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As far as ballparks are concerned Comerica is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some history there already. Home plate, for instance. When the Tigers moved from Tiger Stadium at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull to the jewel that now sits on Detroit’s famous Woodward Avenue, they took home plate with them.
That’s not the only thing that’s been relocated in the first few years of Comerica. Before the 2003 season, the Tigers organization moved the left-centerfield fence in to 370 feet from 395. They also removed the flagpole that had been in play in centerfield; and then in 2005 moved the bullpen from right field to left field and added nearly 1,000 seats. The new look came just in time for Detroit to host the 2005 MLB All-Star game and Home Run Derby, and the 2006 World Series against St. Louis. Both were firsts for Comerica Park because the last time Detroit hosted the All-Star game and World Series were 1971 and 1984, respectively.
The Detroit All-Stars and World Series players have their names etched in stone on the grounds at Comerica. Well, brick actually. Many bricks leading up to the Comerica entrance contain the names of famous former Tigers, their position and years played. The most well-known Tigers also have statues beyond center field.
The scoreboard is impressive, too, and at the time of its completion was the biggest around. The eyes of the prowling Tigers on the board light up after a Detroit home run.
If you want a behind-the-scenes look at Comerica book a tour. Check out the Tigers’ web site for more info; tours are based on the Tigers schedule so plan ahead.