Florida and Spring Training. They’re synonymous. But when the Detroit Tigers MLB baseball club leaves for the regular season, the Lakeland Flying Tigers keep the baseball activity at Joker Marchant Stadium alive.
The Lakeland Flying Tigers are a minor league baseball team located here in in Lakeland, Florida. The Flying Tigers are part of the Florida State League and have enjoyed a relationship with the Detroit Tigers as their High-A affiliate since 1967.
This is a big deal, since theirs is one of the longest unbroken Major League Baseball affiliate relationships still in existence. The Flying Tigers play in the Florida State League – a Class A-Advanced Minor League Baseball league operating in connection with Minor League Baseball but as a independant entity all the same.
High Level Competition at Affordable Prices
What I like most about watching the Flying Tigers is that we get to see some really amazing baseball at prices that just can’t be beat. The level of play among teams in the Florida State League is very high, yet you can still find very affordable tickets to Flying Tigers games any time you want them.
Minor League Baseball here in Lakeland is a real pleasure to watch. Since the Flying Tigers have a solid relationship with the Detroit Tigers – their Major League counterpart – their player are always competing at the top of their game in hopes of making it to the “Big Show.”
Money for Tickets and Snacks, Too
Minor league baseball games are truly family affairs. They provide affordable, entertaining alternatives to heading out to Major League games – which tend to put a real dent in the family wallet.
Lakeland Flying Tigers games run about $6.00 for box seats and $5.00 for reserved. At those prices, you get to see top notch baseball and still have money left over for a few dogs, some sodas, and maybe even some nachos!
Kids are Top Fans with the Lakeland Flying Tigers
Lakeland’s Flying Tigers do a great job reaching out to and interacting with area kids. Each year, kids ages 5 to 13 can take part in the Tiger Den Kids Club. For just $10.00, Tiger Den Club members get a t-shirt, a membership card, and free admission to all Saturday night home games.
As an extra kid’s benefit, Den members get a free hot dog and drink during games and are invited to an end of the season autograph party, where they can get signatures from the team!
Any way you slice it, the Lakeland Flying Tigers baseball team provides yet another super opportunity for you to enjoy your little piece of Lakeland real estate! Now.. play ball!
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