Every Game Counts as Tigers Return Home for Seven-Game Homestand Against The Orioles and Twins Beginning September 9th at Comerica Park

Homestand Features Victor Martinez Tigers T-Shirt Friday, Star Wars™ Night, Justin Upton Hat, James McCann Green Knit Hat Giveaways and FOX Sports Detroit University Nights!

DETROIT - The Tigers return to Comerica Park for a seven-game homestand beginning Friday, September 9 through Thursday, September 15 as they host the Baltimore Orioles September 9-11 and the Minnesota Twins September 12-15. The Tigers first two games against the Orioles, Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 are slated for 7:10 p.m. with Sunday's series finale scheduled to begin at 1:10 p.m. The Tigers close out the homestand with a four-game series against the Twins, Monday, September 12 through Thursday, September 15. The first three games against the Twins on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are scheduled for 7:10 p.m. with the series finale on Thursday, September 15 starting at 1:10 p.m.
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). Please remember to avoid delays, it's best to arrive early to Comerica Park.
·   Tigers T-Shirt Fridays: For Friday night home games now through Friday, September 23, fans can purchase this select ticket package that includes an upper infield box, or a lower baseline box, or a mezzanine or an upper reserved ticket and a Tigers player emoji t-shirt. Upcoming t-shirts include: Victor Martinez on September 9 vs. the Baltimore Orioles and Ian Kinsler on September 23 vs. the Kansas City Royals. Tickets are available at tigers.com/tshirtfridays or by calling 313-471-BALL (Please note, this package is NOT available at the box office).

·   Weekday Value Pack: Tickets are available for the Weekday Value Pack that includes four upper reserved tickets, four sodas, four hot dogs and four bags of chips for $16 or $19 per person at tigers.com/value or at the Tigers box office. This offer is valid Monday - Friday ONLY (excludes Saturday and Sunday games against the Baltimore Orioles).

·   Miller Lite Friday Night Party Packages: For every Friday night game at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers are offering a game ticket and a 16oz. Miller Lite*. Miller Lite Friday Night Party Packages come with a voucher redeemable for a beverage at the Miller Lite Jungle, the "Grab n Go" located behind section 146, or the Chevrolet Pavilion Patio areas. This ticket package is not eligible for print at home or digital delivery. *Voucher may also be redeemed for a non-alcoholic alternative (soda or water).  

·   Chevrolet Fun Zone Ticket Package: This ticket package includes an upper baseline box ticket with a voucher for a Chevrolet branded item. Vouchers can be redeemed at the ticket sales kiosk outside of section 332. This offer is valid for every Tuesday home game including September 13 against the Minnesota Twins.

·   ON TAP: Beginning with Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 7:10 p.m., Detroit's own Stroh's Bohemian Pilsner will be on tap in the MI Craft stand near section 104.

Friday, September 9 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·   The first 10,000 fans will receive a Justin Verlander 2,000th Strikeout Figurine, presented by Frito-Lay and a Premo branded tote bag.
·   Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night: For the first time, Major League Baseball has championed a league-wide effort to raise pediatric cancer awareness. The Tigers and catcher James McCann along with FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio have teamed up with St. Baldrick's Foundation and Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation to support treatment and research towards ending pediatric cancer. Proceeds from the Pediatric Cancer Awareness Ticket Package that includes: a lower baseline box, or upper infield box, or upper baseline box or upper reserved ticket, an exclusive Detroit Tigers Pediatric cancer Awareness t-shirt and $5 donation to benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation or Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation (fans can make their donation preference at time of package purchase). To purchase the ticket package, visit tigers.com/children. The Tigers will conduct a special pregame ceremony to honor children from St. Baldricks and Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation in addition to be a variety of special activities along the concourse including face painting, interactive games and educational materials to provide young Tigers fans and their families with a unique entertainment experience. All fans attending the game on September 9th are encouraged to wear gold, the official color of pediatric cancer awareness. 
·   Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season at all Friday and Saturday home games. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is South Oakland Shelter whose mission is to end homelessness by mobilizing interfaith and community resources. 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 $1.3 million for charity.
·   The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Aidyn Sharrow of Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Pietro Pellerito of St. Baldricks, representing Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night.
·   The national anthem will be performed by the Grosse Pointe Theater.
·   Prior to Friday's game, fans will receive a Detroit Tigers Grand Slam Coupon Book as they enter Comerica Park. 
·   Following the conclusion of Friday's game, fans can enjoy Pepsi Close for Cash and postgame fireworks, presented by WXYZ Channel 7 and Pepsi (weather permitting). 
·   Following Friday's game, up to 10,000 fans will receive a Dunkin Donuts coupon giveaway they exit Comerica Park. 

