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Spring Training Ballpark

Joker Marchant Stadium
Joker Marchant Stadium

2014 marked the Tigers 78th season in Lakeland, extending the longest-lasting relationship between a major league baseball team and a current Spring Training host city. The Detroit Tigers began coming to Lakeland for Spring Training in 1934 and have been coming back each year ever since.

The 2014 spring season also marked the club's 49th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium in Tiger Town. Tiger Town is the Spring Training headquarters for the Detroit Tigers and the regular season home of its minor league farm team in the Class A Florida State League, the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Tiger Town is owned and operated by the City of Lakeland. The City of Lakeland's Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining the facilities.

Named in honor of the late Joker Marchant, Lakeland's former parks and recreation director, Joker Marchant Stadium was used by the Detroit Tigers for Spring Training for the first time in 1966 at which time it contained seating for 4,900 spectators. Expansion projects undertaken in the early 1970's and the addition of new grandstands in 1988 and further enhancements in 2003 brought the stadium capacity to its current capacity of 8,000 seats. This does not include an estimated 1,000 lawn seats out on the berm.

View the complete schedule of games at Joker Marchant Stadium »

Ballpark Information
Seating Diagram
Joker Marchant Stadium
  • Driving Directions:
  • Tiger Town
  • 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
  • Lakeland, FL 33805
  • (866) 668-4437
  • Handicap Needs: (863) 413-4140
  • Mailing Address:
  • Detroit Tigers
  • 2125 N. Lake Ave.
  • Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Administration Office: (863) 686-8075
  • Order Tickets: (866) 668-4437
  • Handicap Needs: (863) 413-4140
  • Built: 1966
  • Capacity: 9,000
  • Dimensions: Left Field - 340 feet
          Center Field - 420 feet
          Right Field - 340 feet
Parking Information
Parking

In an effort to speed up the parking process the city of Lakeland and Detroit Tigers are offering the opportunity to purchase parking passes in advance.

There are four entrances. First from the east off of Lakeland Hill Blvd. is Kaline Drive. Second from the north off of Grenada Street is Horton Way. And the third and fourth entrances are from the south off E. Bella Vista St. and are Gilmore Ave and Lake Drive respectively.

Seating Diagram
Parking Rates*
The city of Lakeland charges the following per game rates:
  • Cars: $7.00
  • RV's:10.00
  • Buses: $15.00
  • Season Parking Pass: $119.00
Handicap Parking

Handicap parking is available on the first base side of Joker Marchant Stadium. No special parking pass is required. Fans must have a valid handicap license tag or sticker.

Driving Directions

Tiger Town
2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

From Orlando
Take I-4 West towards Tampa to the CR-582 exit, EXIT 33. Turn left onto CR-582 S/N. Socrum Loop Road. Go under the overpass and veer to the right, turning onto SR-33, also known as Lakeland Hills Blvd. Joker Marchant Stadium is located approximately 2 miles on the left hand side of the street.

From Tampa
Take I-4 East towards Orlando to the US-98 S exit, EXIT 32. Turn right onto US 98 S/South Florida Avenue. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Griffin Road. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Lakeland Hills Blvd. Joker Marchant Stadium is located approximately ½ mile on the left hand side of the street.

From the South (Bartow/Mulberry)
From Bartow
Take S. Broadway Ave./US-98 N. approximately 12 miles to Massachusetts Avenue. Turn right on to Massachusetts Avenue/Lakeland Hills Blvd. Joker Marchant Stadium is located approximately 1 ½ miles on the right hand side.

From Mulberry
Take SR-37 N./N. Church Avenue (will turn into S. Florida Avenue) approximately 13 miles. Turn right onto Memorial Blvd. (Stop completely behind the white line at the red light to avoid receiving a traffic citation). Turn left at the first traffic light onto Lakeland Hills Blvd. Joker Marchant Stadium is located approximately 1 mile on the right hand side of the street.

From the East (Winter Haven)
Take 6th Street north to SR-544 West. Make a left onto SR-544 West. Follow SR-544 West 3 miles and make a slight left turn onto US-92 W. Take US-92 approximately 11 miles to Lakeland Hills Blvd. Turn right onto Lakeland Hills Blvd. Joker Marchant Stadium is located approximately 1 mile on the right hand side of the street.

Stadium Policies

The Detroit Tigers and the city of Lakeland are committed to providing a safe and fun ballpark experience. If the following items are discovered at our gates, our security staff with hold them until you exit the park or will ask you to return these items to your vehicle or discard them:

  • Animals, EXCEPT service animals
  • Cans
  • Coolers
  • Glass Bottles
  • Folding Chairs
  • Food & Beverage of any kind, EXCEPT those needed for newborns or medical purposes
  • Large Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
The following items ARE PERMITTED into Joker Marchant Stadium:
  • Baseball gloves
  • Cameras (including video)
  • Small Umbrellas
Area Hotel Information
Imperial Swan Hotel & Suites
4141 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 647-3000
Terrace Hotel
329 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 688-0800
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
3260 US Highway 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 688-8080
Hampton Inn & Suites
3630 Lakeside Village Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 603-7600
Hilton Garden Inn
3839 Emerson Drive
Lakeland, FL 33811
(863) 647-0066
Crestwood Suites Lakeland
4360 Lakeland Park Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 904-2050

Area Restaurant Information
Buffalo Wild Wings
3750 US Highway 98
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 853-7722
Dairy Queen
5100 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 815-1615
Hooters (North Lakeland)
3400 Us Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-7772
Lucky's Sports & Oyster Bar
4318 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 858-3878
La Porta Rosa
1833 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 688-9616
Patio850
850 South Tennessee Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 940-2030
T.G.I. Friday's
4204 US Highway 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-9930
Texas Roadhouse
3621 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 603-7427
Little Caesars
2936 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 937-9222
The Gym
118 S Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, 33801
(863) 687-6138
Hooters (South Lakeland)
3437 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 644-8461
Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille
101 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 686-2228
Little Caesars
7072 State Road 37 N
Mulberry, FL 33860
(863) 647-2556
Texas Cattle Company
735 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 686-1434
Zaxby's
4510 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 816-9900

Points of Interest
Gatorland
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 855-5496
Lakeland Square Mall
3800 US Highway 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-5414
Southern Homes
1925 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 100
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 648-HOME