09/02/2010 2:39 PM ET
Tigers take on White Sox and Orioles in seven-game homestand beginning Labor Day at 1:05pm
Great giveaways, promotions, events, and ticket offers highlight home games
Kick off the month of September by attending one of the last 13 home games of the 2010 season at Comerica Park. Join the Detroit Tigers as they take on the Chicago White Sox during a four-game series beginning on Monday, September 6, at 1:05 p.m. The White Sox will remain in Detroit for Tuesday and Wednesday games, beginning at 7:05 p.m. Thursday's contest, starting at 1:05 p.m., will conclude the series. The Kansas City Royals then visit Detroit over the weekend for an additional three-game series. Friday and Saturday's games will start at 7:05 p.m. and the homestand concludes with a 1:05 p.m. game on Sunday.
At Comerica Park the Detroit Tigers are offering a Weekday Value Pack including four tickets, four hotdogs, four bags of chips, and four sodas for just $55, valid for all remaining Monday through Thursday home games.
Tickets for the homestand are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. For complete ticket information including single game, season, group, suite, and "All-You-Can-Eat" tickets, visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).
Monday, Sept. 6 vs. White Sox @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
- The United States Border Patrol Color Guard will be on-field accompanying vocalist Brooke Agnello during the national anthem performance.
Tuesday, Sept. 7 vs. White Sox @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
ZOOKEEPERS ASSOCIATION CEREMONY: The Detroit Tigers will honor zookeepers of the Detroit Zoo during an on-field, pregame ceremony. Detroit's zookeepers are educated, passionate, caring and committed individuals who work hard every day to ensure that the animals, including the Detroit Zoo's tigers, live quality lives.
- Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron will be performing the national anthem prior to the start of the game. Cameron is a native of Fredericksburg, VA and is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 vs. White Sox @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
CARLOS GUILLEN HOSTS LOCAL COMMUNITY: As part of Carlos' Compañeros, Tigers outfielder Carlos Guillen will provide 20 complimentary game tickets, T-shirts and the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field to the Youth Ministry of St. Gabriel Parish in Detroit. The Youth Ministry seeks to provide direction and leadership in ministry to young and older adolescents as well as draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic Family.
ROBERTO CLEMENTE DAY: The 2010 Detroit Tigers nominee for the annual MLB Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet, is Carlos Guillen. As a veteran in baseball, Guillen recognizes his significant role on the team and in his community. He continues to be a star on the field while supporting programs and charities to improve opportunities for children in Hispanic communities, youth sports organizations and children's health organizations locally and abroad. Phil Caruso, National Promotions Manager of Chevrolet, will present Guillen with the 2010 Detroit Tigers Roberto Clemente Award during a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park. A panel of baseball dignitaries including Vera Clemente (Roberto's wife) and Commissioner Selig will select a national winner from all 30 MLB club nominees. An on-field announcement of the national Roberto Clemente Award winner will made during the World Series.
PURE MICHIGAN BAYVIEW MACKINAC RACE RECOGNITION: The Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race is one of the oldest, longest and most prestigious freshwater races in the world. This year's 86th annual 259 mile race included 210 yachts. The event included an inaugural Pro Team Challenge Trophy sponsored by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. Four sail boats were selected in a random drawing to represent Detroit's four professional sports teams. The Detroit Tigers were represented in the race by the winning Yacht: The Epic, a 42-foot Bennetau. The Tigers outfitted the crew with polo shirts, hats, flags and a jersey for the Skipper. A pregame ceremony will be held to recognize The Epic and its crew with the Pro Team Challenge Championship flag, the Detroit Tigers will additionally present each crew member with a personalized certificate.
FOX SPORTS DETROIT BROADCAST "MY FAVORITE THINGS" AUCTION: The "My Favorite Things" auction features baskets filled with the favorite things of Detroit Tigers players, hand-packed by their wives and significant others. The items range from favorite restaurant gift cards to unique Tigers memorabilia. Tigers players: Alex Avila, Johnny Damon, Armando Galarraga, Don Kelly, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, will each have a basket available for bid. Aside from Tigers players, this year the auction will include baskets from everyone's favorite Fox Sports Detroit personalities: Rod Allen, Mario Impemba and John Keating. Fans also will have the opportunity to bid on a PAWS' favorite things basket through an exclusive on-line auction at tigers.com/wives. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation to support Tiny Tigers, as part of Play Baseball Detroit in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. In addition to bidding on auction items, fan may make a donation. The first 50 people to call and donate $50 or more will receive a Tigers and Fox Sports Prize Pack including a 2010 Detroit Tigers player autograph, a Fox Sports broadcaster autograph, as well as other Tigers and Fox Sports Detroit items. A full description of all items may be found on tigers.com/wives.
