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Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium Welcomes the Detroit Tigers for 2024 Spring Training | City News Blog

LAKELAND, FL (February 9, 2024) | The Detroit Tigers will begin the 2024 Grapefruit League schedule in less than two weeks as the club returns to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL for the 59th consecutive season. The 2024 Spring Training season is Detroit’s 88th consecutive campaign in TigerTown, extending the longest-standing relationship between a Major League Baseball team and a Spring Training host community. 

Single-game tickets for all 2024 Spring Training home games are on sale now via the ticket office at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, by calling 863-686-8075 or online at Tigers.com/Spring

After opening in 1966, Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium received a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2003 and again in 2017, which significantly enhanced the player and fan experience at the ballpark. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium has been voted the best ballpark in the Grapefruit League multiple times and boasts several fan-friendly features, including a 360-degree walkable concourse, an interactive children’s play area, all-inclusive indoor/outdoor seating and more while fans get a glimpse at current and future Tigers stars.

The Tigers will play 32 Grapefruit League games this spring, including 16 home games. The 2024 Spring Training schedule begins on Saturday, Feb. 24 at home against the New York Yankees, and the spring will conclude on Sunday, March 24 with Detroit traveling to face the Tampa Bay Rays.

2024 Spring Training Schedule (All games are at 1:05 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


Saturday, Feb. 24                   vs. New York Yankees      

Sunday, Feb. 25                      at Tampa Bay Rays

Monday, Feb. 26                    vs. Houston Astros

Tuesday, Feb. 27                    Split Squad: vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Tuesday, Feb. 27                     Split Squad: at Baltimore Orioles

Wednesday, Feb. 28               at Pittsburgh Pirates

Thursday, Feb. 29                   at Boston Red Sox    

Friday, March 1                      vs. Philadelphia Phillies      

Saturday, March 2                  vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Sunday, March 3                     at New York Yankees       

Monday, March 4                    vs. Boston Red Sox

Tuesday, March 5                   at Atlanta Braves

Thursday, March 7                Split Squad: vs. Toronto Blue Jays (6:05 p.m.)

Thursday, March 7                  Split Squad: at New York Yankees (6:35 p.m.)

Friday, March 8                        at Baltimore Orioles (6:05 p.m.)

Saturday, March 9                  vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Sunday, March 10                    at New York Mets

Monday, March 11                   at Houston Astros

Tuesday, March 12                 vs. Minnesota Twins

Wednesday, March 13             at Philadelphia Phillies

Thursday, March 14               vs. New York Yankees

Friday, March 15                    Split Squad: vs. Atlanta Braves

Friday, March 15                     Split Squad: at Toronto Blue Jays

Saturday, March 16                 at Pittsburgh Pirates (4:05 p.m.)

Saturday, March 16               vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Spring Breakout*)

Sunday, March 17                 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Tuesday, March 19                vs. Philadelphia Phillies (6:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 20            at Minnesota Twins

Thursday, March 21               vs. New York Mets

Friday, March 22                     at Philadelphia Phillies

Saturday, March 23               Split Squad: vs. New York Yankees

Saturday, March 23                Split Squad at Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday, March 24                   at Tampa Bay Rays

(Home games in bold) (* Spring Breakout game featuring minor league stars)


Payment for parking at Spring Training games will now be cashless for those visiting the park to take in a baseball game.  Attendants will be using ParkHub handheld devices to expedite the parking process.  Parking fees can be paid using a credit card through the point-of-sale system.  Parking fees for 2024 are as follows:

$15    Car/Truck/SUV

$15    Motorcycle

$25    RV

$30    Bus



Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 115 years ago. 

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