The Detroit Tigers are proud to give back to the men and women who serve our country and make sacrifices for our freedom and safety. Through a variety of programs, the Tigers hope to show their appreciation for our active and former military members for their service to our nation.
Active members and Veterans of the military are eligible to purchase half-price box office dynamically priced Upper Box Infield and Upper Reserved tickets to all 2016 Monday-Thursday regular season home games excluding August 18. Tickets must be purchased at the Comerica Park Box Office and a valid military ID or Veteran ID must be presented at time of purchase. Service members and Veterans may purchase a maximum of four (4) tickets per customer, per game. This offer is based on availability.
At all Saturday regular season home games, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander hosted Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheered on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander's personal suite. After serving our country, the special day provided American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans shared 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Ballpark catering was provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans received a personalized welcome letter from Verlander and all guests received a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt.
Keeping the tradition of supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Mario Impemba continued the MVP (Military Veterans Program) - a salute to those who served. Throughout the 2016 season, Mario hosted Veterans at the first Monday home game of each month at Comerica Park. A group of 30 Veterans and their guests received a lower-bowl ticket to the Tigers game, an "MVP" t-shirt, a BBQ dinner at the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grille and an autographed photo of Mario. In addition, the Veterans and guests arrived to the ballpark in style on the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express. The Detroit Tigers partnered with varying local charitable organizations who support Veterans and their families to participate in this program.
The Detroit Tigers in partnership with BELFOR Property Restoration commemorated the National Day of Service and Remembrance by honoring the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks on 9-11.
The Tigers donated 1,000 complimentary tickets to local firefighters and police officers along with their families to attend the game when the Tigers took on the Baltimore Orioles. Nearly 500 first responders were invited to be recognized on the field at Comerica Park, prior to the National Anthem, for their service to our local communities.
To celebrate the dedication and sacrifice of all branches of the military and their many veterans, the Detroit Tigers hosted Armed Forces and Veteran Recognition Day on May 24th at Comerica Park.
The Tigers donated 1,000 tickets to active service members and veterans, along with their families, to attend the game as the Tigers took on the Philadelphia Phillies. Service members and veterans were also invited to participate in an on-field pregame ceremony. The Tigers recognized the devotion and bravery of every service member, while also remembering the duty served by the many veterans across our nation.
To honor the dedication of the men and women serving our country, on select home games, the Detroit Tigers invite a member of the Armed Forces currently serving a tour of duty or recently returned from deployment to deliver the game ball to the pitcher's mound. The service member will be announced to the crowd and welcomed as he/she walks the official game baseball from the sidelines to the pitcher's mound.
To show appreciation to the veterans of the United States Armed Forces, Tigers players visited patients at the Detroit VA Medical Center. Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia along with FOX Sports Detroit Broadcaster Mario Impemba visited with patients and participated in a Wii Baseball tournament with the Veterans. Each patient received Tigers gifts and autographs from the players.