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Things To Do In Central Florida: The Detroit Tigers Spring Training Schedule Announced

01-21-2009 08:47 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau

Central Florida attractions include the 73rd consecutive season of the Detroit Tigers spring training.

Central Florida attractions include the 73rd consecutive season of the Detroit Tigers spring training.

DETROIT, MI - The Detroit Tigers announced the club's exhibition game schedule for 2009 Spring Training in Lakeland, FL. Additionally, the club announced ticket prices for all exhibition games in 2009 will remain the same as 2008.

February will mark the Tigers 73rd season at 'TigerTown' in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2009 spring season marks the club's 44th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.

"We're excited to have the Detroit Tigers back in Lakeland for another year. Polk County looks forward to the beginning of spring training and this is just another of the many Central Florida attractions that makes our area a great place to vacation. This is a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to enjoy a fun-filled, professional baseball experience, without the high cost normally associated with a major league game," said Mark Jackson, Director of the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau (

The Tigers will begin the exhibition schedule on Wednesday, February 25 as the club welcomes the Atlanta Braves to Joker Marchant Stadium, the first of 19 exhibition games played in Lakeland during the upcoming spring. Detroit will host two exhibition games in advance of the World Baseball Classic with Venezuela and Panama on Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4, respectively.

Tickets for the 2009 spring exhibition season will be priced at two separate levels, with all prices remaining the same as 2008. The first set is for premium games, which includes all games against the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, New York Yankees and all Friday, Saturday and Sunday games. The second price level is for the remainder of the schedule. Premium game ticket prices range from $10-$21, while the ticket prices for the remainder of games range from $8-$19.

Season ticket packages for the 2009 Tigers Spring Training exhibition season are on sale now at the Joker Marchant Stadium ticket office, by mail at: Detroit Tigers, Attn: Ticket Office, 2125 N. Lake Ave., Lakeland, FL 33805 or online at Individual game tickets went on sale on Saturday, January 10th, and can be ordered by visiting the ticket office at Joker Marchant Stadium, calling 866-66-TIGER or visiting For additional ticket information and special group pricing, call the Lakeland office at 863-413-4140.

"In addition to spring training, there are many different things to do in Central Florida. Visitors will find plenty to do between baseball games -- from some of the best Florida fishing to skydiving and botanical gardens. We have many of the best Florida campgrounds right here in Polk County along with RV parks, hotels and resorts, making this area ideal for empty nesters and families alike," said Jackson.

About Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau: The Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau ( is located in Polk County, Florida and specializes in helping visitors find things to do in Central Florida. The area is an outdoorsman's dream with lakes for fishing and many different Florida campgrounds ( and RV parks.

Media Contact:
Mark Jackson
600 North Broadway, Suite 300
Bartow, FL 33830

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