Gear up for opening day with all its gala fanfare as the Detroit Tigers pitch another season of America’s favorite pastime. Or, get ready for more top-notch family fun as four Michigan communities heat up the season's minor league baseball craze. Grab the kids and load up on those peanuts, caramel corn and hot dogs--its game time!
If you're in the mood for a major league game, you'll want to check out the season's schedule for the Detroit Tigers. The team plays home games at Comerica Park.The downtown Detroit stadium has a seating capacity over 41,000. Fans can walk down memory lane each time they visit Comerica Park's "Walking Hall of Fame," stretching around the park's lower concourse with a larger-than-life collection of memorabilia, photos and great Tiger baseball moments. Actor J.K. Simmons, will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Tigers' 2015 Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins on April 6.
Enjoy good times with good friends as Lansing minor league baseball team the Lansing Lugnuts celebrates its 19th season in Michigan's capital city. This is family fun at an affordable price, so don't miss out on the action and your chance to GO NUTS.The team plays at Cooley Law School Stadium. The stadium seats over 11,000 fans and is one of the largest Class A Minor League baseball parks in the United States.
The Traverse City Beach Bums is the city's first professional baseball team since 1914. The "Beach Bums" name refers to the visitors who come to Michigan's most popular resort town, to spend time on the beach and the team's colors of navy blue and gold represent the region's bays and bright summer sunshine. Home games are played at Wuerfel Park, which averages well over 200,000 fans per season for this minor league teams home games.
The city of Grand Rapids boasts the West Michigan Whitecaps--a Detroit Tigers Single-A affiliate. Since the team was established in 1994 and since its first season, the Whitecaps have broken several minor league attendance records, captured five Midwest League titles and played host to millions of families looking for good-old fashion family summer fun. Home games are played at Fifth Third Ballpark.
The Great Lakes Loons--Michigan's newest team--plays its home games at their 5,500-seat Midland ballpark, Dow Diamond. Mascot Lou E. Loon, with the shorebird's distinctive red eyes and handsome stripes, pumps up the fans during home games.