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Comerica Extends Ballpark Naming Rights Deal

Dallas (TX)-based Comerica Bank said Friday it will exercise an option to extend its Comerica Park naming rights deal an additional five years, taking it through 2034.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Comerica Park’s Centerfield Fountain

Sports IllustratedDetroit Tigers LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Comerica Park’s centerfield fountain.  Read more and view photos here.

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50/50 Burger Battle

Detroit Tigers LogoJust days after concessionaire Delaware North introduced the new 50/50 Burger (1/2 ground beef, 1/2 ground bacon) at Comerica Park just in time for the Detroit Tigers’ playoff run, Slater’s, a California restaurant mini-chain, cried foul.  Slater’s says the company has trademarked “50/50 Burger.”  Delaware North says they plan to change the name but will keep selling the burger.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Comerica Park (Detroit, MI) & Comparing the World Series Stadiums

Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.  Read more and view photos here.  Meanwhile, as the World Series heats up, our friend Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has done a side-by-side comparison here of Comerica Park and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

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Authority to Refinance Debt on Tigers’ Stadium

The Detroit-Wayne County Stadium Authority is refinancing $61.2 million in public debt still owed on Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.  The authority borrowed about $80 million in 30-year tax exempt bonds back in 1997 at a rate 5.75 percent.  The new rate should be around 3 percent.  The Tigers still owe their portion of the debt on the stadium.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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New Video Scoreboard Under Construction at Comerica Park

A new $10.5 million high-definition video scoreboard is currently under construction at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, which will be 6,000 square feet of high-tech massiveness, compared to its 1,008 square feet predecessor.  It will be the 4th largest in MLB.  Read more and view rendering here.

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