Tigers advise fans to exercise patience on way to Game 3

First pitch Sunday slated for 3:45 p.m. ET; Lions play across street at 1 p.m.

Tigers advise fans to exercise patience on way to Game 3

DETROIT -- With a football-baseball doubleheader in downtown Detroit on Sunday afternoon for the second time in four weeks, the Tigers are again advising fans to exercise patience on their way to Game 3 of their American League Division Series at Comerica Park.

Unlike last month, the Tigers have the later start this time, with a 3:45 p.m. ET first pitch. That means David Price will be facing the top of the Orioles' lineup at Comerica Park just as the Lions are likely headed toward the final minutes against the Buffalo Bills across the street at Ford Field.

  Date   Matchup/Result Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 2   BAL 12, DET 3 video
Gm 2 Oct. 3   BAL 7, DET 6 video
Gm 3 Oct. 5   BAL 2, DET 1 video

The Tigers are advising fans to arrive early, though maybe not to the point of running into pregame football traffic for the 1 p.m. Lions start. Gates at Comerica Park will open at 1:45 p.m.

To help the process, Olympia Development Parking Services will hold all of its parking lots for fans attending the Tigers game, not just the ones on the east side of Woodward. Fans will need to show a Tigers game ticket, parking pass or proof of tickets waiting at will call.

Fans going to the Lions game who bought season parking passes through Olympia will still be able to park Sunday, but tailgating will be prohibited in all lots to conserve spaces.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.