How to Get to a Tigers Game Without Driving

How to Get to a Tigers Game Without Driving

by / Wednesday, 05 March 2014 / Published in Tips

March has arrived, which can only mean one thing: Opening Day is nearly upon us! For the millions of baseball fans in Detroit, nothing tops watching our beloved Tigers take the field for the first time of the new season.

If you’re going to be celebrating 2014 Opening Day  at Comerica Park, it’s important to plan the logistics of your adventure in advance. Namely, figuring out how you’re going to get to and from the ballpark. This is especially true if you plan to kick back a few drinks, as many fans like to do on this de facto holiday.

Everyone knows the dangers of driving intoxicated, not to mention the immense legal risks. If you’re even thinking about driving under the influence, think again. The city will be teeming with police officers who are chomping at the bit to bust impaired motorists.

Here are 5 ways to enjoy Opening Day (on March 31) without worrying about driving.

Bus It

For just $3 round trip, you can take a SMART or DDOT bus to Comerica Park.

To see if there is a bus near you, visit and type in your starting location, destination (Comerica Park), and the time you want to arrive. The system will generate multiple commuter options. More information available here.

Shuttle Service

There are several restaurants – both in Detroit and Metro Detroit – that will take you to Comerica Park as a reward for patronizing their business. 24 Seconds Bar & Grill in Berkley organizes a party bus to Tigers games. Detroit restaurants with shuttle service include Z’s Villa and Hard Rock Café.

Taxi Cab

Grab a few friends and split a taxi to Comerica Park. As long as you’re not traveling too far, the fare shouldn’t be too exorbitant if split between 3 or 4 people. While this might not be the cheapest solution, it’s easy and convenient.

Designated Driver

If you’re going to a game with a group, just assign a designated driver. Or better yet, you volunteer to be the driver. While you might not be able to “live it up” this Opening Day, chances are you can negotiate a deal with your friends to ensure you don’t have to be the D.D. again until at least the All-Star Break.

Park at Casino

Motor City, MGM and Greektown usually offer free parking at their casinos. Instead of paying for pricy parking at the ballpark, park at one of the casinos and leave your car there until you’re sober. Or better yet, stay the night in one of these swanky hotels and enjoy a full day of fun in the Motor City. You don’t have to gamble!

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