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DETROIT TIGERS HOME OPENER 2019
April 4 @ 1:10 pm EDT
DETROIT TIGERS HOME OPENER 2019
April 4, 2019. Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
OPENING DAY PREGAME FESTIVITIES
Gates Open Three Hours Prior to First Pitch; Fans Encouraged to Enter Ballpark Early on Opening Day, Thursday, April 4
Opening Day festivities at Comerica Park on April 4 are scheduled to begin 30 minutes prior to the 1:10 p.m. first pitch and fans are invited to arrive early to enjoy live music in select areas.
Gates Open – 10:00 a.m.
Homerun Happy Hour – will be available for fans 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Homerun Happy Hour is available exclusively on the Pepsi Porch including in the Miller Lite Pitcher’s Pub. Fans can enjoy $3 Pepsi and Aquafina products, $5 nacho, hotdog and burger baskets, MillerCoors products and specialty cocktails.
Detroit Tigers Leadoff Video – enjoy a look at exciting highlights with a music track sure to fire you up for the game.
Introductions – let’s meet the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals players, managers, coaches and staff.
Military Flyover – Four A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” aircraft from the 107th Fighter Squadron and part of the 127th Wing located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
National Anthem – in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Motown Records, Grammy Award nominated and original member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson.
Ceremonial First Pitch – 1984 World Series Champion, Cy Young Award winner and World Series MVP, Guillermo “Willie” Hernandez.
Game ball – will be delivered by Brigadier General John D. Slocum, the Commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge ANGB, Michigan.
HOW TO ENTER COMERICA PARK
Below are two important reminders for fans entering Comerica Park during the 2019 season. Both policies are effective beginning on Opening Day.
Mobile ticketing becomes primary method of entry
Following extensive fan testing and the successful adoption of mobile ticketing at Little Caesars Arena, Tigers fans can enter the Comerica Park utilizing the easy-to-use Major League Baseball Ballpark App, which has emerged as the preeminent application for buying, selling or transferring baseball tickets across MLB. All PDF tickets, either printed or presented on a mobile phone, will no longer be accepted as a method of entry for Detroit Tigers games at Comerica Park.
Fans are encouraged to visit tigers.com/mobiletickets and review the extensive Frequently Asked Questions document, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account on the Ballpark App, which will ensure your smooth and secure entry to Comerica Park. If fans do not have a smartphone or other accessible device to use for mobile entry, they can visit the Comerica Park Box Office and have tickets printed for them on the day of game.
Updated Bag Policy enhances security and reduces screening time at gates
Following recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security and other public safety institutions, the Tigers have updated Comerica Park’s bag policy. All backpacks (except for single-compartment drawstring bags that do not exceed the MLB bag-size requirements of 16” x 16” x 8”) are prohibited from being brought into Comerica Park. Purses (including fashion backpack purses) diaper bags, and medical bags that have the appearance of backpacks will be allowed, provided they do not exceed the MLB requirements.
Dates, times, opponents, games and events are subject to change. Please contact event organizers to confirm the latest information.