Detroit Tigers announce 2013 Spring Training schedule

Published On: Nov 28 2012 03:22:44 PM EST

DETROIT -

The Detroit Tigers have announced the club’s exhibition game schedule for 2013 Spring Training in Lakeland, Fla.

Next spring will mark the Tigers 77th season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city.

The 2013 spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The Tigers will begin the exhibition schedule on the road against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, February 22. The club opens the home portion of the Grapefruit League schedule against the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday, February 23rd at 1:05 p.m.

The schedule is highlighted by a visit from the American League East Division Champion New York Yankees on March 23 and two visits from the National League East Division Champion Washington Nationals on March 10 and March 17. The schedule also features multiple visits from the Atlanta Braves (February 27 and March 26) and Tampa Bay Rays (March 19 and 29) and two additional visits from the Toronto Blue Jays (March 6 and March 15).

Joker Marchant Stadium will host an additional game on Tuesday, March 5 as Detroit Tigers minor league players face the baseball team from Western Michigan University at 1:05 p.m. All tickets will be general admission and priced at $5 per ticket. All proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation of Florida.

Tickets for the 2013 spring exhibition season will be priced at three separate levels, which include Navy, Orange and White levels. Navy level includes games on February 24, March 19, March 23, March 27 and March 29. Orange level includes games on February 27, March 2, March 8, March 10, March 11, March 15, March 17 and March 26. White level includes games on February 23, March 4, March 6, March 13 and March 21.

Full season ticket packages for the 2013 Tigers Spring Training exhibition season are on sale now at the Joker Marchant Stadium ticket office, via phone at (863) 686-8075 or by visiting www.tigers.com.

Fans may also now purchase season ticket plans of five-or-more games by calling (863) 686-8075. Individual game tickets go on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, and can be ordered by visiting the ticket office at Joker Marchant Stadium, calling 866-66-TIGER (8-4437) or visiting www.tigers.com.  For additional ticket information and special group pricing, call the Lakeland office at 863-686-8075.

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