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Detroit Tigers

Experience the nostalgia of a Detroit Tigers Spring Training game in Central Florida where players are still accessible, kids are kids and the sun is always shining.

Detroit Tigers Spring Training in Lakeland

Lakeland has been the home of the Detroit Tigers Spring Training games since 1966. Spring training is the closest you can get to the way baseball used to be, the way it should be. Tickets are affordable and cozy stadiums are rich with history. Players are relaxed and approachable. In fact, fans are welcome to interact with players and often get lucky enough to return home with an autograph and cool story. Joker Merchant Stadium underwent multiple renovations in 2017 to enhance the overall experience of Spring Training baseball games today.

Proposed COVID-19 Safety Measures

City of Lakeland and the Tigers will be submitting a COVID-19 plan to Major League Baseball. The proposed plan includes limiting capacity to 20-25% in stands, 50% in party areas (including The Berm), and seats within 6-feet of dugout will not be for sale. For more information about Spring Training COVID restrictions, go to theledger.com.

Planning a Spring Training Vacation

Use the guide below during your next trip to TigerTown. We’ve included recommendations for restaurants, places to stay, and things to do all within minutes of the stadium. You will find the 2021 home game schedule on our Calendar of Events. Before you arrive, review this area’s mask requirements.

Purchase Spring Training Tickets

Single day tickets are available for purchase through mytickets.tickets.com.

Hotels Near TigerTown

Looking for a place to stay during your Spring Training vacation? Use the links below to get more information about hotels within just a few miles from TigerTown.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 3370 US Hwy 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33805. (863) 680-1115

The Terrace Hotel, 329 E Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801. (863) 688-0800

Extended Stay America – Lakeland-I-4, 4360 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809. (863) 904-2050

Hampton Inn and Suites Lakeside Village, 3630 Lakeside Village Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803. (863) 603-7600

You’ll find a complete directory of hotels, vacation rental homes, and campgrounds in our Stay section.

Things to Do Before and After a Game

Near Interstate 4 at Highways 98 & 33

Visit the unique Downtown Lakeland

Shop and Eat at Lakeland Park Center

  • Shopping includes: Target, TJ Maxx, Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Restaurants options: Ford’s Garage, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
  • Need a cup of coffee? Starbucks is in this plaza as well

Near Exit 5 off Polk Parkway

Shop and Eat at the outdoor shopping center: Lakeside Village

  • Visit shops like Belk, FitNiche, or Kohl’s
  • Grab dinner at Grillsmith, Abuelos, or Glory Days
  • Watch a movie at the CMX Cinema- Lakeside 18 & IMAX

Lakeland Area Attractions

While you’re here, plan to experience some of our attractions: Safari Wilderness, Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture at Florida Southern College, and Bok Tower Gardens (in Lake Wales).

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