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Spring Training Ballpark

Joker Marchant Stadium
Joker Marchant Stadium

2015 marks the Tigers 79th 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 2015 spring season also marks the club's 50th 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.

Ballpark Information
Seating Diagram
Joker Marchant Stadium
  • Driving Directions:
  • Tiger Town
  • 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
  • Lakeland, FL 33805
  • (863) 686-8075
  • 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

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 into the TigerTown complex:

  • From the east off Lakeland Hills Blvd. onto Kaline Drive
  • From the north off Granada Street onto Horton Way
  • From the south off E. Bella Vista Street onto Gilmore Avenue or Lake Drive
Seating Diagram
Parking Rates*
The city of Lakeland charges the following per game rates:
  • Cars: $8.00
  • RV's: $15.00
  • Buses: $20.00
  • Season Parking Pass: $136.00
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
    • The following are the guidelines for the service/comfort animals within the Tigertown facility to include Marchant Stadium. Service/comfort animals are allowed within the confines of Tigertown and Joker Marchant Stadium, to include all Spring Training games, Florida State League games, practices, special events and any other venues.
    • All service/comfort animals must be equipped with a collar and leash at all times. They must wear vests or other identifying markings stating that they are registered service/comfort animals.
    • The owner must possess current credentials certifying that the animal is registered as a service/comfort animal.
    • The Detroit Tigers and City of Lakeland along with all staff members are held harmless in the event of any incident concerning the service/comfort animal. This hold harmless is concerning, but not limited to, bites or injuries caused by the animal on any patron or employee. The owner of said animal is solely responsible for the actions.
  • Cans
  • Coolers
  • Glass Bottles
  • Folding Chairs
  • Large Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
The following items ARE PERMITTED into Joker Marchant Stadium:
  • Patrons are permitted to bring food into the Joker Marchant Stadium for individual consumption. Outside catering or food for consumption by groups larger than a single family is not permitted. All permissible food items must be individual servings, wrapped, bagged or contained within a soft-sided container that shall not exceed 16” x 16” x 8”. Only sealed plastic water bottles no larger than one liter and children’s single serving juice boxes are permitted. Items not allowed are cans, thermoses, ice chests, glass containers or any other non-collapsible container or object deemed hazardous.
  • Baseball gloves
  • Cameras (including video)
  • Small Umbrellas
  • All crochet, embroidery & knitting needles and related items are allowed into Joker Marchant Stadium.
  • The use of electronic (e-cigarettes) or smokeless cigarettes are only allowed within the designated smoking areas of Joker Marchant Stadium.
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
Courtyard by Marriott
3725 Harden Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 802-9000
Residence Inn by Marriott
3701 Harden Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 680-2323

Area Restaurant Information
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
Little Caesars
2936 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 937-9222
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
4510 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 816-9900
3700 Lakeside Village Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 816-9900
Firehouse Subs
4141 US 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-1085
1569 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 688-8844
Terrace Grille
329 East Main St.
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 688-0800
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
3901 US 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 815-8870

Points of Interest
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
Cobb Theatres - Lakeside 18
1650 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 937-0416
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(877) 350-5346
Medieval Times
4510 W. Vine St.
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(866) 543-9637
Old Town
5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 396-4888
Wild Florida
3301 Lake Cypress Rd.
Kenansville, FL 34739
(407) 957-3135