TigerFest set for Saturday, Jan. 25
Get your schedule out for the last weekend in January. TigerFest returns in its usual spot near the end of the offseason. The Tigers’ annual winter warmup event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11am to 5pm at Comerica Park.
The schedule of events is familiar. Players and coaches will sign autographs in several booths set up around the park, including a kids-only line. The visiting clubhouse will feature a player photo area for fans to have their picture taken with their favorite Tigers stars. Self-guided tours will take fans into the Tigers executive offices, Ernie Harwell Media Center, luxury suite area and Champions Club. The undergoing batting tunnel will open for fans to take a few swings.
The main stage returns, including question-and-answer sessions with manager Brad Ausmus and the new coaching staff as well as members of the front office. The session with team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski has become an annual state-of-the-franchise type of session, answering fan questions about offseason moves, but the highlight this year will be one of the first chances for fans to ask questions of Ausmus.
Activities for kids include a miniature Comerica Park stage featuring Tigers player book readings, games and activities, as well as free face-painting, baseball-themed games and a video game bullpen.
The Tigers have tried to take away some of the winter chill by covering and heating access areas inside Comerica Park, but fans are always encouraged to dress for the weather.
Tickets for TigerFest cost $25 for adults and $14 for kids ages 12 and under. They’ll go on sale Friday, Dec. 13 at 10am online at tigers.com/tigerfest and by phone at 866-66-TIGER.