Tigers Overview

Fast facts

League: MLB

Head Coach: A. J. Hinch

Team Mascot: Paws

Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 41083

City / State: Detroit / Michigan

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Tigers vs White Sox

Rival Team: Chicago White Sox

The rivalry between the Tigers and White Sox has recently come to true form (as in the case of 2012 when both The Sox and The Tigers were competing for the division crown) and mirrors the age-old "Chicago vs. Detroit" rivalry. There are few better games to attend at Comerica Park than a White Sox-Tigers game, so make sure to get tickets when the Tigers are in town.

Tigers vs Indians

Rival Team: Cleveland Indians

Both the Tigers and Indians were originally part of the old AL East before moving to AL Central meaning you’ll be in for a good one when these two clash. The Tigers and Indians have a longstanding rivalry, and the two cities are separated less than 170 miles, so you’ll find lots of fans of both teams at these contests.

Tigers vs Blue Jays

Rival Team: Toronto Blue Jays

The Tigers and Blue Jays went head to head for the AL East crown in the 1980s and 1990s, and the geographic proximity of the two clubs leads to mixed crowds when the two meet. Don’t miss it when the Blue Jays come to town as you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Tigers-Blue Jays game.

Tigers vs Twins

Rival Team: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins have been a thorn in the Tigers side for many years. The underdog Twins upset the Tigers in the 1987 ALCS and won the one game playoff between the two in 2009 helping to make them one of the most hated teams among the Tigers faithful.

Tigers Tailgate Guide


In a town where they endure anywhere from five to six months of a harsh winter, baseball means spring. Detroit fans love coming out to Comerica Park and supporting the Tigers and some fans come specifically for the pre-game celebration. The Tigers fan base is fiercely loyal to their team, and you can feel the love the city has for their team all around Comerica Park. Tailgating in the surrounding parking lots at Comerica Field is not allowed, but that doesn’t stop Detroit fans from partying and celebrating on Tigers game day.

It’s safe to say that the fans of Detroit were a little hesitant when the historic Tigers Stadium was replaced by Comerica Park, but in the long run, Detroiters have embraced the new park and the love and loyalty can still be felt inside and surrounding the stadium. Whether fans are there because they’re die-hard Tigers fans or just  want to enjoy being outside after a long winter, Comerica Park offers a great atmosphere for tailgating and a day of baseball.


Tiger Statues

Both inside and outside, you’ll see lots of statues of tigers at Comerica Park. Lining the outside of the park are thirty-three tiger heads with light up baseballs in their mouths, and there is a giant tiger statue located outside the stadium’s main entrance that presents an excellent photo op. Take a walk around the park and see all of the tiger statues before the game.

Giant Baseball Bats

Stop by and check out the giant baseball bats near the main entrance of Comerica Park. The bats along with the tigers statues on the plaza are a must-see for anyone visiting Comerica.

Where to tailgate

Tigers Stadium Guide

In Game

Comerica Park was built as part of a downtown revitalization plan for the city of Detroit, and the park has done just that. Comerica Park has given an already loyal fan base even more of a reason to love their team. The Tigers did an excellent job of building a park that offers not only great sightlines but also a beautiful view of downtown Detroit.

What Comerica Park lacks in history, it more than makes up for it with its number of amenities and tributes to Tigers legends. All around the park you’ll see tributes to past Tigers greats including Ty Cobb and Al Kaline and there are tons of other things to check out at the game including a Ferris Wheel and carousel.

To top it all off, Comerica Park is home to some great food vendors as well. Here you’ll find a wide array of culinary options including a Coney quesadilla, fried-jalapeno-topped deviled eggs on bacon, and pork belly bacon just to name a few.

Comerica Park offers it all including lots of amenities, tons of historical displays, and some great concessions placing Comerica Park near the top of the list of ballparks that fans must visit.

Things to check out

Leo’s Coney Island

If you’re in Detroit, then you absolutely must try the Detroit, and Comerica Park, staple. Covered in chili, mustard, and onions, this fan favorite will only cost you $2.

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Walk of Fame

Encircling Comerica Park’s main concourse is the Detroit Tigers Walk of Fame, which showcases items from the thirteen decades of Tigers history. The Walk of Fame is a must-see for any baseball fan, so take some time to walk the concourse before the game.

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Along the left field wall are six massive statues honoring some of the Tigers biggest legends including Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg. Additionally, make sure to check out the statue honoring beloved Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell at Gat A.

Carousel/Ferris Wheel

One of the unique things about Comerica Park is that it’s home to several amusement park rides. In the northwest corner, you’ll find a carousel, and in the northeast corner, there is a Ferris wheel. Take some time to check these out before or during the game.

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Tiger Statues

In addition to the statues of former Tigers players, there are also numerous statues of actual tigers around the park. There are nine statues in total, two of which are prowling the scoreboard.

Kaline's Corner

There is a section called Kaline’s Corner (100 level seating bowl) in Comerica Park dedicated to Hall of Fame right fielder Al Kaline who played for the Tigers in Tigers Stadium.

Big Cat Food Court

You don’t have to search too far for food at Comerica Park! Right near the entrance of the stadium, you’ll find the Big Cat Food Court. The food options here are endless and feature a variety of ballpark classics including hot dogs, french fries, gyros, lemonade, handmade pretzels, and deli sandwiches.

Chevrolet Fountain

Located behind center field is the massive Chevrolet Fountain, which has multiple displays pre, during, and post game at Comerica Park. The fountain is synchronized to music and goes off after home-runs or other big plays by the Tigers.

