The Ultimate Guide for a Baseball Fan’s Visit to Detroit

Modified: December 09, 2019 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes | Photos by Vito Palmisano, Bill Bowen

Comerica Park is a beautiful ballpark to watch a game. Nestled among Ford Field and Little Caesars Arena, Comerica is located in “the most compact sports district in America” according to Forbes. This area, known as The District, is in the midst of an over $1 billion renovation and revitalization project that will continue into 2020.

The area surrounding Comerica is full of trendy restaurants, swanky hotels and dazzling casinos. Baseball fans rejoice at the availability of parking and entertainment around the ballfield. Tigers fans will enjoy a game in style in the District. Keep reading to get the ins and outs of catching a game in Detroit.

Downtown Detroit Hotels

Downtown Detroit has many wonderful options for lodging. With the People Mover, staying at any downtown hotel and getting to the game is easy.

If you’re looking for a hotel within walking distance, there are several great options. These hotels are about an 8-minute (or less) walk from Comerica Park and are super convenient. Greektown Casino-Hotel, Aloft Detroit, The Siren Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown, and 234 Winder Street Inn are all close to the field.

 

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If you’d like to stay downtown in a beautifully restored historic building, you’ll be pleased with the renovations of Detroit’s gems from the 1920s. The Detroit Foundation Hotel, Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney, and The Siren Hotel all fit the bill for exquisite boutique hotels. 234 Winder Street Inn is a cozy B&B in a Victorian-style mansion overlooking Comerica Park.

Stay and play in Detroit’s casino hotels at Greektown Casino-Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit or MotorCity Casino-Hotel.

Cash in those reward points. For those looking to stay in their favorite, nation-wide chain, downtown Detroit isn’t lacking in options. Courtyard by Marriott, Westin Book Cadillac, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn are all located downtown.

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Pregame and Post Game Eats

Check out these great places to eat or enjoy a drink that are within walking distance to Comerica.

  • Elwood Bar & Grill: Located just steps from Comerica, Elwood Bar and Grill is a favorite of Tigers’ fans. Located in a fully restored 1930s building, this Art Deco diner features burgers, paninis, salads, Michigan brewed beer and more.
  • Detroit Beer Co.: Head to the Detroit Beer Company for a true taste of Detroit. Handcrafted beer and specialty pizzas and burgers make it a favorite of baseball fans.
  • Downtown Louie’s Lounge: Downtown Louie’s Lounge features chef-inspired burgers and American fare with a European twist. Ingredients sourced locally when possible and local brews make it a Detroit favorite.
  • Hockeytown Café: Pregame at Hockey Town Café and check out the Tigers and Red Wings Hall of Fame, 30 HD TV’s and great food and drinks.
  • Brass Rail Pizza Bar: Pregame favorites like pizza, burgers, tacos and more are just some of Brass Rail Pizza Bar’s specialties. Try out a new beer or find your old favorite with 52 beers on tap.
  • Rusted Crow: A new, trendy gastro-lounge featuring burgers, sandwiches, a new take on PB&J, signature cocktails and more.
  • Old Shillelagh Irish Pub: Detroit’s most famous Irish pub is a favorite for Tigers fans with 20 beers on tap and “The Best Burger in Wayne County.”

 

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Parking in Detroit during the Tigers Baseball Schedule

Parking couldn’t be easier in the District parking garages. Parking is $25 for a spot in a garage just steps from Comerica. Pay with cash or credit and make sure you get a spot by reserving one online ahead of time. The District parking garages are located at the following addresses:

  • The D Garage at 90 E. Fisher Service Dr.
  • The Henry Street Garage at 134 W. Fisher Service Dr.
  • The Little Caesars Arena Garage at 165 Sproat St

Extend Your Visit in Detroit

Come to Detroit for a game but stay a few days and explore all the city has to offer.

The Henry Ford is a state-of-the-art experience with 3 attractions spread over 250 acres. Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and Ford Rouge Factory Tour come together to create what The New York Times described as, “One of the world’s coolest museums.”

Along with The Henry Ford, Detroit has many other activities for families. The Detroit Zoo, Michigan Science Center, Belle Isle, Outdoor Adventure Center and Legoland Discovery Center Michigan offer endless entertainment for the littlest Tiger fans.

 

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Many are surprised to learn that Detroit’s theater district is the second largest in the country – second only to New York City. While in Detroit, catch an award-winning show or concert. Dive into the local music scene and discover a new band. Check out the array of theaters and shows in Detroit.

Discover more things to do in Detroit while you’re here.

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    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-2000
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    Ford Field
    2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-262-2000
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    Little Caesars Arena
    2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-7000
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    Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
    535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-224-2160
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    Greektown Casino-Hotel
    1200 St. Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-223-2999
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    The Siren Hotel
    1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-277-4736
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    Hilton Garden Inn - Detroit Downtown
    351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-967-0900
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    234 Winder Street Inn
    234 Winder St., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-831-4091
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    Detroit Foundation Hotel
    250 W. Larned St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-800-5500
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    MGM Grand Detroit
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    877-888-2121
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    MotorCity Casino
    2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-237-7711
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    Courtyard by Marriott - Detroit Downtown
    333 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-222-7700
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    The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
    1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-442-1600
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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Detroit Downtown
    1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-887-7000
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    Crowne Plaza - Detroit Downtown Riverfront
    2 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-965-0200
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    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Detroit Downtown
    525 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-963-5600
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    Elwood Bar & Grill
    300 Adams Ave., (at Brush Street), Detroit, MI 48226
    313-962-2337
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    Detroit Beer Co.
    1529 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-962-1529
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    Downtown Louie's Lounge
    30 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-1600
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    Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-3400
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    Brass Rail Pizza Bar
    18 W. Adams Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-964-0782
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    Old Shillelagh Irish Pub
    349 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-964-0007
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    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
    313-982-6001
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    Detroit Zoo
    8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    248-541-5717
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    Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-577-8400
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    Outdoor Adventure Center
    1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-396-6890
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    Legoland Discovery Center Michigan
    4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    248-409-6001