Ballpark Roadtrip: Comerica Park

Comerica Park primarily serves as the home for the Detroit Tigers, who moved to the new venue in 2000. Comerica is the third home for the Tigers since becoming a charter member of the American League in 1901. The team previously played in Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) and Bennett Park (1901-1911). The club was founded in 1894 as part of the Western League.

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Ballpark: A – Great views of field and downtown Detroit from any seat. No tours available for visitors while team is in town.
Fans & Atmosphere: B – Sat with fans over two games that were not the most knowledgeable baseball fans, felt embarrassed for them. A few Detroit residents only root for the Red Wings.
Food: B – Food choices include traditional ballpark fare as well as several restaurants that include Little Caesars, Big Cat Court, the Brushfire Grill and the Labatt Blue Light Grill.
Mascot: B – Paws, he’s cute but not that exciting. He could of been having an off-day.
Staff: A Friendly staff, several members came over and asked if I was visiting from out of town.
Team Tradition: A – Beautiful monuments and names and numbers of former stars fill outfield. No Hall of Fame but a great walk of fame displaying teams history adding a touch of Detroit industry.
Location: A – Downtown Detroit. It’s safe walking with a group at night, but don’t go past the expressway a block away.

Photos taken June 28-29, 2011 using a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR with a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens.

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