Things To Do In Lakeland Tiger Town
The Detroit Tigers have trained for more than 70 seasons at Tiger Town Florida. The longest association in major league baseball team history with a spring training city, the Detroit Tigers has spent more than 40 consecutive seasons at Lakeland’s Joker Marchant Stadium. To learn more about the Detroit Tigers baseball team, visit www.detroittigers.com.
Detroit Tigers Spring Training Tickets -The Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team holds spring training session in Lakeland, FL each year. Tickets are inexpensive by major league baseball standards, and spring training offers a candid way to experience legends of baseball in a more casual setting. Renovated in 2003, Joker Marchant Stadium is located in Tiger Town at 2125 North Lake Drive, Lakeland, FL 33805. Tickets to Tiger Town spring training go on sale in winter.
Plus, there’s minor league action from their farm team, the Lakeland Tigers. To learn more about getting tickets to Detroit Tigers Spring Training and to see a seating chart of Joker Marchant Stadium, visit detroit.tigers.mlb.com/spring_training/ballpark.jsp?c_id=det.
Tiger Town Florida Accommodations -Discover the perfect Tiger Town hotel in Lakeland, FL. The Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland is located within minutes of the Tiger Town spring training site. Our hotel is just 6 miles from Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL, the Detroit Tigers’ spring training stadium. Our superior hotel in Lakeland, Florida features well-appointed accommodations at value rates with splendid designer furnishings, luxury bedding, granite bathroom vanities, coffee makers, plus a work desk, free wireless high-speed Internet access and voicemail for executives on the go.
As a valued guest of Lakeland hotel, you’ll enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, business center services, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and exceptional service at our 24-hour front desk.
Tiger Town Florida Stadium & Facilities -Named in honor of Lakeland’s beloved parks and recreation director, Joker Marchant, the stadium recently underwent a major renovation and today offers a top-flight stadium experience. The 2004 season marked the Tigers’ inaugural year of play in the newly renovated Joker Marchant Stadium, which is now one of the league’s top spring training facilities, both for players and fans alike. Today, Tiger Town is known as one of the most famous training complexes in baseball, plus includes additional high-tech training facilities, dorms, training fields and team clubhouses.
Florida’s Tiger Town History -Tiger Town enjoys a rich history as part of the “Grapefruit League” that predates the building of the spring training facility. Constructed on the site of the Lodwick School, a World War II-era flight school where cadets trained from 1940 through 1945, there are historic vestiges of its early “Top Gun” days.
Several airplane hangars have been renovated that date back to the school’s World War II past and are now permanent markers of Tiger Town’s rich history. Since 1934, Michigan’s Detroit Tigers have been training in Lakeland, Florida. Previous Detroit Tiger training camps ranged from Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1902 to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1908 and Gulfport, Mississippi from 1913-1915.