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Tigers return to Comerica Park for six-game homestand against White Sox and Angels, beginning Friday, June 2

Homestand features Play Ball Weekend, Alumni Saturday with Jack Morris and Law Enforcement Night.

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for a six-game homestand beginning Friday, June 2, through Thursday, June 8, as they host the Chicago White Sox June 2-4, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim June 6-8. The homestand opener against the White Sox is scheduled for Friday at 7:10 p.m., followed by Saturday at 4:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:10 p.m. After an off day on Monday, June 5, the Tigers and Angels square off Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:10 p.m., with Thursday's series finale slated for 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 Friday, June 2, through Thursday, June 8, as they host the Chicago White Sox June 2-4, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim June 6-8. The homestand opener against the White Sox is scheduled for Friday at 7:10 p.m., followed by Saturday at 4:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:10 p.m. After an off day on Monday, June 5, the Tigers and Angels square off Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:10 p.m., with Thursday's series finale slated for 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 baseline 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.
  • Play Ball Ticket Package: In honor of Play Ball Weekend, the Tigers are offering a special "Play Ball" ticket offer: take $10 off lower baseline box tickets June 2-4. For more information or to purchase, visit tigers.com/play.

PLAY BALL WEEKEND

As part of Major League Baseball's Second Annual Play Ball Weekend, the Detroit Tigers will host several special programs and events designed to celebrate youth baseball and softball participation throughout metropolitan Detroit. Many of the weekend's participants were selected from the Detroit Tigers Play Ball Social Media and Online Essay contests, the Detroit Tigers Kids Club and the Detroit Tigers Play Baseball Detroit initiative. The Play Baseball Detroit Program has served over 115,000 children since 2008, and features a host of programs designed to provide resources and engage children in baseball. Efforts of the Tigers' signature program include equipment collections, field maintenance projects, school rallies, baseball skills clinics, competitive tournaments and an online team registration program. Throughout the weekend, several hundred children will take part in youth engagement activities at the ballpark and in the community.

FRIDAY

  • Kids Only Press Conference: The first of many special Play Ball Weekend experiences at Comerica Park is the Kids Only Press Conference, which will be held in Interview Room Two at 5:45 p.m. The Tigers have invited 25 kids to take part in this event, which includes asking questions to Tigers players and participating in a photo opportunity. Kids selected to attend the event come from the Clinton Township 8U Motor City Hit Dogs, the 15U Detroit Stars and winners of the Detroit Tigers Play Ball Sportsmanship Essay Contest. The event will be hosted by a Detroit Tigers Kids Club member. Credentialed media are invited to attend the event.
  • Batting Practice / On-Field Meet and Greet: The Detroit Tigers will host The Reality Executives 15U youth baseball team to watch batting practice from the field and participate in a pre-game meet and greet with select current Tiger players.
  • Catch in the Outfield: Six youth players and their parents will have the opportunity to play catch in the outfield before the game. The players were selected through the Detroit Tigers Play Ball Social Media Contest, using #PlayBallDET.

SATURDAY

  • Detroit Tigers Pregame On-Field Clinic, Presented by Chevy Youth Baseball: All fans attending Saturday's game are invited to participate in this clinic, taking place from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Comerica Park.
  • The 2017 Play Ball Weekend Sportsmanship Awards will be presented in a pregame on-field ceremony. Five youth players will be recognized for their positive examples of sportsmanship when they "Play Ball." The winners will be presented with their awards by a Tigers player. Winners were selected through an essay contest asking youth players to explain how they demonstrate sportsmanship.

SUNDAY

  • Catch in the Outfield: Six youth players and their parents will have the opportunity to play catch in the outfield before the game. The players were selected through the Detroit Tigers Play Ball Social Media Contest, using #PlayBallDET.

VOTE TIGERS: Voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game is now underway, where Miguel Cabrera leads American League first basemen with 326,952 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.

Friday, June 2 vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Leinie Fridays Party Pack: For $32 (pavilion and mezzanine), $29 (bleachers) or $23 (rooftop bleachers) you can secure a game ticket plus one 20-ounce Leinenkugel's draft beer.
  • Sanchez's Little Smiles: Through the generosity of Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez and his wife, Ana, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, is proud to continue Sanchez's Little Smiles this season. Through the program, the Sanchez family invites 19 guests to attend a Tigers baseball game in a grand fashion. The special evening includes tickets to the Sanchez family's suite, Sanchez's Little Smiles t-shirts, ballpark fare catering and an autographed photo signed by Anibal Sanchez. On June 2, 3 and 7, families from Variety, The Children's Charity, Ronald McDonald House of Detroit and the Children's Hospital of Michigan, respectively, will attend the game through Sanchez's Little Smiles.
  • 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 Detroit PAL, whose 1,700 volunteers make a difference in the lives of over 12,000 children every year. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs. 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 3rd 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 WOMC's Bobby Mitchell and are weather permitting.
  • Grand Slam Coupon Books will be given out at all gates prior to the game.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Tigers fan Ed Ewell and Play Ball representative Sydney Zeigler.

Saturday, June 3 vs. Chicago White Sox at 4:10 p.m. Gates Open at 2:00 p.m.

  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: On all Saturday regular season home games, 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 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.
  • Tigers Alumni Saturdays, presented by Comerica Bank: Former Tiger Jack Morris will participate in a Q&A from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Big Cat Court. He will also participate in an autograph signing at the D Shop from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets for the autograph signing are available online at tigers.com/autographs.
  • Prior to the game the first 2,500 kids 14-and-under will receive a Play Ball Bat and Ball Set, courtesy of MLB and Chevrolet.
  • Following the game Pepsi will be distributing samples of its new flavor, Lemon Lemon.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by former Tiger Jack Morris. Additional first pitches will be thrown by Tami Montgomery, Joseph Morelli and Talyah Beard, representing Play Ball.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Julianne Ankley.

Sunday, June 4 vs. Chicago White Sox at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • 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.
  • Author and Hall of Fame Tigers beat writer Tom Gage will be signing copies of his book, The Big 50: Detroit Tigers, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the concourse near section 133.
  • Prior to the game all kids 14-and-under will receive a Play Ball Bat and Ball Set, courtesy of MLB and Chevrolet.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Kyle Wiley and Gavin Young, both representing Play Ball.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Brooklyn Stack, who will also perform God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch. 

Tuesday, June 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 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.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Dave Egner, representing Henry Ford, and Tigers fan Cyndi Hunt.

Wednesday, June 7 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Law Enforcement Night: This ticket package includes a game ticket, commemorative challenge coin and a $10 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve. Families of officers that were slain in the line of duty over the last year will be honored in a special pregame on-field ceremony.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Detroit Police Chief James Craig, representing Law Enforcement Night, and Connor Jackson, representing Meijer.
  • Honor guard will be provided by the West Bloomfield Police Department.
  • The national anthem will be performed by soloist Steve Curtis.

Thursday, June 8 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Grand Slam Coupon Books will be given out at all gates.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Dan Jankins.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Besser Mens Chorus.

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.

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