COLLEGE NIGHT: College students can enjoy $15 Pavilion tickets, which includes an exclusive College Night T-Shirt.
- The national anthem will be performed the Spartan Dischords.
- WXYZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jerry Hodak will throw a ceremonial first pitch, in honor of more than 45 years of being Detroit's trusted source for weather and his retirement from Detroit's ABC affiliate.
Thursday, Sept. 9 vs. White Sox @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
PEPSI 'REFRESH RECESS' GRANT PRESENTATION: A strong effort by Tigers fans has earned the Detroit Tigers Foundation a $5,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to support the 'Refresh Recess' idea as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Through Play Baseball Detroit, the grant will introduce the game of baseall to thousands of elementary school students in the Detroit area where baseball is not currently taught. Barbara Ward, Customer Marketing Manager of Michigan for Pepsi, will present the grant to Elaine Lewis, Vice President of Community and Public Affairs for the Detroit Tigers, during an on-field ceremony prior to the start of the game. The Tigers spokesman for the campaign, outfielder Johnny Damon, is also scheduled to participate in the ceremony.
SENIOR DAY: Groups of 15-or-more senior citizens (60-or-older) can enjoy $20 Lower Baseline tickets, a $25 value, on Senior Day, sponsored by Wright & Filippis. A free hot dog and soft drink are included.
Friday, Sept. 10 vs. Orioles @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
SALVATION ARMY BED AND BREAD TRUCK: The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Trucks make various stops throughout the city of Detroit, in the areas that demonstrate the most need. At each stop, the trucks provide food to the hungry and homeless, serving more than 5,000 people a day, including its mobile feeding trucks. Tigers wives and significant others: Carrie Kelly wife of Don Kelly, Erica May significant other of Max Scherzer and Emily Yuen significant other of Justin Verlander will join The Salvation Army as volunteers for the nonprofit's Bed and Bread Truck program at 11:45 a.m.
"SPARTANS IN THE D" TICKET PACKAGE: Fans are able to purchase a "Spartans in the D" ticket package for just $25 per person. Each package includes: an upper reserved seat ticket, a T-shirt (pictured to the left), a hot dog, a bag of Lay's potato chips and a Pepsi. For every package sold a $5.00 donation will be made to benefit The Spartan Fund. The Spartan Fund is the fundraising arm for Michigan State University Athletics. Every dollar raised is used to support the academic and athletic endeavors of over 800 student-athletes. More than 7,500 loyal and dedicated alumni and fans support the Spartan Fund each year. For more information or to make a deposit for this package, contact Corey Bell at 313-471-2361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"TIGERS FANS ONLY" PARKING SIGN: The first 10,000 fans 16-and-older to enter Comerica Park will receive a "Tigers Fans Only" parking sign courtesy of Belle Tire. This retail quality, giveaway item is 6"x12" and features a large Olde English D logo for fans to hang proudly on their wall.
PEOPLE'S CHAMPION: Tigers great Willie Horton will sign copies of his book, "The People's Champion," at Gate A from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Sergeant Mark Allen Gunn of the U.S. Army and native of Westland will deliver the game ball. Sgt. Gunn recently returned from his first deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in three years of service to the U.S. Army.
The Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities has partnered with the American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Chapter for Friday and Saturday's 50/50 Charity Raffle. The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provide relief to disaster victims, support to active and veteran military personnel and their families, the knowledge and skills to help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Tickets are sold when the gates open until the end of the second inning throughout the concourse, at entry gates and at the 50/50 Charity Raffle table near Gate A. Tickets are three-for-$5 with the winning ticket announced after the sixth inning. This year, the 50/50 Charity Raffle has raised $69,555.00 that has gone directly to charities, with the single largest one-game prize being $6,192.50.
- One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi and Kmart Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Friday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at participating Kmart stores. Pepsi and Kmart will match contestant's winning amounts with an equal donation to the March of Dimes.
- Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, are free with game ticket and will immediately follow the game (weather permitting).