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Tiger Hats

The Tigers home cap is one of the most recognizable in all of baseball, particularly because it has barely changed over the years. The simplistic, navy blue hat with a white English D has been the symbol for Detroit fans everywhere; they don’t need or want any cartoonish gimmicks for a logo. They’re classic, genuine, old school baseball fans through and through.

Tiger Growling/Eyes Light Up

Whenever the Tigers score a run, the sound of a tiger growling is played throughout Comerica Park, and the two tiger statues on the scoreboard have eyes that light up.

Fight Songs

  1. Eye of the Tiger

    Played at key moments throughout the game including as a rally-starter. When the song is being played, take a look at the Tiger’s eyes on the scoreboard; they light up!

    Rising up, back on the street
    Did my time, took my chances
    Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
    Just a man and his will to survive

    So many times it happens too fast
    You trade your passion for glory
    Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
    You must fight just to keep them alive

    It’s the eye of the tiger
    It’s the thrill of the fight
    Rising up to the challenge of our rival
    And the last known survivor
    Stalks his prey in the night
    And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

    Face to face, out in the heat
    Hanging tough, staying hungry
    They stack the odds still we take to the street
    For the kill with the skill to survive

    It’s the eye of the tiger
    It’s the thrill of the fight
    Rising up to the challenge of our rival
    And the last known survivor
    Stalks his prey in the night
    And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

    Rising up, straight to the top
    Had the guts, got the glory
    Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop
    Just a man and his will to survive

    It’s the eye of the tiger
    It’s the thrill of the fight
    Rising up to the challenge of our rival
    And the last known survivor
    Stalks his prey in the night
    And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

    The eye of the tiger
    The eye of the tiger
    The eye of the tiger
    The eye of the tiger

  2. Don’t Stop Believing

    Just a small town girl
    Livin’ in a lonely world
    She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
    Just a city boy
    Born and raised in south Detroit
    He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

    A singer in a smokey room
    A smell of wine and cheap perfume
    For a smile they can share the night
    It goes on and on, and on, and on

    Strangers waiting
    Up and down the boulevard
    Their shadows searching in the night
    Streetlight people
    Living just to find emotion
    Hiding somewhere in the night

    Working hard to get my fill
    Everybody wants a thrill
    Payin’ anything to roll the dice
    Just one more time
    Some will win, some will lose
    Some were born to sing the blues
    Oh, the movie never ends
    It goes on and on, and on, and on


    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlights, people

    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on
    Streetlight people

    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlight people

Tigers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Culver’s


    Fast-food chain specializing in frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy.

    700 Twelve Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Papa Romano’s

    Papa Romanos

    Takeout-focused local chain offering pizza with varied crust options, plus subs, wings & more.

    740 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  3. Buddys Pizza

    Buddys Pizza

    Their Sicilian Style of pepperoni under our famous Wisconsin Brick cheese and sauce on top makes for a true Award-Winning Detroit Original!

    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  4. Old Shillelagh

    The Bird Bar and Grill beer

    Iconic bi-level Irish pub offers classic decor & live music, plus a game-night shuttle to stadiums.

    349 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    european - $

  5. Harry’s Detroit

    Harrys Detroit bar drinks

    Sports bar known for pre-game pub grub eats offers a free shuttle to events & a covered roof deck.

    2482 Clifford St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Sweetwater Tavern

    Sweetwater Tavern

    Sweetwater's menu offers choices for every mood or inclination

    400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Detroiter Bar

    Detroiter Bar

    Tavern serving Greek-accented fare & beer pitchers in a space with a local crowd & a casual vibe.

    655 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    european - sportsbar - $

  8. Detroit Beer Company

    Detroit beer CO

    The historic setting, combined with state-of-the-art brewing technology and 21st century finishes provides a unique dining experience.

    1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. Cornerstone Barrel House

    Cornertstone Barrel House

    Cornerstone Barrel House is a locally owned restaurant and whiskey bar that features fresh local food and is serving a variety of special bourbon and whiskey drinks.

    1456 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Cliff Bell’s


    Swanky, restored art deco club serves creative, eclectic fare with live jazz on stage nightly.

    2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  11. Town Pump Tavern

    Town Pump Taverm beer burger fries

    Traditional pub that serves burgers & draft beers.

    2233 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Hockeytown Café

    Hockeytown Cafe

    High-energy pub packed with big-screens & Red Wings memorabilia.

    2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  13. Nemo’s Bar


    Compact, old-school sports tavern that features photos of sports page clippings.

    1384 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  14. Park Bar

    The park bar beer

    Detroit's Park Bar is famous for giving Detroit sports fans the most memorable experiences.

    2040 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  15. Red Smoke Barbecue

    Red Smoke Barbeque

    Slow-cooked chicken, pork, brisket, back ribs and spare ribs are smoked over Hickory and Applewood.

    573 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  16. PizzaPapalis


    PizzaPapalis specializes in Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

    519 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  17. Elwood

    JD Allisons Bar & Grill Burger JRs HOmetown Grill & Pub Burger The Dotte Spot Bar & Grill Burger Jewels Delux Restaurant Burger

    Classic 1930's diner for post-game eats in Detroit, Michigan.

    300 E Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  18. Joe Muer Seafood

    Joe Muer Seafood

    Experience the best.

    400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit, MI 48243, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  19. Buddy’s Rendezvous Pizzeria

    Buddys Pizza

    Buddy’s Pizza has been serving up the original Detroit-style square pizza since opening its doors in 1946.

    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  20. Roast

    Michael Symons Roast

    After-work throngs descend on the restaurant’s bar area, drawn by the space’s laid-back elegance, its great beer and wine selection, including craft cocktails, a convivial networking scene, and that peerless happy hour menu.

    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  21. Jacoby’s

    Jacobys beer

    Serving German cuisine to Detroiters for over a hundred years!

    624 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$