Saturday, September 10 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. 
·   Star Wars™ Night: The force is strong with the Tigers as they celebrate Star Wars™ Night at Comerica Park. More than 40 Star Wars™ characters will greet and take photos with fans along the concourse as well as participate in a pregame Star Wars™ themed parade. 
·   Verlander's Victory for Veterans: This season, for each Saturday home game, Justin 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 from the Saginaw Veterans Affairs Medical Center will share 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, a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt and a Wins for Warriors baseball cap.
·   The national anthem will be performed by the Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet. 
·   Following the game, fans can participate in postgame trivia and enjoy Saturday Night Fireworks.

Sunday, September 11 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.
·   First Responders Recognition Day: The Tigers, in partnership with BELFOR Property Restoration, will celebrate the men and women of local fire and police departments and their dedication to our community through public service, while also honoring the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on 9-11 and local first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Select firefighters and police officers will be invited on field to be recognized for their service to our local communities prior to the national anthem. 
·   The national anthem will be performed by Aaron Pressel, a firefighter from the West Bloomfield Fire Department, prior to Sunday's game. During the anthem, the Dearborn Fire and Police Departments will provide a joint services honor guard to present the colors and a 300-foot American flag will be unfurled on-field; held by 150 volunteers from the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
·   All kids 14-and-under will receive a Justin Upton Hat, presented by Meijer. 
·   All Sunday home games are Chevy Youth Baseball Sunday 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 and hang out with the Tigers Party Patrol at the Big Cat Court. Across from the Big Cat Court next to the Kids Club Station, select kids will have the chance to win Chevy Silverado Power Wheels (two giveaways each Sunday). Following the game, all kids 14-and-under are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina, weather permitting.
·   MS Society Ticket Package: Team up with the Tigers and the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Michigan Chapter, at the Second Annual MS event. This ticket package includes: a upper box infield ticket, or upper reserved ticket, or lower baseline box ticket, a co-branded Tigers/MS Society t-shirt and a $5 donation to the MS Society. (For more information or groups of 15 or more, contact Jeremy Hostetter at Jeremy.hostetter@tigers.com).
·   The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Julie Secontine, State Fire Marshall of Michigan, to represent all first responders.

