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TigerFest 2018 Returns to Comerica Park in The District Detroit


Detroit Tiger fans once again will get up close and personal with the team’s newcomers, star players and legends during TigerFest 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 27.

The annual, offseason event at Comerica Park serves as a celebratory send-off before the team treks to Florida for spring training and is an example of the wide variety of family-friendly events that occur in The District Detroit.

This year will feature the first public appearance of new Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. Newcomers, like Joe Jiménez and Jeimer Candelario, will also participate in TigerFest for the first time, while more than 30 fan-favorites and legends will appear including Hall of Fame electee Alan Trammell.

Scheduled activities include self-guided tours, autograph tables, Q & A sessions, seminars, clinics and photo stations in fun places like the visitor’s dugout, Tigers Home Clubhouse, Ernie Harwell Media Center and select Detroit Tigers executive offices, to name a few.

In addition to the rare opportunity to sit on the Tigers dugout bench, the event will feature a Detroit Tigers Kids Zone with baseball-themed games, face painting and a children-exclusive autograph table, among other activities.

Detroit Tigers Authentics will be selling authentic autographed items and game-used memorabilia, while the Detroit Tigers Foundation will be on hand to sell other collectibles.

All fans will receive a free pair of TigerFest earmuffs courtesy of Visit Central Florida, the TigerFest 2018 sponsor.

Tickets, $29 for adults and $15 for kids under 12, are selling fast.  Purchase them at 866-66-TIGER or click here.

If you share photos from this weekend on social media, remember to tag them with #DistrictDetroit and be sure to mark your calendars for Opening Day, Thursday, March 29, 2018.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.