Detroit Tigers - Lakeland
Joker Marchant Stadium
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805
2301 Lakeland Hills Drive
Lakeland, FL 33805
Ticket Information: (863) 686-8075
Attending a Tigers Game at Joker Marchant Stadium
Lakeland and the Detroit Tigers continue to set the standard between a spring training host community and Major League Baseball team and celebrated their 80th season in the Central Florida community in 2016. No other team in Major League Baseball has a longer partnership than Lakeland and the Tigers. The Tigers came to Lakeland in 1934 and played at Henley Field Ball Park until 1966, when Joker Marchant Stadium was built.
When Joker Marchant Stadium was originally constructed in 1966, it held 4,900 fans and was built for $360,000. The Lakeland park will debut a new look in 2017 after a $40 million renovation.
The most significant renovations include a year-round restaurant in place of the current administration offices in rightfield, accompanied by expansions that include an air-conditioned stadium club and covered party area, which can host picnics of up to 200 people.
New seats down the leftfield line will be installed, complete with shade to block the hot Florida sun, and a walkway will be constructed around the entire complex, including the leftfield berm, which will see the construction of a new hospitality pavilion.
And the upgrades on the fan side are equal to the upgrades for the players, which Tigers officials believe will make their spring training facilities among the best in the major leagues.
The Tigers maintain a loyal following and you're guaranteed to hear a strong rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. The public-address announcer and production crew help make the game as wonderful a day at the park as possible, with an organ playing and familiar tunes likened to Detroit between innings, including a variety of Motown hits to keep the toes a tappin'. The orange-and-blue seat colors also are well reflective of the Tiger history and spirit and the ballpark facade and its exterior -- Mediterranean style is admirable.
Tigers Spring Training Ticket Prices & Information
2016 Ticket Prices and Information: Tickets for the 2016 spring exhibition season will be priced at three separate levels:
For information about full season ticket packages, or season ticket plans of five-or-more games, contact the Joker Marchant Stadium ticket office, via phone at (863) 686-8075, or by visiting www.tigers.com.
The 2016 season marks the Tigers 80th Spring Training in Lakeland and 51st at Joker Marchant Stadium (the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current spring training city.) The ballpark was built in 1966 and renovated in 2002.
Practices are held at Marchant Stadium and Tigertown.
Minor Leaguers practice at Tigertown Complex, 1901 North Lake Ave., Lakeland, FL (863) 686-8075.
Parking: $8 per car, $15 for RVs and $20 for buses
Dimensions: 340 feet down the foul lines and 420 feet to center.
Seating Capacity: 8,500
Click here for a Joker Marchant Stadium Seating Diagram
Joker Marchant Stadium is also home to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Tigers Class A Florida State League affiliate
Directions to Joker Marchant Stadium
From east or west: Take I-4 to Exit 33 and follow Route 33 South approximately 2.5 miles to Joker Marchant Stadium; park is on the left.
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Tigers Spring Training History
1934-42 Lakeland (Henley Field Ball Park)
1946-65 Lakeland (Henley Field Ball Park)
1966-2016 Lakeland (Joker Marchant Stadium)
Tigers Spring Training Attendance (2006-16)
Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau, (800) 828-7655 or www.VisitCentralFlorida.org
Other Spring Training sites nearby
Champion Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Lake Buena Vista, Home of the Atlanta Braves - 33 miles to the Northeast
Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Home of the New York Yankees - 40 miles to the West
Bright House Field, Clearwater, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies - 53 miles to the West
Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays - 60 miles to the West