Quick question for Tiger fans: I'm planning on going to Detroit for a game next summer on my way to Toronto and I was wondering what kind of ticket is required to get into the cigar bar in the Tiger Club. Is this something I can find on Stubhub or through the Tigers directly? I've been to Comerica once and it's one of my favorite ballparks. I didn't know about the cigar bar when I was there and it sounds like a totally unique ballpark experience. Thanks in advance to anybody who can help me out.
I believe you need a ticket which encompasses entrance to private boxes or Tiger Club. The ticket is circa $58, unless you receive something complimentary. If you don't get private box/Tiger Club tickets - which I think are group anyways, you can purchase a locker and get access.
EDIT: No clue about StubHub, but these are highly popular scams for Craigslist. I would guess a Tiger Club ticket on StubHub would be fine, but I don't know if they're sold on StubHub as I've never checked.
Last edited by RMD; 11-07-2011 at 10:41 AM.
I have bought many tickets through StubHub and it is a legit site. They have a fan protect guarantee if something doesn't look right.
DETROIT -- Progress usually takes time. Sometimes, it takes more than that. This is one of those times for the Tigers at Comerica Park, which is about to get some improvements for 2012.
While Tigers fans can look forward to an improved ballpark atmosphere next season, including upgrades to the enormous left-field scoreboard, the work required to get it done is going to take some patience through the long Michigan winter. Much as the Tigers hoped they could go ahead with TigerFest through it all, it has now become clear they can't hold it at their home. As a result, the club is putting its annual winter warmup event on a one-year hiatus, though their Winter Caravan will still go on as planned.
The upgrades to Comerica Park are among the biggest since it opened in 2000. The Tigers opened a new retail store called "The D Shop" last spring, and retail sales jumped 26 percent over the previous year. The success earned the team recognition as MLB's Club Retailer of the Year.
Details on the scoreboard upgrades are expected to be announced soon. The scoreboard is largely the same as when the ballpark opened, and has shown its age at times over the last few years.
At the same time, new scoreboards, including huge video boards and improved graphics, have had major effects on ballparks around the Majors. A giant video board and LED scoreboard was one of the highlights of a massive renovation of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City before the 2009 season, and helped modernize one of baseball's older ballparks. The Phillies updated their scoreboard last offseason with an HD board that stands as the National League's largest.
Working on as large of a scoreboard as Comerica Park -- still one of the biggest in the big leagues -- takes up space and time around the ballpark for new parts and the equipment to install them. That's where the Tigers, who have held a fanfest event for about the last 15 years, encountered challenges, then concerns.
About bloody time.
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It's cold in the D.
I know it is cold in detriot
but can anyone be kind enough to TAKE some pictures
and POST them here or anywhere on any BF thread
Tigers going with the full width video board like the Phillies? No more static ads around the video board - now the ads are on screen and can be changed / or removed instantaneously when needed.
I'll guess the large tigers are getting repainted? Maybe install some robotics in them and have them move and roar. Come on - it's 2012 already!
That picture of them being trucked in pretty sureal.
Last edited by Matt The Hammer; 02-08-2012 at 09:34 AM.
Please fill me in on the outlined hockey rink. Whats up w/ that?
I believe they will be playing the Winter Classic Legends Game there.
Maybe it's just a shot at ex-owner and Ann Arborite Tom Monaghan. We'll have the game in your city because where else could we get a site that seats 100,000+. But we get all the fun.
The last bit was facetious.
Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Alex Sparky
Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
[QUOTE=Captain Cold Nose;1979640]To me, that does not make much sense. Ann Arbor is about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit. While I think the Big House is a great venue for the game, having all the fun two counties away just seems strange to me.
That's exactly what is going to happen as detroit is known as hockey town
if you think that is strange
in TWO years (2014) the same thing is going to happen here in New York city
as the superbowl game (XLVIII) is going to held at metlife stadium
located in east rutherford,(bergen county) in the state of New Jersey
which is about 3 to 7 miles away from midtown manhattan (NY county)
where ALL the fun and hoopla is going to happen
THAT'S IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK OR NYC the birthplace of the NY Giants/Jets football team
and not the state of NY for they have the buffalo bills
Last edited by drdg; 02-15-2012 at 05:28 PM.
