Tigers to host Athletics in three-game series at Comerica Park

Homestand Features 4*ALS Ceremony, Runners Night and Journalism Day

DETROIT - The Oakland Athletics will visit for a three-game series (June 2-4). Tuesday's and Wednesday's games against the Athletics are scheduled for 7:08 p.m., while Thursday is a 1:08 p.m. start.

Get your Tigers tickets for the 2015 season at Comerica Park now! Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

Wild Cherry Pepsi 4-Game Pack: To kick-off summer, the Detroit Tigers are introducing the Wild Cherry Pepsi 4-game pack for as little as $73. Fans can create their own four pack of Tigers games plus a lot of fun and excitement by choosing either four bobble head giveaway dates, four post game fireworks dates or four weekday afternoon games. All packages include a voucher valid for (1) complimentary 2 liter bottle of Wild Cherry Pepsi. (One coupon per account, redeemable at participating retailers only). *Please note, purchase of the Wild Cherry 4-Game Pack plan does not guarantee promotional items. Bobblehead giveaways (6/25, 7/1 and 7/20) are for the first 10,000 fans. Bobblehead on 9/27 is for all kids 14 & under. **weather permitting. For more information contact the Tigers Season Ticket Sales department at (313) 471-2255 or seasontickets@tigers.mlb.com.

June Weekday Value Pack: The Detroit Tigers are offering a weekday value pack that includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips and four sodas for $19 per person. Offer is available for all three games against the Oakland Athletics (June 2-4).

 

Tuesday, June 2 vs. Oakland Athletics at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • All-Star Voting: Voting has started for Major League Baseball's 86th All-Star Game held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. MLB's All-Star Balloting Program is the largest of its kind in professional sports and this year will be conducted exclusively online. Fans around the world can cast their votes for position starters 35 times by visiting tigers.com/vote. Voting is open now through July 2 and fans are encouraged to vote early and often. Miguel Cabrera currently leads all first basemen in voting, while the Tigers have five players in the top five at their respective positions.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan E. Powell Miller.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the L'Anse Creuse Band of Harrison Township, Michigan.

 

Wednesday, June 3 vs. Oakland Athletics at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • 4* ALS Ceremony: Major League Baseball has partnered with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) organizations nationwide to raise awareness about the disease. The initiative remembers the great Lou Gehrig who inspired so many with his outstanding on-field achievements and unparalleled strength of body, mind and character. As Baseball remembers the legend, the teams honor all who have been touched by ALS, the disease that came to be named after the baseball great. MLB and the Detroit Tigers are proud to partner with many ALS organizations for this initiative, including ALS Association, Michigan Chapter, ALS of Michigan, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Greater Detroit District (MDA), ALS TDI and Project ALS. Representatives from the ALS Association-Michigan Chapter, ALS of Michigan, ALS TDI and Muscular Dystrophy Association-Greater Detroit District will be recognized during a pregame ceremony on the field at Comerica Park.
  • Runners Night: The Detroit Tigers are offering a special ticket package for runners that include an upper box infield or upper reserved ticket, an exclusive Detroit Tigers Runners t-shirt and a $5 donation to either Girls on the Run or CRIM foundation. This package is available online only at tigers.com/specialevents
  • The Henry Ford Night: Historic baseball players from Greenfield Village will be on the Comerica Park concourse and fans will be randomly selected to receive "Innovation Nation" prizes courtesy of The Henry Ford.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Alie Ward, Science Correspondent for The Henry Ford's Emmy Award winning "Innovation Nation" which is a weekly celebration of the inventor's spirit that airs Saturday mornings on CBS.
  • The national anthem will be performed by The Greenfield Village Trio from The Henry Ford of Dearborn, Michigan.

 

Thursday, June 4 vs. Oakland Athletics at 1:08 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Journalism Day: Prior to Thursday's game vs. the Oakland Athletics at 1:08 p.m., over 1,700 students from local schools will participate in Journalism Day, the fifth and final installment of the Tigers' annual "Class Outside Series." Students attending will learn about careers in journalism from the people who cover the Detroit Tigers for radio, television, print and other news outlets. This year's presentation will also include a discussion regarding the emergence of social media as an important journalistic medium in professional sports. Panelists for Journalism Day include representatives from the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Toledo University and Cornerstone University.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Tigers fans Steve Kiefer and Catherine Farr, along with former Michigan State University basketball player, Travis Trice.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Nick Sheehan.