Last week, Jetting Around featured an image of a carousel located inside Comerica Park, an open-air baseball park downtown Detroit. This week’s photograph shows a view from the stands.
Comerica Park opened in 2000 and replaced the old Tigers Stadium in Corktown, the city’s oldest community. Since I had not visited the previous home of the Tigers, I didn’t have a way of comparing the two ballparks, and I went in without any specific expectations.
What I found was a comfortable structure that felt grand and intimate at the same time. I enjoyed easy access to the club level, where my seats were located, the fun tiger theme throughout, cheerful vendors, and friendly supporters (as a fan of the White Sox, the Tigers’ opponent that night and a long-time rival, I was expecting at least a bit of heckling, but hardly got any). One of my favorite sights at the ballpark, in addition to the Tiger Carousel, was the view of the city’s skyline from the stands.
The buildings appeared to blend in with the ballpark and be a part the outer concourse. The impression was only made stronger by the low-hanging gray clouds, covering upper floors of the taller towers. I got cold and wet on the rainy night and my team ended up losing the game, but sitting there and looking at Detroit’s attractive downtown, I didn’t feel as frustrated and disappointed as could have been expected. Instead, I simply enjoyed the beauty of the surroundings and kept on praising the vision of the designers and urban planners involved in building Comerica Park, now one of my favorite MLB stadiums.
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