Comerica Park still has that just-opened ring and sensation to it. But the Tigers home is heading into its 13th season, and like any child that has reached adolescence, it has outgrown some of its old togs.
Opening Day will feature a new look, as heavy on customer service as it is on technological glitter.
The left-field scoreboard is about to increase in size and scope to become one of the largest video-presentation areas in pro sports — and the largest video board in Michigan.
"It's expansive," said Duane McLean, executive vice president of business operations for the Tigers, who along with vice president of park operations Mike Healy, has overseen the conversion.
Said Healy: "This is a major construction project. One of the biggest since the ballpark opened."
The scoreboard's old video panel — situated to the right of the stationary center panel — will grow by almost 600 percent, from 1,008 square feet to 6,000 square feet. It will be nearly three times as big as the existing center panel (2,176 square feet), which lists basic statistics and information.
It is believed Comerica will house the fourth-largest video screen in the big leagues, once it's completed at the end of March. Comerica Park's video board has been one of the smallest in the majors.
The old Tigers sign atop the scoreboard, which consisted of block letters, will be replaced by a Tigers script sign and will be significantly taller — 36 feet from 22 feet — and will be more horizontal than the past treatment that had more of an arch to its profile. It will feature "motion" lights that can adopt appropriate colors for particular moments, for example, red, white, and blue during the National Anthem.
After years of exposure to Detroit's four-season weather brew, the 12-foot lighted tigers that stand atop the scoreboard also have been refurbished to create a fiercer impression.
The overall scoreboard will be raised about 16 feet to provide better sight-lines for fans. The new board will feature a speed-pitch screen twice the old display's square footage: 5-feet-by-96 feet compared with the former 5-by-48.
Additionally, all video, on the scoreboard and on the auxiliary boards located atop the upper deck on each baseline, will be converted to LED (light-emitting diode). LED is designed to produce brighter, more energy-efficient light with faster response. The conversion is being handled by Daktronics, Inc., of Brookings, S.D., which has done similar work for 22 of the 30 teams.
LED was an emerging technology when Comerica Park opened in 2000. Its ability to deliver bolder, more rapid, and more creative messages and images are a basic reason the Tigers are spending millions (they will not reveal precise numbers) to offer fans high-tech visuals, not to mention draw advertisers they believe will fancy a more alluring and expansive scoreboard panorama.
Among other features, a "statistics glossary" will offer more — and more visible — information on hitters, pitchers, etc. during a particular game.
The sheer breadth of construction necessary to expand Comerica Park's visuals led to the cancellation of last month's annual TigerFest. The disruption was a product of safety concerns created by the gutting of Comerica's entire electronic control room, located at the ballpark's mid-level, behind home plate.
Comerica Park customers will notice another upgrade.
More than 400 flat-screen, High Definition televisions will replace Comerica's old monitors. Flat-screen TVs and a recording unit (benefiting the official scorer as decisions are reviewed) will also be installed in the press box.
Four stationary cameras (one more than was previously in place), plus a roving camera, will be installed.
"Every year there are discussions with ownership to assess how to upgrade the ballpark and enhance the fan experience," McLean said. "The goal is to provide the best in-park atmosphere possible for the fans. The new HD video board and system integration is a significant upgrade to Comerica Park."
It is all part of a simple reality the Tigers chose to confront, McLean said, just as the Brewers last year expanded and updated their video show nine years after Miller Park opened.
Age, it seems, is fascinating for how rapidly it arrives — even for a ballpark.
I wanted to share the pictures that were attached to a story in the local paper here in Connecticut yesterday. These guys should look familiar. The story said, that they were sent to a shop in Milford, CT to be refurbished. The story said that they should be back at Comerica by April.
Last edited by efbeenie; 02-16-2012 at 01:21 AM.
I think it's a mistake to not have that center arch/clock anymore. The scoreboard looks to boxy now
As a frequent Comerica Park fan, you always notice that the scoreboard was placed about 20 feet too far to the left. Part of the scoreboard is always blocked by the upper deck seats.
But the new scoreboard will be great.
Those tigers are massive.