Tigers Announce Special Events Schedule, Ticket & Merchandise Package Offers

DETROIT, MI -- The Detroit Tigers announced today the lineup of special events, special ticket and merchandise packages for the 2016 season.

March 3rd, 2016

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).


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 [email protected] 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.

Career Day

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.


Weather Day

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.


Math Day

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.


Space Day

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.

Journalism Day

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