Detroit Tigers Spring Training Park Named Best In Grapefruit League
They may not be the best team in baseball but the Detroit Tigers have the best ballpark in the Grapefruit League.
According to the Tigers, Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida has been named best ballpark in the Grapefruit League for 2019.
The Grapefruit League is all the major league teams based in Florida for Spring Training. The ballpark was selected in a fan bracketed vote on Ballpark Digest dot com.
The park in Lakeland beat out Spectrum Field in Clearwater, which is the Spring Training home of the Phillies.
The Tigers have been based in Lakeland since 1934. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium opened back in 1966 and was renovated recently in 2017.
The ballpark in Lakeland is also the regular home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers. They are the high Class A affiliate of the Tigers. Ballpark Digest readers also named the park in 2017 as the best High A ballpark.
The previous winner was the Pittsburgh Pirates spring home, LEMCO Park in Bradenton, Florida.