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MLB Ballpark Rankings: Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park|Capacity: 40,950|Opened: 2000
OVERALL RANK
4
Comerica Park
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Category Rank (1-30)
11
Affordability
How would you rate the affordability of a trip to your hometown ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.7% 6.3% 47.6% 29.8% 15.6%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 MLB Rank MLB Average Ticket
$25.28 5.5% 16th $25.43
Category Rank (1-30)
12
Food
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.7% 5% 41% 40.1% 13.2%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.2% 12.3% 57.5% 17.7% 4.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "I eat the barbecue from the Cheli's Chili in the parking lot outside the ballpark. It's great because it has a tailgate feel to the entire scene."
  • "Little Ceasar's pizza. You've gotta support the Illitch family."
  • "I love the Nachos they are so huge and taste very good. Get in my belly!"
  • "Kielbasa. It is cooked on grill and tastes like it would at home. Burnt just right and full of flavor."
  • "Montgomery Inn ribs because I grew up in Ohio and attended college near Cincinnati, so, in addition to being the best ribs ever, they brings back great memories."
Category Rank (1-30)
1
Team Quality
How would you rate the quality of the product currently being put on the field by the hometown team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.2% 0% 2.4% 8.4% 89%
Which player on your team is the most worth paying to watch?
Curtis Granderson Justin Verlander Magglio Ordonez Miguel Cabrera Placido Polanco
30.7% 26.5% 20% 9.4% 4.8%
AP
Category Rank (1-30)
12
History & Tradition
How would you rate the sense of tradition and history at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3% 14.2% 27.5% 29.8% 25.5%
Category Rank (1-30)
4
Ballpark Atmosphere
How would you rate the atmosphere at the game?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.6% 0.8% 5.3% 36.8% 56.7%
How would you rate the level of personal comfort when you are sitting in your seat?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1.1% 1.5% 19.4% 44.1% 33.9%
Category Rank (1-30)
6
Fan Intelligence
How would you rate the "baseball intelligence" of the home fans?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.6% 1.5% 14.7% 48.7% 34.5%
Category Rank (1-30)
17
Fan Hospitality
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1.5% 5.8% 41.2% 35.2% 16.2%
What is the worst incident you've witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself?
  • "Red Sox and Yankees fans being obnoxious and thinking they own the place. They bring out the worst in the hometown, Tiger-crazed fans."
  • "Someone spilled their beer on purpose."
  • "A Yankees fan was waiting in line to use the bathroom and this Tigers fan let other Tigers fans cut in front of him."
  • "Now that we are doing so well, there are a lot of people at the ballpark that don't really understand baseball and are too aggressive and loud and don't appreciate the fine qualities of baseball."
  • "I've heard chants, taunts and verbal abuse, but it's clean and all in good fun."
Category Rank (1-30)
11
Promotions
How would you rate the quality of the promotions/giveaways offered by the home team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.8% 6.9% 43.8% 31.7% 16.8%
What is the best promotion/giveaway your team has offered? What is the worst? What is a promotion you'd like to see?
  • "The best promo was definitely the Justin Verlander no-hitter DVD."
  • "My favorite was Magglio Hat/Hair day, I think that day was a blast. You have people of all ages walking around with a Tigers cap and curls hanging out the back of them. "
  • "The 1968 replica jerseys given away this year should be amazing. The worst was an old floppy orange hat at Tiger Stadium"
  • "I don't really care about promotions since they usually only apply to the first 10,000 people and when you're going to a game with 40,000 fans you've got to get there pretty early to get the promo. I'm not going to sit around for four or five hours before the first pitch just to get a bobblehead, especially when it's a 2 1/2 hour drive to the ball park in the first place. "
Category Rank (1-30)
21
Getting To The Game
How would you rate the traffic to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
4.4% 10.1% 49.3% 27% 9.1%
How would you rate the parking availability/cost at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.5% 17.1% 45.4% 19.8% 9.2%
How would you rate the public transportation options to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
32.9% 25.9% 23.2% 10.6% 7.4%
Category Rank (1-30)
12
Neighborhood
How would you rate the dining and drinking options within walking distance of the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.6% 11.5% 22.2% 33.5% 29.1%

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