- Capacity crowd set to witness Home Opener vs. Boston Red Sox, with just standing room only tickets remaining at Tigers.com/tickets
- Laith Al-Saadi – Michigan native and 2016 finalist on “The Voice” – will perform National Anthem before flyover
- Detroit Tigers Opening Day Tailgate Party, Presented by Miller Lite and Bally Sports Detroit, to be hosted at Grand Circus Park
- Ticketed fans encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 12:35 p.m. for special introductions of Tigers players, manager and staff – Gates open 10:30 a.m.
The Detroit Tigers will welcome a capacity crowd to Comerica Park for Detroit’s Opening Day, Presented by Rocket Mortgage, this Thursday, April 6 against the Boston Red Sox at 1:10 p.m. The club today announced several ways to celebrate the start of baseball for fans heading to The District Detroit, both outside Comerica Park for Detroit’s Biggest Party, and inside the ballpark leading up to first pitch.
Tigers fans have shown their excitement and anticipation for the 2023 Tigers season, with just standing room only tickets remaining for Opening Day. Great seats for the remainder of Opening Weekend, featuring home games against the Red Sox on Saturday, April 8 at 4:10 p.m. and for Chevy Sunday Kids Day on April 9 at 1:10 p.m., are available at tigers.com/tickets.
ARRIVE EARLY AND STAY LATE!
Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Live music, photo opportunities, an exhibit celebrating the career of Miguel Cabrera, and the Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle will greet Tigers fans as they enter the concourse area.
All ticketed fans can take advantage of the Miller Lite Home Run Happy Hour – located on the rebranded Comerica Landing – from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Select concession items will cost just $5, including 16 oz. beers, fountain drinks, hard seltzers, hotdogs, and mac-n-cheese bowls.
Restaurants in The District Detroit will be open at various times throughout the day, including Tin Roof Detroit – located directly across the street from Comerica Park – and Frita Batidos Detroit, JoJo’s ShakeBAR, Mom’s Spaghetti, and Union Assembly on Columbia Street. Hockeytown Café will also be open, in addition to Mike’s Pizza Bar, PointsBet Sports Bar, The Mixing Board and UWM District Market, accessible from the exterior of Little Caesars Arena. Basan, located inside the Eddystone Hotel and adjacent to Little Caesars Arena, will be open for dinner.
Tigers fans are reminded that all tickets at Comerica Park are digital. Fans are encouraged to download tickets from the MLB Ballpark App to their digital wallet before leaving home to ensure seamless entry into the ballpark. All bags, purses and clutches are prohibited. Only wallets sized 4” x 6” x 1.5” or smaller are permitted.
Several parking options are available throughout The District Detroit, including the garages surrounding Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena. Parking can be reserved in advance at ParkWhiz.com.
INTRODUCTIONS OF 2023 DETROIT TIGERS GET PREGAME FESTIVITIES STARTED
One of the memorable traditions on Opening Day each season is the individual introductions of the Tigers players, manager, coaches, and support staff. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:35 p.m. to meet the 2023 Detroit Tigers for the first time.
“THE VOICE” STAR LAITH AL-SAADI TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AFTER FLYOVER
Michigan native Laith Al-Saadi will perform the National Anthem on Opening Day, capping off what will be an unforgettable pregame ceremony. Al-Saadi’s performance will be followed by a flyover at Comerica Park featuring four A-10 Thunderbolt “Warthog” aircrafts from the 107th Fighter Squadron, and part of the 127th Wing located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
In 2016, Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” For more than 25 years, he has been a staple of the Michigan music scene. Now, he is bringing his authentic blend of blues, soul, and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.
DETROIT SPORTS LEGENDS TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCHES
Fans in attendance and watching on Bally Sports Detroit won’t want to miss the ceremonial first pitches, with legends representing the Detroit pro sports landscape in attendance to help the Tigers kick off the home slate in style.
2023 OPENING DAY TAILGATE PARTY, PRESENTED BY MILLER LITE AND BALLY SPORTS DETROIT, TO BE HOSTED AT GRAND CIRCUS PARK
Detroit’s Biggest Party will get started early with the 2023 Tigers Opening Day Tailgate Party, hosted by Miller Lite and Bally Sports Detroit, at Grand Circus Park. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., fans can enjoy beer, DJ’s, food trucks, photo opportunities, giveaways and more. Tigers alum Dave Rozema will be on-site to sign autographs from 11:30 a.m. – Noon.