COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Baseball season in Michigan kicks off Monday and the West Michigan Whitecaps are celebrating the return of America's Pastime with a party to watch the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers and a ticket special for the Whitecaps home opener!
For the ninth straight season the Whitecaps and 97 LAV are opening the Pepsi Stadium Club at Fifth Third Ballpark to watch the Detroit Tigers start their season against the Kansas City Royals. Game time is 1:08 p.m. and the doors to the Pepsi Stadium Club open at noon.
This is a free event with food and beverage available for purchase. WLAV morning show host Tony Gates will be on hand to emcee. There will be prizes given away throughout the game including tickets to future Tigers games this season.
The Whitecaps open the 2014 campaign, in the newly rebuilt Fifth Third Ballpark, on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:35 p.m. against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a retrospective Fifth Third Ballpark lithograph, courtesy of Fifth Third Bank, and there will be a dazzling Family Fare Fireworks show following the game.
The Whitecaps have a special offer for fans on Monday. Anyone that purchases an Opening Day ticket will receive a free ticket to any another Whitecaps game before May 15. Fans wishing to take advantage of this deal can call the box office at 616.784.4131 or stop by the Outfield Box Office in the parking lot on the North side of Fifth Third Ballpark to pick them up in person. Box office hours on Monday will be from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for all 2014 games can be purchased by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131, by visiting www.whitecapsbaseball.com, or in person at the temporary administrative offices located two miles from the ballpark at 5716 West River Drive NE in Belmont, at the White Pine Trail overpass. The ticket office at this location is open from 10 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that due to construction, Fifth Third Ballpark is not open to the public at this time.