In just three hours, the Detroit Tigers sold out its approximately 2,000-person per-game capacity for games at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium during 2021 Spring Training. This high level of demand came in response to the first chance for Tigers fans to watch their team take the field in-person since March 12, 2020.
“There’s a reason Tigers fans are the best in baseball, and today’s remarkable show of support for our ballclub confirms just that,” Chris Granger, group president of Sports and Entertainment for Ilitch Holdings, said. “There’s a lot of optimism surrounding the team as we begin a new season, and we’re thrilled that fans have responded in such a strong way. I’d like to commend our staff in Lakeland and Detroit for their hard work so that we can safely welcome fans back into the stands, beginning with Grapefruit League action.”
Capacity is limited to around 20 percent of the more-than-9,000-seat facility. Seats were sold in “pods,” ranging from one to six seats in size. Each pod will be at least six feet from others in all directions and have aisle access. Also, the outfield berm will be marked off in six-by-six-foot spaces for groups of four or fewer.
Learn more about the Tigers’ spring training at Tigers.com/SpringTraining.
For the Tigers Spring Training 2021 roster, visit Tigers/roster.