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Detroit Tigers Announce Comerica Bank to Sponsor Tigers 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary Weekend at Comerica Park

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers, in partnership with Comerica Bank, today announced plans for the 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary weekend, presented by Comerica Bank, as part of a season-long celebration.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers, in partnership with Comerica Bank, today announced plans for the 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary weekend, presented by Comerica Bank, as part of a season-long celebration.

 

The weekend celebration will include:

 

Friday, September 7 - Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.

  • Members of the 1968 team will be honored at a private luncheon, presented by Comerica Bank.
  • The first 10,000 fans attending the Tigers vs. Cardinals game at 7:10 p.m. will receive a pair of "Sockit to 'em" socks, courtesy of Comerica Bank.

 

Saturday, September 8 - Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 6:10 p.m.

  • Members of the Tigers 1968 World Champion team will be honored during a special pregame on-field ceremony prior to the Tigers vs. Cardinals game at 6:10 p.m.
  • The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a 1968 commemorative road jersey, courtesy of Comerica Bank.

 

Sunday, September 9 - Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 p.m.

  • The Detroit Tigers will host a fan Q&A session on the concourse featuring members of the 1968 World Champion team. The fan Q&A will take place prior to the Tigers vs. Cardinals game at 1:10 p.m.
  • The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a 1968 World Champions commemorative pennant, courtesy of Comerica Bank.

 

"The Detroit Tigers' 1968 World Championship helped unite our city," said Michael T. Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank-Michigan. "Comerica is proud to honor that achievement by sponsoring the season-long celebration of its 50th anniversary."

 

"It is exciting for the Detroit Tigers to announce that our great partner Comerica Bank, wanted to team up in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 World Champion Tigers, a historic and significant point in time for the City of Detroit," said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. "We're equally thrilled to present to Tigers fans, a number of special events and giveaways tied honoring to that great '68 ball club."

 

As part of the weekend celebration, Comerica Bank will host the Southwest Tiny Tigers Detroit PAL team at the game on Saturday, September 8. Team coach Ish Ledsma will receive an invitation to the game on behalf of Ritchie.

 

Honoring the season-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the '68 World Champions, the Detroit Historical Society and the Detroit Institute of Arts will hold special exhibitions paying tribute to the 1968 Tigers.

 

The Detroit Historical Society's exhibit, The Year of the Tiger: 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary Exhibition will run from April 20 - October 7, 2018 and will be held at the Detroit Historical Museum.

 

In concert with the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers historic win, the Detroit Historical Society will debut The Year of the Tiger: 1968 exhibit. The exhibit weaves together stories about the players, the manager, the stadium and the events that paved a path toward a World Series victory and ultimately changed the mood and spirit of the city.

 

The exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Play Ball! Baseball is running now through September 17, 2018.

 

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This exhibition also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers1968 World Series victory with memorabilia, baseball cards and collectibles. Visitors will experience the extraordinary opportunity to view more than 500 baseball cards known as the "T206 White Border Set." Miller's collection of these vintage cards is noted for its rarity and superlative condition, and includes a Joe Doyle "error card" as well as the coveted and rare Honus Wagner card.

 

Comerica Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Tigers 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary weekend. The partnership includes the following:

 

Partner Inclusion

  • Media Assets (TV, Digital, Outdoor and Radio)
  • Inclusion on special 50th Anniversary logo
  • Sponsor branding on all signage for celebratory luncheon, in-park assets, main stage signage and gate giveaways

 

Hospitality Assets

  • Allocation of 100 of each gate giveaway for sponsor use
  • Meet and Greet for 20 people in Detroit Tigers Corporate Partnerships Suite with a member of the 1968 Team (suite tickets and two parking passes included) at each of the three weekend celebration games

 

About Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Since its founding in Detroit in 1849, Comerica Bank has been making a positive difference in the lives of Michigan residents, helping its customers be successful and providing financial assistance to help charitable organizations meet their diverse goals. From its multi-million-dollar restoration of Comerica Bank Center to its naming rights agreement for Comerica Park to its sponsorship of Little Caesar's Arena and the Comerica Players Club to its naming rights partnership for the Comerica Gridiron Club and Suites at The New Ford Field, Comerica continues to be an active participant in Detroit's downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/Comerica. Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares.

 

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.

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