While the list of players and coaches attending won’t be released until mid-January, the event is expected to draw plenty of Detroit’s young talent and several Minor League prospects, as well as former players and current staff. Fans will have the chance to see many of them up close at photo stations, autograph tables and on stage for question-and-answer sessions, seminars and clinics.
Fans also will have an array of opportunities to win access to the Chevrolet Social Media Clubhouse, where they can interact with players and share their TigerFest experience on social-media platforms.
In addition, TigerFest has a complete schedule of kids’ activities, interactive areas and behind-the-scenes looks inside Comerica Park. The Tigers’ clubhouse will be open for fans to explore and will include a display of baseball artifacts. The visitors’ dugout will be open for fans to visit and take photos. A guided tour will take fans into some of the Tigers executive offices, the Ernie Harwell Media Center, a luxury suite and the Champions Club.
Activities for kids include a miniature Comerica Park stage featuring Tigers player book readings, games and activities, as well as free face-painting and baseball-themed games. Special bleacher seating is also available for kids and their parents.
The Tigers will also begin the 50th anniversary celebration of their 1968 World Series title with an interactive display on the concourse.
All fans attending will get a free pair of TigerFest earmuffs to help keep warm through the remaining days of winter.
Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
–Top Twitter To Follow: