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Flying Tigers to Host Independence Day Celebration on June 26

Baseball and Patriotic Fireworks Show Highlight Festivities
June 8, 2021

Lakeland, FL – The Lakeland Flying Tigers annual Independence Day Celebration is back for 2021 but with a unique twist. With no home game scheduled on July 4th, the team will hold its patriotic celebration on Saturday, June 26 when the Flying Tigers battle the Tampa Tarpons (Yankees). First pitch

Capacity Increasing to 100% Starting June 8

June 7, 2021

Following approval from the City of Lakeland, Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium is set to increase capacity near 100% beginning Tuesday, June 8. Along with the increase in capacity, the Flying Tigers have adjusted the mask and bag policies. In accordance with new guidelines from the CDC and Major

Congratulations to the Polk County Public Schools Class of 2020!

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium hosted the 2020 Polk County Public Schools Graduations
July 6, 2020

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, graduating seniors across the country were missing out on one of the most important celebrations in their lives. Graduation ceremonies across the country were becoming drive-by’s, going virtual or being cancelled all together. The Polk County Public School Board came to the City

FSL announces Covid-19 relief efforts in all cities

June 9, 2020

Today the Florida State League announced that all its member teams will be participating in a League wide effort to support Covid-19 relief. The 12 teams have partnered with LiveSource to set up an auction site that will make bidding for auction items a simple and efficient process. The collectible

10 Reasons why Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium is the Best of the Ballparks

April 22, 2020

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium was again voted the best ballpark in the Grapefruit League in Baseball Digest's annual Best of the Ballparks fan vote. Home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Detroit Tigers spring training, Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium is no stranger to winning awards

Support Our Local Restaurant Sponsors

Restaurants are open for take out, pick up or delivery
April 3, 2020

During these difficult times, many of our local restaurants continue to serve much needed meals. Many of these restaurants are partners with the Lakeland Flying Tigers, and with your support, we can help these businesses continue to support their employees and serve our community.

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium Named Best Ballpark in Grapefruit League for Second Year in a Row

March 25, 2020

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, spring training home of the Detroit Tigers, today was named the best Grapefruit League ballpark of 2020 in the annual Ballpark Digest Best of the Ballparks vote. Fans selected Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium over LECOM Park, spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates,

Flying Tigers Season Delayed

March 24, 2020

Due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic, MiLB has announced that the start of the minor league baseball season will be delayed

July 22 Flying Tigers vs Fire Frogs Game Postponed

July 22, 2019

Lakeland, FL - Today's scheduled Florida State League game against the Florida Fire Frogs at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23, at 5:00 p.m. Gates will open at

Friday, July 19 Flying Tigers vs. Tortugas Game Suspended

July 20, 2019

Lakeland, FL - Friday's scheduled Florida State League game against the Daytona Tortugas at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium has been suspended due to inclement weather. The game is currently tied 1-1 with the Flying Tigers batting in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

July 6 Flying Tigers vs Blue Jays Game Postponed

July 6, 2019

Lakeland, FL - Today's scheduled Florida State League game against the Dunedin Blue Jays at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, Sunday, July 7, at 11:30 a.m. Gates will open at

2019 Flying Tigers First Half Recap

July 2, 2019

The first half of the 2019 season has been one that the Lakeland Flying Tigers would like to forget. They started off the year with a 9-14 record through April, and barely improved in May, managing a 12-18 for the month. June has proven to be the best month so

Policelli To Compete in FSL Home Run Derby

June 18, 2019

Brady Policelli will be pulling double duty during All-Star Weekend. The Flying Tigers outfielder/catcher will be representing Lakeland in the 2019 FSL Home Run Derby.

June 13 Flying Tigers vs Tortugas Game Cancelled

June 13, 2019

Lakeland, FL - Today's scheduled Florida State League game against the Daytona Tortugas at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up as the two teams do not play against each other the remainder of the first half.

Saturday, June 8 Flying Tigers vs. Mets Game Suspended

June 9, 2019

Lakeland, FL - Saturday's scheduled Florida State League game against the St. Lucie Mets at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium has been suspended due to inclement weather. The game is currently in the top of the 3rd inning with the Mets batting and two outs. The Flying Tigers lead

Three Flying Tigers Selected to FSL All-Star Team

June 4, 2019

The 2019 season has been a rough one so far for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. 55 games in, and they currently sit at 23-32. Although the team may not have been able to secure a playoff spot in the first half, there is still plenty of season left to play.

Flying Tigers and SEU Award Full Master's Scholarship

May 18, 2019

Lakeland, FL - The Flying Tigers held Teacher's Appreciation Night on Friday, May 17th. It was not your average Teacher's Appreciation Night. One teacher walked away with a Master's Degree from Southeastern University. Southeastern University offers a Master's in Education in 6 concentrations. Southeastern graduates have included Teachers of the

Lakeland Flying Tigers to host Armed Forces Night presented by Wawa

The Flying Tigers To Honor Retired and Active Veterans
May 6, 2019

The Lakeland Flying Tigers have a special evening planned for May 18, 6:00 PM.Join the Lakeland Flying Tigers for an evening at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium to celebrate our men and women who serve our country in all branches of the military. The local JROTC will be providing

Lakeland Flying Tigers To Host Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend

Join the Flying Tigers on May 31st and June 1st for Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend
May 6, 2019

The Flying Tigers will be hosting a Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend on May 31st and June 1st. The weekend will kick off with the Sheriff Grady Judd Bobblhead giveaway. The first 1,200 paid adult fans (13+) will recieve a voucher for a Sheriff Grady Judd bobblehead courtesy of 97.5 WPCV

Celebrate the Anniversary of 1984 World Series with HOF Alan Trammell

The Flying Tigers will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship with Alan Trammell
May 6, 2019

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1984 Detroit Tigers World Series Championship Team. On Sunday, June 2nd from 5pm-7:30pm join Legendary Detroit Tiger and current Special Assistant to the Executive VP of Baseball Ops, General Manager, and newly elected member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Alan Trammell,

Southeastern University to Award a Teacher With a Masters Degree

Lakeland Flying Tigers will host Teacher's Appreciation Night
May 6, 2019

On May 17th the Flying Tigers will be hosting Teacher's Appreciation Night. This is no ordinary night. One lucky teacher will be walking away with a Masters degree. 

Flying Tigers Announce Opening Day Roster

March 28, 2019

Lakeland, FL - The Lakeland Flying Tigers have announced their tentative 2019 Opening Day roster. It will feature nine top 10 draft picks and 16 players who appeared in games for the Flying Tigers in 2018. The roster includes 13 pitchers, 3 catchers, 5 infielders, 4 outfielders and 2 players

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium Named Best Ballpark in Grapefruit League

March 19, 2019

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, spring training home of the Detroit Tigers, today was named the best Grapefruit League ballpark of 2019 in the annual Ballpark Digest Best of the Ballparks vote. Fans selected Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium over Spectrum Field, spring home of the Philadelphia Phillies,

No. 4 Louisville and No. 20 UConn to Open Season at Publix Field Feb. 15-17

February 1, 2019

Lakeland, FL - The fourth-ranked University of Louisville baseball team will open its 2019 season Feb. 15-17 with a three-game series against No. 20 Connecticut. The series will be played at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers and Florida State League home