kelsey Williamson.

Thursday, June 15 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Prior to the game NASCAR driver Chase Elliot will be signing autographs on Witherell St. from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., courtesy of NAPA Auto Parts.
  • There will be a pregame on-field ceremony honoring the 2016 Michigan Veteran of the Year, Jonathan Van Tol. Joining him will be state commanders of Michigan's veteran organizations.
  • Prior to the game all fans will receive a NAPA Wristband, along with Grand Slam Coupon Books.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Jonathan Van Tol, representing Veterans Night, and Megan Hunt, representing Toshiba.

Friday, June 16 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Michael Fulmer 2016 Rookie of the Year Bobblehead, sponsored by Pepsi.
  • 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 Detroit 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.
  • Leinie Fridays Party Pack: For as low as $19, you can secure a game ticket plus one 20-ounce Leinenkugel's draft beer. This ticket package is subject to availability.
  • 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 Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation. 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.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the DTE Singers.
  • Postgame fireworks are presented by Pepsi, hosted by WYCD's Chuck Edwards 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, June 17 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 4:10 p.m. Gates Open at 2:30 p.m.

  • Tigers Alumni Saturdays, presented by Comerica Bank: Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland will participate in a Q&A from 3:00-3:45 p.m. at the Big Cat Court.
  • The first 15,000 fans will receive an Detroit Tigers Tote Bag, courtesy of MLB Network.
  • The Tigers will honor four boy and four girl winners of the 2017 Michigan Pitch, Hit and Run Competition, presented by Scott's, in a special pregame on-field ceremony. Pitch, Hit & Run presented by Scott's is a national grassroots initiative in which boys and girls ages 7-14 can showcase their skills in pitching, hitting, and running. Boys and girls compete separately and participants can compete in four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be made by a Kids Club member on behalf of Jim Leyland.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Justified Quartet.

Sunday, June 18 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Upon entering the ballpark, the first 10,000 men will receive Father's Day Socks, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts. All kids 14-and-under will receive an Ian Kinsler poster, courtesy of AMP Radio.
  • 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.
  • Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers are teaming up to "Keep Dad In The Game" by dedicating Father's Day to the fight against prostate cancer. The Detroit Tigers will partner with the MIU Men's Health Foundation to invite over 100 prostate cancer survivors on field to be recognized in a group ceremony prior to the game. Nearly 500 tickets have been donated to the MIU Men's Health Foundation for the prostate cancer survivors and their families to attend the game. MLB supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation's "Home Run Challenge" to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation's efforts to raise funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. During the Home Run Challenge, fans can make a monetary pledge for each home run hit during all MLB games from Thursday, June 1, through Father's Day, Sunday, June 18. The partnership is celebrated league-wide on Father's Day, June 18, when MLB players will be wearing specially-designed uniforms, caps, socks, light blue wristbands and blue ribbon decals during the game to raise awareness of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Hugh Larkin.
  • Following the game Pepsi will be distributing samples of its new beverage, Lemon Lemon.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • The QLine stops between Grand Boulevard and Congress Street, and is free to riders until July 1. 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.