Comerica Park

Founded in 1894, the Tigers had played at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood since 1896, when Bennett Park opened. In 1911, new Tigers owner Frank Navin ordered the construction of a new ballpark to be built on the same site. Opening in 1912, the ballpark, which eventually became known as Tiger Stadium, served as the Tigers' home for the next 88 seasons. By the mid-1990s, it had become apparent that the much-beloved ballpark had become obsolete and could not be renovated any further. Comerica Park sits on the original site of the Detroit College of Law.Groundbreaking for the new stadium was held on October 29, 1997.At the time of construction, the scoreboard in left field was the largest in Major League Baseball.It was part of a downtown revitalization plan for the city of Detroit, which included the construction of Ford Field, adjacent to the ballpark.The first game was held on April 11, 2000, against the Seattle Mariners.