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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.

See a Major League Team

Seeing a Spring Training game is a great way to see a Major League Baseball team in action. See the Tigers play a game against teams including the Red Sox, the Philles, the Blue Jays and of course them Yankees!

Planning a Spring Training Vacation

Use the guide below during your next trip to TigerTown. We’ve included recommendations for restaurants, places to stay, things to do all within minutes of the stadium, and the home game schedule.

2022 Spring Training Home Schedule

  • Friday, February 25 vs. Southeastern University (Exhibition game)
  • Saturday, February 26 vs. Washington Nationals
  • Monday, February 28 vs. Atlanta Braves
  • Wednesday, March 2 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Saturday, March 5 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
  • Sunday, March 6 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
  • Tuesday, March 8 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
  • Thursday, March 10 vs. Tampa Bay Rays
  • Saturday, March 12 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
  • Tuesday, March 15 vs. New York Yankees
  • Thursday, March 17 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
  • Friday, March 18 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
  • Sunday, March 20 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Tuesday, March 22 vs. Baltimore Orioles
  • Thursday, March 24 vs. Minnesota Twins
  • Friday, March 25 vs. Boston Red Sox
  • Sunday, March 27 vs. New York Yankees
  • Monday, March 28 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

For up to date schedule information visit Spring Training | Detroit Tigers (mlb.com)

Purchase Spring Training Tickets

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 Spring Training Tickets | Detroit Tigers (mlb.com)

Kick things off with the Tiger Barbeque

Kick off your Spring Training Season by attending the 75th annual traditional Tiger Barbecue at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, held this year on February 23rd. Today, Polk County is the only Spring Training location that welcomes its spring Major League Baseball visitors with a good old-fashioned style barbecue.

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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