Comerica Park opened in 2000 and is newer than all the stadiums in the American League Central other than Target Field. The stadium replaced Tiger Stadium / Briggs Stadium / Navin Field which was on the corner of Michigan and Trumbell a short distance away from the new park. Comerica Park sits next to Ford Field (NFL) and other Detroit mainstays such as the Opera House, Hockeytown and the Fox Theatre.
This is my home park. I have been here since the park opened in 2000 seemingly at least once a year. As a first blog about Comerica Park I will tell you about my experience in 2005 which was game seven of an eight game road trip. Being home was nice and looking back specifically at the road trip it should have ended here. Either we should have started in Toronto and ended in Detroit or simply had a seven game trip rather than eight.
I remember in May of 2005 that the game was really cold. Patrick in fact didn't have long sleeves with him and ended up with one of mom's sweatshirts to survive the overcast day. It was overcast in Cleveland the day before and the next day in Chicago was really no different either. The 2005 Detroit Tigers team left something to be desired. Players like Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya and Curtis Granderson wouldn't join the team full time until 2006 and the fans didn't turn out that day.