Baseball season just started so that means your summer ballpark road trip is that much closer! In a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usual guest blogger crew to feature 10 tips for enjoying each of the 30 ballparks like the locals do. Have a suggestion in addition to the ones listed here? Make sure to list it in the comments below.
Next up on our list is our good friend Ian Casselberry, a noted Detroit Tigers fan who will take you through all the ins and outs of the first American League stop on our tour.
Here's the first thing to consider when visiting the Detroit Tigers' home ballpark: Don't be afraid of Detroit.
Yes, we're all aware of how the city is perceived by the rest of the country and even by people who live outside of the metro Detroit region. Even Comerica Park's namesake sponsor left Detroit for Dallas a few years ago.
Drive to the ballpark and form your own perceptions, rather than lean on jokes about cars being set on fire in 1984. That was nearly 30 years ago. Get some new material. You're better than that. Or at least you should be.
Comerica Park (or "the CoPa") is one of the more underrated ballparks in MLB. It wasn't built on a bay, there are no views of bridges or water beyond the outfield. But it's located downtown, is extremely walkable and offers great views of the game throughout the stadium. You will have a good time here, even more so if you follow these tips from Tigers fans.
1. Find your pregame (and postgame) stop: No need to just go to the Tigers game and immediately hit the highway afterwards. The area surrounding Comerica Park is nice. Enjoy a stroll with your fellow baseball fans. Places immediately surrounding the ballpark where you can get a pregame drink or meal include The State Bar (right next to the State Theatre The Fillmore), Hockeytown Cafe and Elwood Bar & Grill.Read More »from Comerica Park: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Detroit Tigers