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Detroit Tigers - Lakeland

PHOTO: Joker Marchant Stadium

Joker Marchant Stadium
Mailing Address:
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805

Driving Directions:
2301 Lakeland Hills Drive
Lakeland, FL 33805

Ticket Information: (863) 686-8075

Official Detroit Tigers Web Site

Attending a Tigers Game at Joker Marchant Stadium

Lakeland and the Detroit Tigers celebrated their 75th Anniversary of the team holding its Spring Training in the city in 2011. 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.

Words like "plain" and "simple" used to describe Joker Marchant Stadium originally finished in 1966. It held 4,900 fans and was built for $360,000. While other stadiums were made of structural steel, Marchant was concrete structure that, unlike steel, would withstand rust.

Following renovations in 2002, "cool" and "state-of-the-art" are new adjectives. Some upgrades include: increased seating from 7,040 to 8,500, a cup holder for every seat, wider aisles, and The Berm, which is a grassy, 45-foot slope beyond the fence in left field has been installed for sun worshippers, picnickers and bargain seekers.

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

2014 Ticket Prices and Information: Tickets are priced at three separate levels.
White:  Reserved - $21; Left Field Reserved - $16; Bleachers - $12; Grass Berm/SRO - $10
White Games are February 25, March 1, 6 and 13

Orange:  Reserved - $25; Left Field Reserved - $20; Bleachers - $15; Grass Berm/SRO - $13
Orange Games are February 27, March 4, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18 and 23

Navy:  Reserved - $30; Left Field Reserved - $25; Bleachers - $17; Grass Berm/SRO - $15
Navy Games are February 28, March 3, 17, 25, 27 and 28

Full season ticket packages, or season ticket plans of five-or-more games, for the 2014 Tigers Spring Training season are on sale now at the Joker Marchant Stadium ticket office, via phone at (863) 686-8075, or by visiting www.tigers.com.
Individual game tickets are on sale now and can be ordered by visiting the ticket office at Joker Marchant Stadium, calling 866-66-TIGER (8-4437) or visiting www.tigers.com. For additional ticket information and special group pricing, call the Lakeland ticket office at 863-686-8075.


Stadium Information

The 2014 season marks the Tigers 78th Spring Training in Lakeland and 49th 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.

Pitchers and Catchers Report: February 14; First Fill Squad Workout: February 18
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
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

Find in Google Maps

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.

Traffic and Road Construction Information from the Florida Department of Transportation
Learn about important traffic and roadway conditions by visiting www.FL511.com. This service reports travel times, road construction, lane closures and more on major Florida roadways.

Tigers Spring Training History

1930 Tampa
1934-42 Lakeland (Henley Field Ball Park)
1946-65 Lakeland (Henley Field Ball Park)
1966-2014 Lakeland (Joker Marchant Stadium)

Tigers Spring Training Attendance (2005-13)

            2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Attendance           102,685 89,324 119,232 123,484 111,131 112,560 119,516 134,899 136,858
Games           16 17 17 16 16 15 17 17 17
Avg Attendance           6,417 5,254 7,014 7,718 6,946 7,504 7,030 7,935 8,050

Area Information

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
Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Home of the Houston Astros - 49 miles to the Northeast
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



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