Saturday, Sept. 11 vs. Orioles @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
BASEBALL AND A MOVIE: The Tigers and Olympia Entertainment are offering a unique evening out in the heart of downtown Detroit with a movie at the Fox Theatre and a baseball game at Comerica Park. The back-to-back festivities start at 4:00 p.m. with a feature presentation of "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner at the historic Fox Theatre. The event then continues with a baseball game across the street at Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers will face the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for the two events are only $15, including entry to the movie and a mezzanine level ticket to the baseball game. For more details and information on how to buy tickets, visit tigers.com, the Comerica Park Box Office or call 866-66-TIGER.
PEOPLE'S CHAMPION: Tigers great Willie Horton will sign copies of his book, "The People's Champion," at Gate A from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE: To honor the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty during the attacks on 9/11, the Detroit Tigers will celebrate the men and women of our local fire and police forces for their dedication to our community through public service. The Tigers donated 1,000 complimentary tickets to local firefighters and police officers and their families to attend the game. Approximately 250 officers and firefighters will be invited on the Comerica Park field for a pregame, recognition ceremony.
- The Farmington Hills Honor Guard will present the colors as the vocal group The Forum Shoppers performs the national anthem.
- Sergeant First Class Mark Joseph Condon of the U.S. Army National Guard and native of Redford Township will deliver the game ball. SFC Condron served in Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, his most recent deployment was in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been awarded two Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Southwest Asia Service Ribbon with one star, National Defense Medal with two stars, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal.
- $2 OFF TICKET: The Detroit Tigers are offering fans attending the Michigan State vs. Florida Atlantic football game at Ford Field a unique ticket discount. Fans that show their ticket stub from the earlier football event will receive $2.00 off select seating for the Tigers game at Comerica Park.
- Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, are free with game ticket and will immediately follow the game (weather permitting).
Sunday, Sept. 12 vs. Orioles @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.)
MEA "MICHIGAN READS" ON-FIELD CEREMONY: The Michigan Education Association (MEA) partnered with three of Michigan's professional sports teams to encourage kids to read this summer. Through the "Michigan Reads" program, the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons have all agreed to offer students incentives for reading 10 books between June 14 and August 22. Students that registered on the "Michigan Reads" website were able to choose great rewards from their favorite teams, in exchange for reading approximately one book each week. The Tigers are rewarding 213 students and their family members a complimentary ticket to the game. Additionally, 16 students will be featured in an on-field ceremony.
- The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by vocalist, Ken Casey prior to the start of the game. Additionally, the 2010 Detroit Stars Singing competition winner, Emeline King will perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.
- Staff Sergeant David Mentier of the U.S. Army and native of Shelby Township will deliver the game ball. SSgt Mentier is currently home on leave during a deployment, he has served two tours of duty including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
"EVERY KID, EVERY SUNDAY" BACK-TO-SCHOOL BINDER: All Kids 14-and-younger will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" back-to-school binder, courtesy of SVS Vision. The Binder features photos of Tigers players Austin Jackson, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Jose Valverde, as well as Detroit's favorite mascot, PAWS. Sized at 10.5"x11.75," the binder will serve as a great tool to help children stay organized this coming school year.
All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. Aside from an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" back-to-school binder, all kids 14-and younger can enjoy:
- Free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel and the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel courtesy of Red Robin, and
- Free face painting at Gates A and B from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
- Kids who enter to win at participating Gardner-White stores have the exclusive chance to take the field prior to the start of the game, deliver the lineup card to home plate or announce the first Tigers batter over the public address system as part of the Gardner-White Kids Take the Field program. Additionally, there is a chance for all kids to win one of three kids' bicycles, compliments of Meijer. After the game all children 14-and-younger are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Pepsi.
TIGERS OFFER DETROIT'S NO. 1 SPORTS VALUE
- $5 Single-game tickets available for every Tigers home game.
- $5 Kids Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips, juice box and a PAWS finger puppet.
- $5 Adult Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips and a soda.
- $5 Parking available in Lots M, R, P and Q, Columbia St. between Cass Ave. and Grand River Ave.
- $5 Tigers Magazine every game - Includes a scorecard and game notes.
- Weekday Value Pack - includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips, and four sodas for just $55, valid for all remaining Monday through Thursday home games.
- "All-You-Can-Eat" seating - available for all Tigers home games in individual and group tickets. Seats include an endless supply of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, popcorn, vegetables and pasta salad and a select amount of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew.
- Group tickets, including suites and indoor and outdoor picnics, offer reduced ticket prices in certain seating sections on specific days for groups of 15-or-more.