The 2015 season gets underway today and the Detroit Tigers are asking all fans attending Monday’s home opener, and for all games at Comerica Park in 2015, to be aware of the following construction and potential traffic concerns.

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· We encourage all guests to plan ahead, arrive early especially on Opening Day, and to enter Comerica Park early.  Fans should anticipate traffic delays. We also recommend that guests utilize the various shuttles that many local bars, restaurants, and casinos offer.

· We anticipate parking to be at a premium and most lots surrounding Comerica Park to fill early.

· Many spaces will be reserved for guests with season parking passes and guests with disabilities.

· The gravel surface parking lots north of the I-75 Service Drive and west of Woodward Avenue will no longer be available due to site preparation for the new Detroit Events Center, future home of the Detroit Red Wings.


· Madison Avenue will have lane closures going both east and west from St. Antoine to Beaubien.

· The Detroit Police Department has designated that both north and southbound curb lanes of John R. and Brush St. as “no parking.” Any vehicles parked in these areas could be ticketed and towed.

· As part of the M-1 Rail project, Woodward Avenue will be restricted to one lane north, one lane south, and a turn lane from Adams to Grand Blvd.

· Additionally, due to the M-1 Rail project, the I-75 (Fisher) Service Drive, both east and west sides, will be closed to vehicle traffic from Park Ave. to Woodward Ave. This closure will include the I-75 northbound on-ramp at Clifford. Signage and cones will indicate closed areas and proper detours.

To navigate the Fisher Service Drive closure:
Eastbound Fisher approaching Woodward (to access lots east of Woodward including Tiger Garage, Lot 3, 4 and 5):
        Take Fisher Service Drive to Park Ave. Turn Right
Turn Left onto Montcalm
Turn Left onto Woodward Ave.
Turn Right onto eastbound Fisher Service Drive

Guests can access Lots 1 and 2 using the following:
Take Fisher Service Drive to Park Ave. Turn Right
Turn Left onto Montcalm
Cross Woodward and continue straight to Lots 1 and 2
Fans on Woodward will be able to turn left/right onto Montcalm or Elizabeth

Leaving the Ballpark:
I-75 North Ramp entrance ramp at Clifford will be closed

Detour to I-75 North (for those parked in lots west of Woodward):
Guests will be directed north on Clifford and Cass
Take Cass to Martin Luther King (turns into Mack east of Woodward). Turn Right
Turn left onto I-75 North

Vehicles on Woodward will be able to turn left/right on to the Eastbound Service Drive as
traffic warrants and space permits.

Leaving Comerica Park:
We encourage those fans parked east of Woodward to take John R. and Brush St. north to Mack Avenue. Turn right to access I-75 North and South and connect to all other major freeways from there.

The Madison Avenue ramp will also be open for those fans parked south of Comerica Park.

Fans parked west of Woodward Avenue are encouraged to take the following:
Cass and Clifford north to Mack Avenue or Warren Avenue.
Turn right to get to I-75 North and South to reach all major freeways.
Take Grand River North to the Lodge Freeway (M-10) to reach I-94 and I-75
Take the I-75 Service Drive West to access I-75 South, I-96 and I-94
We recommend that fans avoidWoodward Avenue as much as possible due to lane restrictions from M-1 rail.