Save the Date: The 2017 Game
June 28, 2017 vs. the Kansas City Royals
Western Michigan University is excited to announce a partnership with the Detroit Tigers to hold the second annual WMU Night at Comerica Park on June 28, 2017 (Western Wednesday).
The Detroit Tigers will take on the Kansas City Royals in an evening home game, with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. ET. All WMU fans are encouraged to attend to show a strong Bronco presence and are encouraged to wear Bronco gear. All Broncos: prospective or current students and their families, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, and fans are invited to take part in this special game. Let’s pack the stadium!
Game Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Comerica Park-Home of the Detroit Tigers
2100 Woodward Ave,
Individual game tickets are sold in the following sections through the Detroit Tigers ticket portal*:
*The tickets sold at these rates through the WMU Night ticket portal include a commemorative hat voucher and a $5 donation to the WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship. These rates do not include the pregame tailgate.
- Lower Baseline Box (Sections 112-114 & 141-143) $50 per package
- Upper Box Infield (Sections 321-337, rows 1-10) $40 per package
- Upper Reserve Infield (Sections 321-337, rows 11-20) $35 per package
- Mezzanine (Sections 210-218) $30 per package
Ticket and Party Plaza Pregame Tailgate Package (include Reserve Infield Ticket)-$59 per package. Full details on the Ticket and Tailgate Packages are outlined below.
For groups of 15 or more, please contact Carolyn Shanks directly at (313) 471-2245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to avoid multiple online ticket processing fees.
Pre-Game Stampede Tailgate Packages
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., MyWMU will be hosting a special pre-game stampede in the three exclusive Party Plazas at Comerica Park. Party Plazas are located above the Big Cat Court, behind section 321. Party Plazas include Upper Box Infield seats and a picnic style buffet. Food service starts one and half hours before the regularly scheduled game time. Food service stops at regularly scheduled game time.
Pre-Game Stampede Packages must be purchased through this (MyWMU.com/tigers) landing page. The cost is $59/person. All other individual game tickets will be purchased through an additional link on this page. Guests are asked to purchase Party Plaza packages by June 2 to ensure adequate space for all interested. The pre-game stampede is limited to 600 guests.
Picnic Buffet menu: hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, water & Pepsi products. Food is served rain or shine.
For those who purchase the Ticket and Tailgate Package: Your pre-game stampede tailgate ticket, game ticket, and hat voucher will be at Will Call on game day. Please pick them up at Will Call upon arrival on game day. Will Call windows are located on Witherell Street. The Witherell Box Office opens as 10 a.m. and remains open at least 30 minutes after the completion of that day's game. Pre-game tailgate ticket packages purchased online will be released only to the person whose name is listed on the Will Call envelope. Identification (picture ID) will be required before tickets are released, as well as purchasing credit card number and confirmation number if applicable.
Charter Bus Seats to the Game
Sit back and relax! Avoid the stress of traffic and the high price of gas and event parking. To provide an additional and convenient transportation option for alumni and friends, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations will charter four 56-passenger buses to shuttle fans to and from Comerica Park in Detroit. A fifth bus may be added, depending on the initial demand. The buses will depart from Lot 1 on WMU’s campus, located off Oakland Drive (across from Little Theater). Guests will be able to leave their vehicles in Lot 1 without a permit or pass during the duration of the trip. Buses will depart on June 28 at 2 p.m sharp. Guests are encouraged to arrive 15-20 prior to departure. The buses will arrive at Comerica Park just prior to the pre-game tailgate and enable guests time to grab dinner before the game.
The first 3,000 fans who purchase tickets through our special WMU ticket page will also receive a special voucher for a limited edition Detroit Tigers baseball cap in WMU’s school colors. Hats sold out last year and supplies will remain limited this year. Fans should bring the voucher to the game to pick up the hat at a special redemption station. Individual hat sales will not be available. There is no way to obtain a hat without being one of the first 3,000 to purchase a ticket through MyWMU.com/tigers. Detroit Tiger season ticket holders should contact Carolyn Shanks at Carolyn.Shanks@ilitchholdings.com or (313) 471-2245.
$5 Donation from Ticket Sales
In addition, $5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to the WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund. Last year, the WMU Legacy Scholarship received $17,710 to benefit students!
WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by the WMU Alumni Association, Legacy Scholarships
recognize the loyalty of multi-generational Bronco families. A number of one-time $1,000 scholarships are available. In 2016, over $125,000 in Legacy Scholarships was offered to incoming students.
Invisible Need Project T-shirts
Guests are encouraged to wear Bronco gear to the WMU Night at Comerica Park. Get your Good as Gold game day t-shirt and support a great cause! Through t-shirt sales, this campaign strives to raise dollars to support the Student Emergency Relief Fund. Shirts are $10 each and available in sizes Small through 3X-Large crew neck and Small through XL women's scoop-neck. Support your Broncos on game days and support your Broncos in need. You can purchase a shirt on campus at the Office of Residence Life (3510 Faunce) with cash, check or credit card. You may also purchase a shirt online: MyWMU.com/tshirt.
If ordering online, there is an additional $5 flat rate shipping fee. You will also be able to make an additional gift to the Student Emergency Relief Fund during check out.
Incentive Promo Raffle
All those who purchase advance tickets by May 1 will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of the three autographed Detroit Tigers items. The raffle winners will be announced on May 19.