Embed from Getty Images Comerica Park opened 20 years ago. It has not aged a day. A ballpark in the middle of downtown Detroit. Comerica Park is one of the few honest to goodness downtown ballparks in MLB. Today the Detroit Tigers will celebrate Opening Day in Motown.
The home of the Detroit Tigers boasts open vistas in the outfield that shows off the Detroit skyline. It also has a fantastic open-air concourse unlike the tunnel of the old Tiger Stadium. Not to mention giant statues of Tiger legends Al Kaline, Hal Newhouser, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Willie Horton and Ty Cobb.
With no apologies to the baseball purists, Comerica Park is more family friendly than the rest of the MLB parks. There is a carousel and Ferris wheel For children to enjoy which adds more entertainment value to attending a Tigers.
20 years in, and Comerica is still a great place to watch a ball game. Gone from the early days are the crazy expansive dimensions the Tigers took about about 25 feet off the distance to left field and also moved the bullpens from right field in order to add 1,000 better seats. A great upgrade.
Comerica Park is the only professional Detroit sports venue that isn’t enclosed. The most underrated aspects of Comerica Park is the food. The Little Caesars Coney Deep Dish Pizza is a must! Comerica park is one of the few parks that allow fans to bring their own food in. Good for people who have food restrictions.
I believe Comerica Park is the best ballpark experience in baseball. Detroit Tigers fans take baseball seriously. Even in the midst of a rebuild, the fans are ready to roll into the season as they await top prospects. They will flock to the park once again this summer.
It helps greatly that there is a great place to watch a game. As anticipation grows waiting for the Tigers to return to postseason baseball.