P.O. Box 90187
Lakeland, FL 33804
1966; renovated in 2003
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
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 along the left field
foul line in 1988 brought the stadium capacity to its current
capacity of 7,100 seats.
The Detroit Tigers began coming to Lakeland for Spring Training
in 1934 and have been coming back each year ever since. The 70
year relationship between the Detroit Tigers and the City of
Lakeland is the longest lasting relationship between a Major
League baseball team and a Spring Training host city.