Tigers host Orioles and Mariners in seven-game homestand at Comerica Park

Homestand Features David Price Bobblehead, Christmas in July and Verlander's Victory for Veterans

DETROIT - The Tigers host the Baltimore Orioles for a three-game weekend series (July 17-19) and will finish up the homestand with a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners (July 20-23). The games on Friday, Saturday and Monday through Wednesday are scheduled for 7:08 p.m., while Thursday and Sunday's games start at 1:08 p.m.

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).

J.D. MARTINEZ ALL-STAR TICKET DEAL: Tigers fans can purchase an upper box ticket for $28.00 for Friday, July 17 vs. the Baltimore Orioles. Visit tigers.com for this online-only offer.

DIAMOND DEAL: For July 20-23 vs. Seattle Mariners, the Tigers are offering 25% off Mezzanine tickets. This ticket offer is only available from Friday, July 17 at noon until Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET. To take advantage of this online-only offer visit tigers.com.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:
· For traffic updates fans can find alerts and alternative routes at tigers.com, and visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and fans can follow @tigers on Twitter. We recommend tuning to WWJ 950 AM for up-to-the-minute updates on traffic alerts and closures.
· Fans can also check with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Detroit Department of Transportation for real-time road closures and detours at www.michigan.gov/mdot and download the Mi Drive app. and you can also visit www.m-1rail.com.
· M-1 will be performing work on the ADA curbs in front of Hockeytown Cafe and the Fox Theatre. As a result, the main entrance into Hockeytown Cafe will be closed and guests should enter through the doors under the City Theatre marquee. Short detours will be posted to steer pedestrians around curb work in front of the Fox.

PAWS TRACKS TO COMERICA PARK:
· Please remember to avoid delays, that it's best to arrive early to Comerica Park.
· Traffic patterns may be modified at the discretion of law enforcement agencies.
· Tigers gameday and event traffic patterns go into effect a minimum of three hours prior to start time.

Friday, July 17 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·  Country Night: Don't forget to bring your cowboy boots and hat and saddle up for a country-filled night at the Tigers game. There will be live entertainment throughout the concourse featuring national recording artist Jackie Lee in the Big Cat Court, Detroit native Paulina Jayne at Gate B, and Mount Pleasant's Still Thinking Band will perform on the FOX Sports Detroit Stage outside the Brushfire Grill prior to the 7:08 p.m. start. Along with the performers, there will be a mechanical bull in the Big Cat Court, a giant sized bull to greet fans outside of Gate A and country karaoke will be available at the New Amsterdam 416 Bar.
·  Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is the American Diabetes Association. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $991,045.75 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
· The game ball will be delivered by Captain Ryan Stec of the United States Air Force from Novi, MI. Captain Stec has deployed twice with his first tour in the Horn of Africa and most recently returning from deployment in Southwest Asia supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Freedom Sentinel. He has been awarded the Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, and the 9th Air Force Flight Safety Award. He has proudly served the United States Air Force for six years.
·  D Shop Gift with Purchase: Beginning July 17, fans who purchase $150 in merchandise will receive a FREE Detroit Tigers Picnic Blanket. This offer is only available in The D Shop and is while supplies last.

· The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus and Tigers Fans Rick Durren and Melody Gruber.
· The national anthem will be performed by Country Artist, Jackie Lee.
·  Friday Night Fireworks: Presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).

Saturday, July 18 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is the American Diabetes Association. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $991,045.75 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
· The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Michael Herrmann, representing Real Life 101 and Tigers Fan Brandon Rosely.
· The national anthem will be performed by Detroit Stars singing competition winner from Negro Leagues Weekend, Lynn Dillard.
·  Saturday Night Fireworks: Presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).

Sunday, July 19 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 1:08 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.
·  Verlander's Victory for Veterans: When Justin Verlander takes the mound at Comerica Park, he strives for victory. This season, his outings on the hill take on a new meaning. For each of his home starts, Verlander hosts Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheer on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander's personal luxury suite. After serving our country, the special day provides American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans share 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Food and beverage is provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans receive a personalized welcome letter from Verlander and a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt. When you see Verlander on the mound, he is not only playing for his team and Tigers fans around the world, he is also playing for America's heroes.
·  KinderVision: The Detroit Tigers continue to partner with KinderVision through an MLB initiative to raise awareness of and prevent child abduction and child exploitation. KinderVision is hosted by the Tigers at an awareness booth, located in the Brushfire Grill, to protect families through a unique, pro-active, video-based program. The awareness booth will provide educational materials for parents and children as well as a complimentary DVD for children with safety tips. As an added incentive, children are able to be video recorded at the booth with the video clip edited to the end of the DVD creating a personalized video. KinderVision works in conjunction with law enforcement, media, educators and the public and private sectors to provide educational resources for law enforcement, parents, children, and youth to help children understand the dangers that exist and to provide them with the tools they need to stop crimes of violence and sexual exploitation against children. For more information, visit www.TheGreatestSave.org.
· All kids 14-and-under will receive a PAWS Coin Bank, courtesy of Total Performance Engine Oil.
· All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.
· Topps baseball cards will be distributed to all kids at all gates.
· The national anthem will be performed by the Saline Summer Band.
· God Bless America will be performed by 13-year-old Caleb Carroll prior to the bottom of the seventh inning.

