Throughout the 2023 season, the Detroit Tigers have celebrated the legendary career of 21-year MLB veteran Miguel Cabrera, and as Cabrera’s career approaches the final curtain call this October, the Tigers have added a creative way to unite the city of Detroit and pay homage to the future Hall-of-Famer.
To honor Cabrera and celebrate togetherness in Detroit, several buildings are lighting up the city in orange and blue—with some displaying Cabrera’s No. 24—each night throughout September until sunrise on October 2, following Cabrera’s final MLB game.
In addition to lighting displays at Comerica Park, other participating venues in The District Detroit include the Fox Theatre, Little Caesars Arena and the Little Caesars Global Resource Center.
And throughout the city, other buildings and organizations are excited to pay tribute to one of the greatest hitters in MLB history, including MotorCity Casino Hotel, Ford Field, Ally Detroit Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, David Stott, David Whitney Building, DTE Energy Headquarters, Federal Reserve Building, Greektown Casino, One Campus Martius, Penobscot Building, The Z Deck, The Press/321 Lafayette and Tin Roof, among others.
“We’re honored to be joined by our partners and other organizations and venues throughout the city of Detroit in this unifying tribute,” said Ryan Gustafson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Ilitch Sports + Entertainment. “Miguel’s legacy reverberates throughout our community, and this city-wide celebration further spotlights his final month wearing the Olde English ‘D’.”
The Tigers encourage and invite other organizations across metro Detroit to join in the celebration. For more information about joining the effort, contact broadcast operations manager Lydia Cruz at Lydia.Cruz@OlyEnt.com.
For more information about “Miggy Celebration Weekend,” presented by Bally Sports Plus, visit Tigers.com/Miggy.