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Tiger’s Game Day Guide: Parking, Dining, and Shopping Before the Game

“Take me out to the ball game; take me out with the crowd!”

It’s more than an American tradition; baseball has been in the hearts of Detroiters since 1901, when the Tigers first took the field at Bennett Park.

One thing stayed consistent through all the city’s ups and downs, and that is our hometown team.

In honor of the Tigers and their commitment and inspiration to the city, we’ve put together a guide that’ll help you enhance your baseball experience in the D by listing the best parking, shopping, and restaurants around Comerica Park that’ll make it easier to root, root, root for the home team!

Where to Park

Let’s be honest: parking can either make or break your day at the old ball game. To make it easier, we found the garages closest to the field and listed their rates and times. Don’t forget to check our list of parking areas for popular Detroit spots.

Detroit Opera House Parking Center

At .15 miles from Comerica Park, this garage is in the middle of the hottest restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

The garage is located on 1426 Broadway and priced with a range of $15 – $40. The garage is open two hours before and after the event.

Detroit Opera House Surface Lot

This fenced in lot is .15 miles from the stadium, allowing easy access to both the game and the entertainment around town.

Located at 102 Madison St, the price ranges from $15 – $40. The garage is open two hours before and after the event.

Comerica Park Lots

Just a couple blocks away from the field are a few structures where you can find easy and close parking to the game. These six garages all charge $25 for general parking and are located at:

2200 Woodward Ave.

56 E. Montcalm St.

75 E. Montcalm St.

426 E. Montcalm St.

425 E. Montcalm St.

1200 Witherell St.

What to Eat

We all love a good ‘ole fashioned hot dog at the baseball game. However, if you’re looking for a place to hang out and chat with your friends and family beforehand, we’ve found restaurants near CoPa that are so good you won’t have any room for peanuts and Cracker Jack!

We’ve updated our list of best restaurants and bars to visit before and after a Tigers’ Game and added a few more delectable diners.

The Hudson Café

If you have a sweet tooth, stop by Hudson Café for a brunch-like menu full of savory dishes like pancakes, French toast, and crepes. They also serve eggs benedict, omelets, sandwiches and coffee – perfect for those overtime baseball games!

Hudson Café is located at 1241 Woodward Ave. and open Monday – Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Café has extended hours during Tigers games, featuring additional items not normally found on their menu. Check out their special hours on Facebook.

Coaches Corner

As a classic sports bar, Coaches Corner provides HDTVs, a full-service bar, outdoor patio, and a large dining room.

Known for their wings and pizza, they also serve a wide range of burgers, sandwiches, and chicken. Check out their website for daily specials and nightly events.

Coaches Corner is perfect for pre-gaming or post-gaming as it is located just blocks from Comerica Park at 220 Bagley Ave. Hours are Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. – midnight.

Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille

An Italian-style restaurant, Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille provides a great view of Woodward Ave. with its all-window front restaurant.

Just a short walking distance from Comerica Park, this restaurant also offers shuttle service if you desire.

The menu includes pasta, soup, salads, and paiatti.

It’s located at 2203 Woodward Ave and open Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday 11:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Their Sunday and Monday hours are open during events.

Small Plates

Small Plates is a diverse dining experience engineered to function as a communal restaurant, sharing dishes with family and friends.

From American, to Spanish, to Chinese: Small Plates has a unique menu that has something for everyone.

This is a perfect restaurant to share a meal with your group.

Located at 1521 Broadway, Small Plates is open Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. – midnight, and Saturday from noon – midnight.

Tiger Swag

There’s always room for more Tiger’s gear! We found some of the coolest themed shops around downtown that you must check out the next time you’re in Detroit. The best part: they sell Tiger’s and Detroit-themed clothing and accessories, perfect for your shopping trip before the game.

The D Shop

The D Shop is the resource for all Tigers’ memorabilia and apparel. From tees, tanks, hats and gear to gardening utensils, barbeque items, and wall hangings, this store has it all!

Located on the corner of Witherell and Montcalm at 2100 Woodward Ave., The D Shop is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and closes Saturday and Sunday.

Nike Detroit Community Store

Have you heard about the new Nike Detroit Community Store?

Located at 1261Woodward Ave., this store has more than just athletic apparel: it features a clothing section of our hometown team: the Detroit Tigers.

With a selection of women and men’s gear, you can pick up anything from a Tiger’s shirt to a hat.

Nike Detroit is open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Detroit VS Everybody Store

Looking for unique Detroit gear to support the city?

Detroit VS Everybody sells a line of tees, hoods, crews, and accessories that all bear the phrase: “Detroit VS Everybody,” which inspired Eminem’s hit single.

Show some city pride by stopping by the shop, located at 400 Monroe Ave., and open everyday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pure Detroit Downtown

Another unique Detroit shopping experience can be found at Pure Detroit Downtown, a shop located in the Guardian Building at 500 Griswold St.

As more than just a clothing store, this brand represents the city itself, selling niche items like coasters, travel bags, key chains, books, glassware and more.

The clothing section includes men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel that showcases Detroit, Belle Isle, and Hamtramck.

Pure Detroit is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Swing On By

The next time you’re in Detroit for a Tiger’s game, make the most of your experience by visiting these cool places to eat, shop, and hang out before the first pitch.

With so many things to do, let us know your favorite spots to hang out before the big game!

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