Monday, July 20 vs. Seattle Mariners at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
  MVP (Military Veteran's Program): Mario Impemba's salute to those who served. Through the program, Mario invites those who served and the families impacted by the service of a loved one in support of our nation to attend Monday home games at Comerica Park. The group of 30 Veterans and guests receive a lower-bowl ticket to the Tigers game, a "MVP" t-shirt, a voucher for a BBQ dinner and an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba. The Veterans and guests arrive to the ballpark in style in the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express. On July 20, the Tigers partner with Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 125 from Howell, Michigan.  

· The first 10,000 fans will receive a David Price Bobblehead, sponsored by BallPark.
· The game ball will be delivered by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Hentkowski of the United States Army from Posen, MI. CW2 Hentkowski has served deployments in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has been awarded two Bronze Stars, ten Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, a Combat Action Badge, and eight Combat Service Stripes. He has proudly served the United States Army for 19 years.
· The national anthem will be performed by the Langsford Men's Chorus.

Tuesday, July 21 vs. Seattle Mariners at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·  Christmas In July: Why wait until December to celebrate the holiday season? Christmas in July, sponsored by the Parade Company, returns to Comerica Park on Tuesday. Santa Claus will pose for pictures at Gate A with fans and participate in the "Prance Around the Park" pre-game on-field parade featuring 250 Salvation Army Day Campers, the Detroit Tigers Kids Club Grand Marshall and The Grinch and Cirque Dreams Holidaze performers, who will also be appearing on the concourse prior to the 7:08 p.m. start. Musical entertainment for the special occasion includes Christmas music throughout the ballpark, The Salvation Army Brass Bands and Bell Choir and Vincent York's Jazzistry. Salvation Army Red Kettles will be located at all entrances to the ballpark so fans can help celebrate the season of giving.
Sanchez's Little Smiles: Through the generosity of Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez and his wife Ana, the Sanchez family invites 19 guests to attend a Tigers baseball game in a grand fashion. The special evening includes tickets to the Sanchez Family's challenges of caring for children with health concerns and other adversities. Sanchez's Little Smiles provides families the opportunity to escape their daily struggles and enjoy an evening together while watching Tigers baseball at Comerica Park. On July 21, families from Variety, the Children's Charity attend the game through Sanchez's Little Smiles. The guests of Sanchez's Little Smiles have the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field and meet Anibal Sanchez.
·  Kinsler's Kids: Through the program, the Kinsler family hosts 90 guests in partnership with The Birthday Party Project, which brings joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. During the summer months, The Birthday Party Project will celebrate its monthly birthday parties at Comerica Park with all the bells and whistles. All guests are treated to a Detroit Tigers game, receive ballpark fare dinner, a cupcake and a Kinsler's Kids t-shirt. The children celebrating their birthdays that month also receive a personalized authentic Detroit Tigers jersey and an autographed photo signed by Ian Kinsler. The children and families are selected by The Birthday Party Project in conjunction with Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS).

· The first 10,000 fans will receive Red Clown Noses, courtesy of The Parade Company.
· The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Santa Claus.
· The national anthem will be performed by Rob Bourassa.

Wednesday, July 22 vs. Seattle Mariners at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·  TRUEMU Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit are hosting the second installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. EMU cheerleaders and dance team will provide on-field pregame entertainment along with a performance from the EMU dance team before the game. The cheerleaders and dance team members will accompany the DTE Energy Squad during the seventh inning stretch. The night will also feature a special appearance by Swoop, EMU's mascot. All fans who purchased the TRUEMU ticket package will receive a Detroit Tigers baseball hat in EMU colors.
· The first 10,000 fans will receive a "Rally Time" Floppy Hat, courtesy of National Coney Island.
· The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Walter Kraft, Eastern Michigan University's Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs.
· The national anthem will be performed by EMU Student, Kelsey Tate.

Thursday, July 23 vs. Seattle Mariners at 1:08 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.
· The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers Fan Rob O'Reilly.
· The national anthem will be performed by Cantor Joel Coleman.