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COMERICA PARK

Comerica Park, Detroit Michigan

Tigers around the Exterior - Comerica Park

Welcome to Comerica Park - Detroit, Mi

TEAM ::: DETROIT TIGERS
LOCATION ::: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
MY FIRST VISIT ::: AUGUST 16, 2008
OPPONENT ::: BALTIMORE ORIOLES
MLB RANK ::: 23 OF 40

Paws, the Tigers mascot - Comerica Park

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: A
SCOREBOARD ::: B+
FOOD ::: B
FACILITIES ::: B
MASCOT ::: B

Game Action - Comerica Park - Home of the Tigers

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

Looking in from RF - Comerica Park, Detroit

 Replacing Tiger Stadium was an impossible task from the very beginning.
It just seemed that nobody disliked the place. There were some obvious problems with the place, all from the players side though. Small
dugouts, bullpens, and I am guessing the clubhouse were all problems that needed to be addressed. I am guessing the players got what they wanted, but did the fans want such a huge replacement?
Comerica Park stands tall across the street from Ford Field, the site of Super Bowl XL. Comerica Park has the Tigers, statues of ferocious tigers surround the main entrance ways of the park.
Ford Field, home of the Lions has a sidewalk with protective blocks.

Looking towards LF, Comerica Park

$20, the going rate currently in the Major Leagues, allows you to park about three blocks from the park. Once at the park there are a couple of watering holes to visit, Cheli's or Hockeytown. However, walking past
the giant Tigers and into the park is also an option. There is a food court area which has a sit down bar inside the park, once the door of
the bar closes you would never believe you are inside a major league stadium until the door opens again.

The Food Court, Comerica Park, Detroit

The Ferris Wheel, Comerica Park, Detroit. Mi

 At the end of the food court is something I have yet to see in a ballpark, a ferris wheel. The ferris wheel appears to be made for kids
and to ride it you sit inside a baseball.
Outside the food court and around the bend back towards the entrance area is a carnival area with store fronts surrounding a Merry-go-Round.
Is it still a Merry-go-Round if there are no horses? On this ride, Tigers are what you ride on and they do not have that friendly carousel
horse look to them. A fierce Tiger will be what you have to choose from.
I think all of what I've explained is the problem with Comerica Park.
Yes it is a great family attraction, but with the price of tickets is this what fans want to do? Go to a game and spend time in the amusement area? Maybe so.

The Merry-go-round - Comerica Park, Detroit

Once to the seating area you realize how big this park is. A huge seating area surrounds an even bigger playing field throwing intimacy
out the window.  The seating is not my biggest issue here, it s the fact that they decided to build a park with an open outfield.
There are fountains in center field, but fountains with a depressed city for a background doesn't seem to make for a good look. Once nightfall takes over, the GM tower off in the distance does give the General
Motors fountains a better look, but it seems the Tigers ignore them and simple turn them on between innings.  Fountains just don't seem to go with Detroit.

Looking in from Left Field, Comerica Park

The General Motors Fountains - Comerica Park

The scoreboard here looks great but is a bit inconsistent. The two huge Tigers above the board stalking the park while the game is going on give it an even better look. Be sure to look at them after a  Tiger Home run,
the eyes light up.
It is not fair to try and compare Comerica Park with the old place, so I will not.
Because of that, I will say Comerica Park is a good place to go if your team will be playing, if not, wait for your team to visit.

The Comerica Scoreboard

Looking in from Center - Comerica Park

Exchanging the Line ups- Comerica Park

THE LINE UPS
 
BALTIMORE ORIOLES MANAGER :::
47 Dave Trembley
 
DETROIT TIGERS MANAGER :::
10 Jim Leyland

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
 
1 Brian Roberts 2b
21 Nick Markakis rf
6 Melvin Mora 3b
17 Aubrey Huff dh
15 Kevin Millar 1b
30 Luke Scott lf
16 Jay Payton cf
24 Guilleromo Quiroz c
2 Juan Castro ss
45 Dennis Sarfate p / LP

One more view - Comerica Park

DETROIT TIGERS
 
28 Curtis Granderson cf
14 Placido Polanco 2b
30 Magglio Ordonez rf
24 Miguel Cabrera 1b
3 Gary Sheffield dh
9 Caros Guillen 3b
20 Matt Joyce lf
8 Edgar Renteria ss
15 Brandon Inge c
35 Justin Verlander p / WP
56 Fernando Rodney S

The Comerica Board - Detroit, Michigan

The Tiger on top of the board - Comerica Park

ORIOLES   002   000   100   3   9   0
 TIGERS    010   211   00x   5   10  2
 
TIME ::: 2:53
ATTENDANCE ::: 41,727
WEATHER ::: 82 Partly Cloudy

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How the Tiger's honor their past - Comerica Park

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