The Detroit Tigers are the oldest team in the American League to have one home city. The big cats of the MLB have called The Motor City their home for nearly 130 years, making a visit to Comerica Park a crucial part of teaching your kids the rich history of Detroit.
Once you’ve decked the entire family out in orange and navy, read our tips for making your game day a success — no matter which team wins. These suggestions on what to do at the ballpark and how to score the best deals for families will make you feel like an All Star. Play ball!
Quick Details about Comerica Park
- Address: 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit
- Season: Opening Day is April 6.
- How to get there: Take the QLine and get off at Grand Circus. The 1, 2, 4, 5, 9 and 16 buses all have drop-off locations near the field.
- Parking: Pre-book your parking spot through ParkWhiz for around $40.
Purchasing Tickets for a Detroit Tigers Game
- Tickets are required for all adults, and for kids ages 4 and older. Young children who can enter for free are expected to sit on their parent’s lap and not take up an additional seat. But anyone with a toddler knows it’s impossible for them to sit still for nine innings, so read on to find fun activities to keep them entertained!
- The Tigers have different deals for families each year. During the 2022 season, they offered a Sunday Family Value Deal that included 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 drinks for $69. Check the website to see which family deals will be available for the 2023 season!
Tips for Families Attending A Detroit Tigers Game
- Download the MLB app before you go for easy access to your tickets and a stadium map. Plus, there’s plenty of exclusive in-app activities and prizes!
- Comerica Park is a cashless venue. Leave the big bucks at home and make sure you have an alternate payment method. You can convert cash to a Visa card for free at any of the three Cash2Card kiosks located in the stadium.
- Bags, purses and clutches are prohibited. Diaper and medical bags are allowed, but they must be smaller than 16 x 16 x 8 inches. Only plastic baby bottles are allowed.
- Collapsible strollers are permitted and will be subject to a security search. All other strollers can be claim checked with Guest Services.
- Outside food is prohibited, but you can bring in one sealed water bottle or a refillable plastic bottle. There are filling stations throughout the park.
- Stop by the Guest Services Office to get your child an ID bracelet with their guardian’s contact information and seat location on it.
- A nursing lounge is located in section 210.
- Changing tables are located in every restroom in the stadium.
- Family assist restrooms are located in sections 119, 145, 210, 320 and 342.
What to Do at Comerica Park
Other than watch the game, of course!
- Celebrating your child’s first game (or an anniversary, birthday or even catching a foul ball)? Pick up a certificate to commemorate your special occasion at the Guest Services Office.
- Show up early for autographs. Comerica Park opens its gates 90 minutes before the first pitch. Fans can watch the end of batting practice and try to score an autograph from the stands in the rows closest to the Tigers dugout.
- Play with PAWS, the official mascot of the Detroit Tigers. You can even arrange an in-seat visit with Detroit’s favorite striped cat.
- Ride the tiger at the Comerica Bank Carousel. Kids of all ages can take a spin on one of the 30 hand-painted tigers for just $2. On Sundays, kids 14 and under ride for free!
- Enjoy a scenic ride on the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel. Located behind Section 131, guests ride the ferris wheel for just $2 per rider. On Sundays, kids 14 and under ride for free!
- Sign your kids up for the Detroit Tigers Kids Club to get them exclusive perks and awesome Tigers gear. Visit the Kids Club Kiosk in Section 120 to get started.
- Arrange a special video message for your kiddo to spot on the scoreboard. This is a great way to celebrate a birthday, special occasion or even a first game! Custom messages start at $75 and include a digital photo of this special moment.
- Make getting your game day grub a breeze by stopping at the Big Cat Court, a food court that offers Little Caesars pizza, old-fashioned burgers and fries, Mexican and Mediterranean menus, elephant ears and ice cream and adult beverages.
- If attending a Friday night game, stay in your seat once the game is over for a fabulous fireworks display!
- Run the bases and score a home run! After every Sunday game, kids 14 and younger can line up to race around the baseball diamond.
- Is your child interested in becoming a bat boy or girl? Write to the Tigers for a chance to play an important role on the field!
Things to do Near Comerica Park
- Skipped the concession stand at the game? Grab a bite to eat at the kid-approved JoJo’s ShakeBAR or grab a slice at the old-school Buddy’s Pizza, a city staple since 1946. Keep the game day energy up by stopping at Hockeytown Cafe, a sports pub (with a kids menu!) that is decked out in Detroit Red Wings memorabilia.
- Explore at Outdoor Adventure Center, a museum with outdoor activity and nature simulators located on Detroit’s historic riverfront.
- Visit The D Shop, the official pro shop of the Detroit Tigers, to pick up a game day souvenir. Don’t have time for waiting in those long lines? Check out Gameday Detroit or Fanatic U, two nearby sports gear stores with a wide variety of merchandise and apparel for Michigan sports fans.
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