Detroit Tigers Unveil Plans for Home Plate Club and Premium Seating in 2025

The Detroit Tigers have spent two years upgrading the experience at Comerica Park, from the outfield dimensions to the scoreboard, the sound system, and the lights. Their next step is to upgrade seating options with a whole new way for fans to take in games.
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The Detroit Tigers have spent two years upgrading the experience at Comerica Park, from the outfield dimensions to the scoreboard, the sound system, and the lights. Their next step is to upgrade seating options with a whole new way for fans to take in games.

The Tigers and Ilitch Sports + Entertainment on Thursday unveiled plans for a new premium seating area behind the plate, a Home Plate Club area underneath Comerica Park’s stands, and new semi-private Loge Boxes further up the lower bowl between the bases.

The home-plate seats are expected to be ready for the start of the 2025 season, while the Home Plate Club will be available at some point during next season.

The renovations come in response to fan feedback in surveys, and matches similar features in other Major League parks, according to Ilitch Sports + Entertainment President and CEO Ryan Gustafson. Some newer ballparks were built with such areas as part of their design, while some older ballparks are including them in renovations.

For Comerica Park, which opened in 2000, it’s the most significant change to fan seating since the Tigers added the right-field grandstand with the movement of the bullpen to left field 20 years ago.

“The announcement of our Home Plate Club and Loge Boxes showcases our organization’s ongoing commitment to providing a first-class fan and player experience,” Gustafson said in a release. “Our goal is to continue investing and creating a variety of best-in-class experiences for all fans. Adding exclusive, premium seating options is feedback we’ve heard consistently, and we are thrilled to unveil these exciting upgrades during the 2025 season.”

The project will replace about 500 traditional seats behind home plate with more spacious, cushioned seats. They’ll feature direct access to the Home Plate Club, an all-inclusive experience with high-end dining and bar options along with in-seat service, private restrooms, and a private entrance underneath the lower bowl.

The Loge Boxes will group seats together along the lower level, partially enclosed by a privacy wall. They’ll include access to the Home Plate Club.

As part of the project, other parts of the ballpark are set for improvements, such as the visitors weight room and other clubhouse areas, along with the umpire lounge.

The upgrades are the latest stage of a multi-year ballpark renovation aimed at improving the experience for fans and players alike. This season saw Comerica Park unveil a larger video board and sound system, following LED lighting and new outfield fences and dimensions last year.

The Tigers clubhouse has been revamped over the last couple seasons with new lockers, weight and dining rooms, with a goal to optimize player performance, development, and recovery. Beyond Comerica Park, the Tigers have upgraded player development facilities in Lakeland, Fla., and are building a new academy for international prospects in the Dominican Republic.

For more information, visit https://www.mlb.com/tigers.