Comerica Park is one of the newest ballparks around,
home to the 2006 American League Champion Detroit Tigers
baseball team. It is not just a stadium, but an experience.
Rooted in the urban Foxtown village of Detroit,
it is the premier venue for Michigan baseball, and one
of the most stunning sports stadiums in the nation. Besides
showcasing Detroit Tigers Baseball, it offers its own
theme park and baseball museum. It is also close to a
myriad of Detroit attractions, including Michigan
casinos, downtown Detroit
hotels and top Detroit theatres.
Comerica Park blends into its urban setting with its own shops, restaurants, offices and attractions, with approximately 70,000 square feet of retail space, and 36,000 square feet reserved for Detroit Tigers baseball offices. Inside the park, the fan experience is second to none. All planning efforts focused primarily on fan sight lines for a great view of the game no matter where you are sitting, and there is no upper deck in the outfield allowing for a sweeping panorama of the downtown skyline.
Wide concourses make Comerica Park Detroit quite easy to get around, simplifying your trip between innings if nature calls, or you want to grab some food or other refreshments. Whereas most ballparks have one register for every 200 fans, Comerica Park has one for every 125 fans, ensuring that you'll miss less of the action on the field. Head to the area behind 3rd base, where you'll find the Brushfire Grill. Or, grab some snacks, or a sandwich or frozen treat behind first base at the aptly named Big Cat Court food area. As you enter the main concourse of the stadium, you will be whisked through time with a tour of baseball history. As you casually make your way along, artifacts representing different eras from the 20th century allow you to learn how the game has evolved through the years.
As if all this wasn't enough, Comerica Park Detroit makes a go for that extra mile. Behind the Brushfire Grill, a baseball-themed ferris wheel offers a high-rising diversion, and in the middle of the food court, ornate tigers take the young and old alike for a spin on a wonderful merry-go-round. In the outfield, there is an exciting water feature called "Liquid Fireworks". Quite large in scale, its spraying fountains of water can be synchronized to music. As beer and baseball make quite a couple, Comerica Park Detroit offers the Beer Hall, among the other standard vending options. It's a modern tavern serving a nice selection of local and international brews, and is complete with a tavern-style menu, a 70 foot bar, and a good number of wooden picnic tables.
You can reach Comerica Park by hitching a ride on the
Detroit People Mover train and getting off at the Grand
Circus Park Station. For sports enthusiasts in town during
a game, it is a must on their list of Detroit
itineraries and seeing a game or big ticket music
concert here is one of the innovative things
to do in Detroit.