Opening Day tickets sell out in 45 minutes
Apparently the weather around Michigan had little impact on the unofficial holiday that the first day of Tigers single-season ticket sales has become on the first Saturday in March. The available tickets for Opening Day on April 5 against the Red Sox sold out in about 45 minutes once they went on sale at 10 a.m. ET.
The Tigers were ready for a crush of fans at the Comerica Park box office ahead of time, making 1,000 numbered wristbands available — twice the number given out in previous years — for fans to pick up Friday afternoon and evening and then line up Saturday morning, rather than staying overnight in harsh conditions. More than a thousand fans were lined up around the ballpark by the time tickets went on sale.
Between online sales at tigers.com, phone sales at 866-66-TIGER and in-person sales at the box office as well as at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, the Tigers sold 66,334 tickets by 5:45 p.m., shortly before the close of business at the Comerica Park box office.
The Tigers still have a limited number for Opening Day tickets set aside for fans who wish to buy season-ticket packages, available with the purchase of an 81-, 41-, 28- or 27-game ticket plan. Visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255) for more details.