Monday, September 12 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·   Roberto Clemente Day Nominee Ceremony: Prior to Monday's game, the Tigers are going to recognize their 2016 Roberto Clemente Nominee, Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera is widely considered one of the best hitters in the game of baseball. The 2012 Triple Crown Winner and two-time American League Most Valuable Player is also one of the game's most caring and giving individuals. Cabrera's realization of his dream in becoming an accomplished baseball player inspired him and his wife Rosangel to establish the Miguel Cabrera Foundation based on his belief that great things happen when you: WORK HARD, DREAM BIG AND HELP OTHERS. In addition to donating $100,000 to medical relief for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti, Cabrera provided money to launch the Tigers Play Baseball Detroit initiative which has served over 115,046 children since 2008. Cabrera also hosts "Keeping Kids in the Game," the Detroit Tigers Foundation's annual fundraiser to benefit children's health and youth baseball. The event has raised over $1.8 million since 2009. Fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the national Roberto Clemente Award winner presented by Chevrolet recipient by visiting ChevyBaseball.com, powered by MLB Advanced Media, to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Sunday, October 2nd and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2016 World Series, where the national winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced.
·   Roberto Clemente Seat 21 Ceremony: To expand Roberto Clemente Day and celebrate his enduring legacy, Major League Baseball has established SEAT 21. SEAT 21 is dedicated to recognizing, on Clemente Day, an individual from the community who embodies the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente. The 2016 SEAT 21 award winner is Anthony Benavides. Benavides was a founding member and currently serves as the Director of the Clark Park Coalition, a nonprofit organization providing recreational, educational, and social skills programming to youth and families in Clark Park located in southwest Detroit. Under Mr. Benavides' leadership, Clark Park has become a year-round hub of recreation and youth development serving over 1,200 youth annually through baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, ice skating, and lacrosse as well as educational, arts, and youth employment programs.
·   Oakland University Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit and AMP Radio will host the fifth installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. All fans who purchased the Oakland University package will receive a co-branded Detroit Tigers and Oakland University baseball hat and a donation will be made to the Oakland University Alumni Association Student Scholarship Fund.
·   Mario Impemba's MVP: FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Mario Impemba continues to thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with the Military Veterans Program (MVP) -- 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 the first Monday home game of each month at Comerica Park. The group of Veterans and guests from the Detroit VA Medical Center will 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 will arrive to the ballpark in style in the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express.  
·   The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers fan Jacob Dwoskin. 

Tuesday, September 13 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·   University of Detroit Mercy Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit and AMP Radio will host the sixth installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. All fans who purchased the University of Detroit Mercy package will receive a co-branded Detroit Tigers and University of Detroit Mercy baseball hat and a donation will be made to the University of Detroit Mercy General Scholarship Fund.
·   The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by 2016 Olympic soccer bronze medalist. Shelina Zadorsky and by Alora Allen, representing Garden Fresh.
·   The national anthem will be performed by Ty Stone, representing University of Detroit Mercy.

Wednesday, September 14 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
·   The first 5,000 fans will receive a James McCann green knit hat, courtesy of 97.1 The Ticket.
·   Irish Heritage Night Ticket Package: Join the Tigers to celebrate all things Irish. This ticket package includes a upper box infield, or mezzanine, or pavilion ticket, an Irish Tigers fan t-shirt and a $5 donation to the United Irish Societies (For groups of 15 or more please contact Corey Bell at corey.bell@tigers.com). As part of Irish Heritage Night, fans can enjoy music from local Irish bands along the main concourse of the ballpark. 
·   The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Olympic track and field bronze medalist, Nick Willis and by Tigers fan David Goodrich. 
·   Tigers Wives Broadcast Auction: This auction will occur during the broadcast of Wednesday's game and feature items hand-selected by the Tigers Wives and items selected by your favorite Fox Sports Detroit personalities including Rod Allen, Mario Impemba and more! Items include unique memorabilia ranging from baseballs to game used items and autographed memorabilia along with items to reflect the favorite things like gift cards to their favorite restaurants, their favorite CD, DVD, books and favorite snacks. The packages representing the Tigers players, coaches, and FSD broadcasters will be auctioned during the broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit and MLB.tv. PAWS "Favorite Things" basket will be auctioned on tigers.com/wives ONLY. Each package includes the items listed and are sold as is. (All items are subject to change.)
·   Prior to Wednesday's game, fans will receive a Detroit Tigers Grand Slam Coupon Book as they enter Comerica Park. 

Thursday, September 15 vs. Minnesota Twins at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.
·   The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by 2016 Olympic swimming silver medalist, Connor Jaeger and by Mike Doynzalkski, representing MillerCoors' Player of the Day. 

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. 
·   The Detroit Tigers 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.

PAWS TRACKS 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.