Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in Detroit, Michigan. The stadium opened in 2000 with a capacity of 41,083 and is the current home ground of the Detroit Tigers.
Built to replace the Tiger’s former long-time home Tiger Stadium, Comerica Park is another great example of a retro-modern baseball stadium, a popular architectural style for new baseball stadiums constructed in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Comerica Park was built as part of a larger plan to revitalise the downtown Detroit area which now also includes Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, and Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.
The stadium’s design draws heavily from the home team’s namesake with nine full-sized tiger statues located in and around Comerica Park, the largest of which stands at 4.6 meters and guards the stadium’s main entrance. Apart from the numerous tiger statues prowling around Comerica Park, visitors can also find a collection of six statues dedicated to famous Tiger players along the left centerfield wall.
Other interesting features at Comerica Park include a full sized, tiger themed carousel, a 15-meter Ferris wheel with cabs shaped like baseballs, a Tiger’s walk of fame located along the lower-level concourse and a centerfield fountain that celebrates the Tiger’s homeruns with “liquid fireworks.”