Detroit Tigers Opening Day Outside of the Ballpark

Ticket shmicket. We've got your parties and hangout spots during the Detroit Tigers' home opener against the Kansas City Royal on April 4.

Detroit Tigers home opener

Opening day in Detroit is kind of a big deal. Roads are blocked off downtown and employees rush to take off of work. As the sun rises, the city fills with excited fans ready to see the Detroit Tigers play their first home game of the season. This year they face off against the Kansas City Royals. Detroit sports pride abounds, but what if you are that baseball fan that decided not to attend the game but still wants to take part in the opening day festivities? Here are a few ways to enjoy game day outside of Comerica Park.

Block Party

With one ticket you can experience four parties at Annex, Brass Rail Pizza Bar, The Tent and Latin Room Cabana. The game will be shown live throughout each venue, with the party rocking from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine. A live DJ will create the atmosphere, and the bar will be fully stocked with your favorite beers and spirits.

$20

Town Pump Tavern’s Heated Party Tent

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The party starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 11 p.m. Town Pump is guaranteeing amazing barbecue, a stocked bar and a live DJ and, of course, the game will be broadcasted live so fans can shout at the TV. Come decked out in Tigers gear and root, root, root for the home team.

$15

Home Opener Festival

Madison Avenue’s festival grounds fill with food, vendors, music, games, beer tents and baseball fans. Two DJs on two stages will spin simultaneously for 12 hours straight. Live bands will also pop in while the crowd soaks up the opening day spirit and Channel 955 will live-broadcast the day to listeners. Stay warm inside the heated tents or book a private VIP cabana as you watch the game. The festival organizers are offering bus transportation from 15 different locations.

$15-plus

Snacks at Nacks

It’s time to wind down and fill your belly with something that’ll soak up all that booze. Inside 3rd Street Bar, this black-owned spot that mixes dive bar vibes with intimate dining has got you covered. What’s better than sliders or shrimp po’boys or catfish bites or Philly cheesesteaks? They’ve got all that plus drink specials, T-shirts and other merch. And with everything on the menu under $10, it’s the perfect way to end your day of bar-hopping and Tigers-watching.

You can find more information on all of these events at eventbrite.com. Remember to drink responsibly, and if you refuse, make friends with an Uber or Lyft driver.

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