Detrit Tigers Tickets
The Detroit Tigers are coming off a first-to-worst season riddled with injuries and the midseason departure of GM Dave Dombrowski. Intent to return to the playoffs in 2016, new manager Al Avila sprang into action, signing pitcher Jordan Zimmermann early in free agency along with several other veteran pieces. For this season to be successful as it was during their recent division title run, the Tigers will need to rely heavily on their highly compensated roster of veterans. Zimmermann was signed to a five-year deal worth $110 million to replace David Price who was traded last July. Veteran pitcher Justin Verlander looked solid last season and will hopefully stay the course in 2016. The middle of the rotation, Detroit has Anibal Sanchez and December free agent acquisition Mike Pelfrey who should hopefully make a difference on the mound this season. After a disastrous bullpen in 2015, ranked 27th in ERA in the league, this year’s roster has been upgraded with Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Valverde, Joe Nathan and Joaquin Benoit, among others. The eighth inning saw a makeover as well with Justin Wilson and Mark Lowe on board. Alex Wilson will remain in the primary middle relief role as he was the lone shining star of the Tigers’ 2015 bullpen. The middle infield is stout with Ian Kinsler at second and a healthy Jose Iglesias at shortstop. At the corners, both first baseman Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos are facing critical seasons and need to stay consistent in 2016 for this team make waves. Detroit signed Jason Upton in January to play left field and will be joined by right fielder J.D. Martinez and either Cameron Maybin or Anthony Gose at center.
There is stiff competition in the AL Central in 2016, not only with the Royals but the Twins, Indians and White Sox have also shown improvement. The core of veteran talent on the Tigers roster should keep Detroit in contention assuming this club can stay healthy in 2016. Fans should be sure to secure your Detroit Tigers tickets as you don’t want to miss out on this exciting team play all summer long.
For over a century the corner of Michigan and Trumball cross streets marked one of the most famous and best loved addresses in baseball history Tiger Stadium. It was demolished on September 27, 1999 and the Comerica and the adjacent Ford Field were built as part of a downtown revitalization plan for the city of Detroit.
uilt to replace the historic Tiger Stadium in 2000 Comerica Park is an open-air ballpark located in downtown Detroit and is home to the Detroit Tigers Major League baseball team. Comerica Bank agreed to pay over the course of 30 years $66 million dollars for the naming rights to the stadium. Seating at the open-air park at full capacity is 41,681 with stunning skyline views of Detroit. In 2005, Comerica Park hosted the 76th Annual MLB All-Star Game, the first in Detroit since 1971 the facility has hosted two World Series, the first was Game 1 of the 2006 World Series and then they were swept by the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park in 2012.
Many baseball-themed features, including a “Monument Park” in the deep center stands complete with former Tigers, Ty Cobb, Hal Newhouser, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, and Willie Horton. Other features include: After Friday and Saturday games there is an on-field fireworks display for fans to enjoy. Whenever the Tigers score a run, the sound of a tiger growling is played and a fountain erupts from the Chevrolet Fountain and in total there are 3,039 club seats and 102 luxury suites at the ballpark. This multi-purpose park has also hosted many big name concerts such as Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney and Jimmy Buffet.