Comerica Park. Home of the 2012 American League Champion Detroit Tigers. That was our setting for TigerFest, where thousands of rabid Tigers fans came out to meet the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander. Talk about star power!
You would think that Detroit in January would be warm, right? Kidding, of course. But the amount of fans that arrived all bundled up was amazing. There was plenty of heat on the concourse of the stadium to keep everyone from facing the extreme elements outside the stadium. The MAG team was able to keep warm for setup and teardown by staying busy. The two-day setup turned out to be a thing of beauty.
TigerFest gave fans a view of features not usually open to the public. The clubhouse and the dugout were just two features that are extremely exclusive. Autograph lines seemed to stretch for miles. We were very happy to have the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister, and Alex Avila on our stage for kids activities. As a baseball fan, meeting Miguel Cabrera (the first Triple Crown winner in over 40 years) made me feel like a kid, too! That's what makes these events so rewarding.
Especially for the youngsters, it was great to have an event where fans could be outside and active, ready for the season. Any chance you can get to play whiffle ball in the dead of winter has to be a great day!
TigerFest was a blast, and we were happy to face the elements and deliver a great event for great fans. To be a part of another great event just a few weeks later - 97.1 The Ticket SportsFest - has us believing that Detroit is tough to beat when it comes to great sports cities.
Until next time… we'll see you on the road!