You can’t really begin to explore and understand Detroit without experiencing our sports teams and their history here in the D. Now, I’m all for watching the games at home or in a bar but being there in person is something special.
My husband had never been to an American professional sporting event and I hadn’t even been inside Comerica Park. That is until the lovely people at Belle Tire held a contest on Twitter. And I won! Not only did we win tickets to watch the Tigers play the Yankees on April 27th, but we were also going to be in a suite. Sah-weet!
We had a quick bite to eat at Cheli’s Chili before the game and then eagerly went into Comerica Park as the gates opened. It’s a beautiful ballpark that is modern but celebrates the history of our beloved Detroit Tigers.
When we were in Corktown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we walked by the remains of Tiger Stadium. My husbands’ emotions surprised me. He is English but couldn’t get over the fact that all those iconic players stood at that plate and now it was gone. The love of Tiger Stadium isn’t just for the people who grew up with it, apparently is spans the pond.
With that said, Comerica Park is a family friendly ballpark that has already had a World Series. It’s clean, spacious, and modern but it doesn’t lack character. I adore the tigers and bats that adorn the stadium. The history of the players and the organization is riddled throughout.
The suite was located right behind first base and it was awesome! We are now spoiled: private bathrooms, free food and beverages, and a gorgeous view. The weather was perfect and the Tigers beat those rascally Yankees (of course, they lost the next two games in the series but we won’t go there).
Yes, this is how you are supposed to spend an unusually warm evening in the spring in Detroit. This is what I was pining for when I was back in England.
Tickets are relatively inexpensive for the bleachers; you just may need a loan to purchase food or drinks. $8.75 for a beer! $17.50 for a Little Caesars Pizza that we all know we can get for $5 outside the park. Yes, we were very happy to be in the Belle Tire suite.
Belle Tire has some pictures on their blog of the evening, we're the first picture. Thank you to the Detroit Tigers, Belle Tire, and Twitter!