The Tigers are one of only four teams to still be located in their original city that the franchise started in. Detroit’s first
professional baseball team was originally called the Wolverines. The name was changed to the
Tigers in 1901 when they sold 10,000 Tigers tickets in the team's first home game, a dramatic 14-13
victory. A few years later in 1905, the team acquired baseball legend Ty Cobb to go along with
other great players of that era, The Tigers promptly won their first American League pennant in 1907 and set a new franchise record with 297,079 Tigers tickets sold throughout the
During Cobb’s years in Detroit the Tigers were able to go to three straight World Series. Cobb helped sell over 14 million Tigers tickets during his 21 year span in
Detroit. After Cobb’s departure from Detroit and one year before his induction into the Hall of
Fame, the Tigers were able to win their first ever World Series in 1935. Their 15 year run of success that started in 1930 is on of the best in franchise history. The Tigers
were able to take home two World Series championships along with four American League
Detroit started to decline slightly in 1947. While still having a talented team
and finishing atop the AL in most years, the Tigers were unable to return to the World Series until 1968. in 1968, the Tigers won the World Series and for the first time in franchise history, sold over 2 million
Tigers tickets in a single season.
The Tigers have called four different parks home during their time as a franchise. Tiger Stadium had been the Tigers home for a large part of the team's history. Throughout its 87-year tenure as home of the Tigers, Tiger Stadium sold over 1 million Tigers tickets each year
except for the 1963 and 1964 seasons. The team moved into their present home at Comerica Park
in 2000, the move restricted the Tigers in attendance as their new home cut down on 11,000
possible Tigers tickets to be sold each home game.
In the short time the Tigers have spent at Comerica Park they have been able to sell over 3
million Tigers tickets in a season twice and sold less than 2 million Tigers tickets only four times. One
of the unique features the park offers is the 14 tiger statues that are located throughout the
stadium whose eyes light up for every Tiger homerun and victory, accompanied by a roar.
Comerica Park is not only used for baseball and selling Tigers tickets, the field also hosts many
concerts of popular artists and bands during the summer months. Comerica Park will also be
used as one of the venues for the 2013 Hockeytown Winter Festival, hosting the events
leading up to the Winter Classic game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maples Leafs. Comerica
Park will host youth hockey games and the Great Lakes Invitational tournament, leading up to the 2013 Winter Classic.
The Tigers are blessed with a strong and dedicated fanbase. Team attendance
figures over the past few years sit at or above the AL average, making Comerica Park one of the best places to
purchase Tigers tickets and attend a major league baseball game.