The Detroit Tigers to Celebrate The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park on August 27

DETROIT Detroit Tigers fans will have even more reason to cheer on August 27 when the Tigers and Olympia Development of Michigan team up for The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park. The District Detroit is one of the largest and most exciting sports and entertainment developments in the country, and the Detroit Tigers are in the heart of it. The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park will be held as the Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels, where fans can receive custom Detroit Tigers/The District Detroit apparel, win prizes, learn more about this transformational development project and celebrate the Tigers’ role in it. Tickets for the game are available at or 313-471-BALL(2255).

Olympia Development of Michigan is the Ilitch organization leading The District Detroit - a $1.2 billion+ development project transforming 50 blocks around Comerica Park and the new Little Caesars Arena into new restaurants, shops, bars, parks, offices and places to live. The project will create five unique neighborhoods around six theaters and three professional sports venues to connect Midtown to Downtown Detroit in one vibrant, walkable area. When Little Caesars Arena opens in 2017, the Detroit Red Wings will join the Tigers and the Lions as three legendary Detroit sports franchises located within blocks of each other in The District Detroit.

Since 2000, Comerica Park has served as the home of the Detroit Tigers. Comerica Park is hailed as one of the most beautiful ballparks in America, and developments in The District Detroit will further enhance visitors’ experiences. At The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park, fans in attendance will get an exclusive look into The District Detroit, have the opportunity to win tickets and other prizes and participate in The District Detroit interactive photo booth featuring videos, fan-focused giveaways and much, much more. The night will be the perfect way for Comerica Park visitors to get to know The District Detroit and how important the Tigers, and their fans, are to it.

“Our organization is proud to be in the heart of The District Detroit, and we are delighted to share news about this exciting development with our fans,” said Duane McLean, Detroit Tigers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park is going to be a great night for anyone who has a passion for the Tigers and this city. The project is a huge boost to Detroit’s reputation as one of the best sports cities in the country.”

Data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion and create 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs and 1,100 permanent jobs.

Tickets for The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

About The Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit will be made up of a dynamic mix of sports and entertainment venues, including six world-class theatres and three professional sports venues – home to the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions. The District Detroit will also feature retail and residential developments, offices and hotels that connect these venues into one contiguous, walkable area, where families, sports fans, entrepreneurs, job seekers, entertainment lovers and others who crave a vibrant urban setting can connect with each other and the city they love. The District Detroit is committed to remaining Michigan Made, Detroit Built.

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