Tigers 2009 Caravan Schedule

With Tigerfest right around the corner, that means the Winter Caravan is about to hit the road too. This year the team is sending out a Metro Bus and a Detroit Bus. Some events are open to the public, as denoted by the “open to the public” phrasing. So if you want to see some Tigers before the season starts and you can’t get to a sold-out Tigerfest, here are some opportunities.


Thursday, January 22
1:20-2:15 p.m. DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Detroit, MI)

2:35-3:35 p.m. Pepsi Bottling Plant (Detroit, MI)

2:35-3:35 p.m. Fire Academy Training Center (Detroit, MI) Interactive fire training and visit with academy firefighters

4:00-4:15 p.m. American Red Cross, Southeast Michigan (Detroit, MI)

6:00-6:30 p.m. Borders Bookstore (Novi, MI) Children’s book reading (Open to Public)

5:00-7:00 p.m. Performing Arts Center (Brighton, MI) Brighton Community Rally (Open to Public)

Friday, January 23
10:00-10:45 a.m. Heilmann Middle School (Detroit, MI) Play Baseball Detroit rally

10:20-11:05 a.m. Engine 23 Firehouse (Detroit, MI) Firehouse visit and jersey presentation

11:20-11:50 a.m. Motown Historical Museum (Detroit, MI) Motown 50th Anniversary presentation and tour

11:20-11:50 a.m. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, MI)

12:05-1:20 p.m. DTE Energy (Detroit, MI)

1:00-2:00 p.m. Millet Learning Center (Saginaw, MI)

1:30-2:30 p.m. The Henry Ford (Dearborn, MI) Dearborn Community Rally (Open to Public)

3:00-4:30 p.m. North American International Auto Show Meet and greet and public program (Open to Public)


Thursday, January 22
1:00-3:00 p.m. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) University of Michigan School of Kinesiology business sports forum

2:00-3:00 p.m. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI)

4:45-7:00 p.m. Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) Western Michigan University Community Rally (Open to Public)

Friday, January 23
10:30 a.m.-noon Albion College (Albion, MI) Albion College Community Rally (Open to Public)

12:15-12:30 p.m. Albion College (Albion, MI) Meet and greet with Albion College baseball and softball teams

2:00-2:15 p.m. Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI) Meet and greet with Special Olympics athletes

2:15-3:00 p.m. Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI) Special Olympics and Spring Arbor University event (Open to Public)


  1. Alan Goldsmith

    January 14, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Just the boys are too busy to make a public stop this year in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area but are fine with Brighton….

  2. dredford

    January 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Looking for Grand Rapids on the schedule and find it…nowhere. I guess the state’s second-largest city and home of the Tigers’ Single A affiliate pale in comparison to Spring Arbor, Albion, and Kalamazoo, home of, well, an IHL hockey team. Makes sense to me.

  3. Deaner

    January 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Leyland and some players are coming to Toledo for some sort of dinner event on the 21st, but from what I understand, it’s a play event – like $50.