I need this in my backyard : There was a great looking baseball fountain near the food court area. This would look great in my backyard!
The Big Cat Court: The Big Cat Court is a food court located on the field level. It was a nice idea, but it is just overdone. There are just too many things crammed into this area (ferris wheel, carousel, picnic tables, fountain, etc.). There is some good food located in the food court such as a Mexican stand which had some nice looking taco salads. Another stand called "Side Kicks" served chicken fingers and corn dogs. There was also a stand selling Chicago style hot dogs, an Asian stand which had stir fry and egg rolls, and a frozen daiquiris out of machines that resembled Slurpee machines. These frozen daiquiris were a big hit because they were served in a yard style cup with a Tigers logo.
Pizza, Pizza!: There are Little Caesar's pizza stands everywhere you turn. The stand served about the smallest piece of pizza I have ever seen in a box that gave the buyer the impression that they were getting something the size of a personal pizza. Surprise...when you open it up, there is a tiny little slice inside. Enjoy! In general, concession items seemed to be about 25 cents cheaper than at US Cellular Field.
Seating Bowl and Field: The seating bowl consists of dark green seats. The area around home plate is shaped like a home plate rather than a circle and there is a path to the mound.
Cramped: One of my major complaints with Comerica Park is that it just feels cramped in the concourse areas. I think this is caused by the large number of free standing concession stands that line the concourse areas.
Fountains: There are fountains in the batter's eye section of the park that go off before the game and in between innings throughout the game. In 2009, General Motors dropped its sponsorship due to financial troubles, but the Tigers elected to keep the name atop the fountains. They also added a Chrysler and Ford logo and the statement: "The Detroit Tigers Support Our Automakers".
Retired Numbers and Statues: Retired numbers are displayed on the brick wall in left field. Statues of former players are in the outfield concourse area.
Retired Numbers on Brick Wall
Back of the Statues
Ty Cobb Statue
Scoreboard: The scoreboard features two tigers on top of it. The video board section is small compared to other newer parks.
Where's the growl? : I was disappointed when I left the park because I never heard a Tiger growl as a sound effect and thought that would have been a key component of the sound effects played during a game. I looked this up on the internet and found out that a tiger growls after the Tigers score a run. I went to a game where the Tigers lost 10-0, so that explains why I never heard it.