DETROIT- The Detroit Tigers host the franchise's 15th annual Negro Leagues Weekend June 30 – July 2 as the Tigers host the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. On Saturday, July 1 the Tigers will don the throwback uniforms of the Detroit Stars and the Cleveland Indians will suit up as the Cleveland Buckeyes, for the second game of the doubleheader, during the 23rd Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Comerica Bank. The annual Negro Leagues Weekend marks the longest running three-day celebration of its kind in Major League Baseball.
The Detroit Tigers will pay tribute to several former Negro Leagues players as current and former Tigers players and special guests all come together for a weekend full of events celebrating the contributions of Negro Leagues players to the game of baseball.
The Tigers will offer an exclusive Negro Leagues Weekend ticket package, which includes a game ticket, a Detroit Stars Fedora and a donation to the Friends of the Historic Hamtramck Stadium – a group dedicated to preserving the field used by Negro Leagues teams, including the Detroit Stars. For more information or to purchase the ticket package, visit tigers.com/negroleagues of for groups 15 or more, contact Corey Bell at Corey.Bell@tigers.com.
Friday, June 30 vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open Early at 5:00 p.m.
23rd Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, Saturday, July 1 (GM. 2) vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday, July 2 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open Early at 11:00 a.m.
Individual game tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).
About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.
About The District Detroit
The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions – The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.
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