Come 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.
The Tigers' 84th Season in Lakeland
Spring training is the closest you can get to the way baseball used to be, the way it should be. Tickets are affordable. Cozy stadiums are rich with history and throwback features like berms, unlike their larger major league counterparts. 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.
Spring of 2020 will mark the Tigers 84th season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a Major League team and a current Spring Training host city.
2020 Schedule and Tickets
Individual Game Tickets
The 2020 spring season marks the club’s 55th consecutive season of exhibition play at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. The home schedule features three visits from the New York Yankees (Sunday, March 1, Thursday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 17) and two visits each from the Philadelphia Phillies (Saturday, February 22 and Friday, March 6) and Toronto Blue Jays (Friday, February 28 and Sunday, March 15). Additionally, the Minnesota Twins will make their first visit to Lakeland since 2012 on Saturday, March 7.
Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium
TigerTown is a world class complex second to none in Major League Baseball. Features include:
Shade - 41% of Seats are Covered
We've got a lot of sunshine in Central Florida, so Joker Marchant Stadium has 2,098 covered seats, while more seats can be shaded with the extended roof. The 34 Club provides an additional 203 covered seats, while casting shade to sections 200-201.
Sections 111 and 112 were rebuilt and expanded in 2017, adding four additional box seat sections down the third base line (113-116), bringing the total seating in the 100 sections from 1,243 to 1,888.
Air Conditioned Spaces
The 34 Club, presented by Miller Lite, located atop sections 200-201, features an indoor bar and seating, an all-inclusive buffet and outdoor padded seating for 203 fans.
Four former suites on the third base side of the press box have been transformed into the On Deck Suite, an all-inclusive space for 36-60 people that includes upscale food and beverages. You can also cool off in the new 1,800 square foot indoor merchandise store, located at the home plate entrance.
Premium and Group Seating
The 34 Club, presented by Miller Lite will sit atop sections 200 and 201. This upscale offering celebrates the Tigers relationship with the City of Lakeland that dates back to 1934, the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet (the menu changes daily), air-conditioned indoor seats and outdoor seating. Perfect for individuals and small groups during Spring Training.
On Deck Suite
Situated behind section 208, the On Deck Suite Presented by CPS Investment Advisors provides a living room feel, with comfortable furniture and couches, HD TVs and an all-inclusive buffet (the menu changes daily). Outdoor seating is also available to take in all the action.The On Deck Suite is available for Spring Training in sets of four season tickets.
Located adjacent to section 100 just down the first base line, the Hooters Dugout is the prime spot for autographs and player interaction. Perfect for groups of 30-40, the area includes an all-you-can-eat picnic with select ballpark and Hooters food, along with your own private waitress staff.
Featuring two tiers with covering to protect against the sun and rain, the Pepsi Pavilion is perfect for groups ranging from 30-200 people. A mix of fixed stadium seats, drink rails and picnic tables allow for groups to watch the action or socialize with friends and family, while enjoying an all-you-can-eat picnic.
Presented by Margaritaville Rum & Tequila located directly down the right field line, the Florida themed Margaritaville Deck mixes a Florida theme with views of the bullpens and clubhouse. Featuring two tiers of seating, Margaritaville is available during Spring Training to groups of 44-120 and will double as a group/public place during the Flying Tigers season.
LED HD Video Displays and Scoreboard
A state-of-the-art HD videoboard and scoreboard, measuring 46 feet wide by 26 feet tall (1,196 square feet), sits atop the berm in left field, one of the largest boards in all of Spring Training, along with a ribbon board in right field. These boards enhance the day experience, from more player information and stats, to exciting in-game promotions.
The Corona Berm Bar
Sitting under the scoreboard in left field, the berm bar features 360-degree bar seating, picnic tables, and a ticketed 120-foot drink rail with waitress service.
Built on top of the former Lodwick Field airstrip, The Runway connects the first base concourse and the berm, providing fans a 360-degree view of the field. Fans are able to watch the game from drink rails or beach chair seating, get a unique look into the bullpens, check out the history of TigerTown, and enjoy unique food and drink offerings.
Hotels in Lakeland
You'll find great hotels in Lakeland in our related Top 10 List including TownePlace Suites by Mariott Lakeland, Hyatt Place at the RP Funding Center and The Terrace Hotel.
Minor League, but Major Fun
Lakeland is also home to the Detroit Tigers' Class A Affiliate team, the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The team plays their Florida State League home games in Joker Marchant Stadium at Tigertown, which has been their home since 1967.
Lakeland Flying Tigers play through August and host a wealth of fun, themed games and promotions. Game day themes include Dogs Days of Summer, where man is invited to bring his four-legged best friend out for a night of man’s favorite sport; Bromance Night, where Bros get group discounts, can lounge in a man cave and win manly prizes like fishing gear; and the Annual Wing Ding fundraiser, where every wing you eat helps a cause. The list could go on, but we think you get the point.
On a budget? One of the most popular promotions is "Dollar Days" where tickets are just $1.00 and hot dogs and sodas are just $1.00 as well.
Worried about the summer heat? Don’t. Most games are held in the evening, providing a "cool" way to tend the day.