The Detroit Tigers continue to make history by continuing to travel to Central Florida for spring training.
The Detroit Tigers have been training in Lakeland, Florida every spring for 79 years, making them the longest standing team/host couplet in Major League Baseball (MLB).
This is quite remarkable because Major League baseball teams move around at the drop of a hat every spring.
It is rare for a team to stay in one place for so long.
Spring training games are held in March & April.
Lakeland and the Tigers have been synonymous for a couple generations and it seems as if the longstanding tradition may continue into perpetuity.
The Lakeland Tigers have been a staple of the Class A Florida State League since 1967.
This Class A team plays between April through September.
Lakeland is as much of a Tiger Town as Detroit itself…almost.
Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland has been the home of the Tigers since 1966.
It has been expanded to 8,000 seats and can fit about another 1,000 on the outfield berm.
The Tigers won the American League Champions a of couple years ago and they look exceptional considering the fact that their current roster include superstars like James McCann, Justin Verlander and baseball's first Triple Crown winner since 1967, Miguel Cabrera.
Tickets range from $15.00 on the berm to $26.00 for the reserved seats.
General admission tickets in the bleachers are $17.00.
Times of the games are usually 1:05 which is great for vacationers looking for a fun outdoor daytime activity.
Find the spring training schedule here when available.
By Marie Ospina
The stadium is one hour from Orlando and 35 minutes from Tamps.
Joker Marchant Stadium
2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33805
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