This year will be the Detroit Tigers’ 85th season for Spring Training at TigerTown, extending the longest-standing relationship between a Major League team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2021 spring season will be the club’s 56th consecutive season of playing at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Detroit Tigers Spring Training in Lakeland
Detroit’s 2021 Spring Training schedule, which was created with health and safety considerations in mind, features 29 games, including 15 contests at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Major League Baseball has divided the 15 Grapefruit League teams into pods based on their geographical location. The Tigers will be in a four-team pod with the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays, while also playing a smaller number of games against the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays during Spring Training.
2021 COVID-19 Procedures
Based on MLB approval and in order to keep social distancing protocols, seating in the stands will be reduced to 2,200 and tickets will be sold in pods of two or four with six-foot distancing standards in place between pods.
Party areas like the Pepsi Porch and the Berm will be reduced to 50% capacity and suites will be at 75% capacity. Masks will be mandatory for all visitors and the usual security procedures will be in place. However, due to the MLB rules of separation, there will be no pre-game activities before the first pitch is thrown at each game and fan interaction with players will not happen at this time.
2021 Spring Training Home Schedule
- Feb. 28, Philadelphia
- March 3, Philadelphia
- March 4, Toronto
- March 7, Toronto
- March 9, New York Yankees
- March 12, New York Yankees
- March 14, Baltimore
- March 15, Toronto
- March 16, New York Yankees
- March 19, Toronto
- March 20, Pittsburgh
- March 23, New York Yankees
- March 24, Philadelphia
- March 27, Philadelphia
- March 30, Tampa Bay
Individual game tickets will be available for purchase starting mid-January at the TigerTown box office. For additional ticket information and special group pricing, call the Lakeland ticket office at (866) 668-4437 or visit tigers.com/springtraining.
View their full schedule at tigers.com.