The Detroit Tigers travel back in time to celebrate the 1980s on Monday, May 4 as they take on the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m., the first game of a two-game series.
Sponsored by Belle Tire, ‘80s Night will feature awesome live music, giveaways, a rad car display and costumed characters pulled directly out of the ‘80s to entertain fans.
The first 7,500 fans will receive a Jack Morris Replica Jersey T-Shirt, courtesy of Belle Tire, in honor of Morris’ 1984 no-hitter. Other giveaways during the game include Cabbage Patch Dolls, autographed Def Leppard CDs, and concert tickets for upcoming Leonard Cohen and Pat Benatar concerts.
The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with “The Delivery,” an ‘80s cover band provided by 89X Radio, performing fan favorites behind section 121 near the Big Cat Court until 6:45 p.m. Cal Cagno of 89X will sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.
From 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Witherell St., fans can check out eight DeLorean vehicles, courtesy of DeLorean Motor City, and a Ferrari 208 GTS and a Testarossa, courtesy of the Ferrari Owners Club. The DeLorean vehicle is most known for its role in the “Back to the Future” trilogy while the Ferrari 208 GTS and Testarossa are modeled after vehicles from the Magnum P.I. and Miami Vice television shows, respectively.
Cowabunga, dude! Fans can interact, take pictures and play video games with two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Van, the original van from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. These fighting reptiles from the 80s will be at Columbia Plaza from 5:30 p.m. until the bottom of the fifth inning.
If you were a fan of creatures from another galaxy – rather than mutant turtles – you won’t be disappointed as 30 various Star Wars characters will be walking throughout the concourse from 5:30-8:00 p.m. and available for pictures.
For more information, visit http://www.tigers.com/.
Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at http://www.tigers.com/, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.
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