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About Joker Marchant Stadium
Joker Marchant Stadium
Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium is a baseball stadium in Lakeland, Florida. Since 1966, it has served as the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers while also hosting the Lakeland Flying Tigers, a minor league team in the Tigers’ farm system. The stadium was named after Marcus “Joker” Marchant, the former Lakeland Parks and Recreation Director. In 2016 and 2017, Joker Marchant Stadium received a full-scale renovation to help modernize the facilities. For baseball games, Joker Marchant Stadium has a capacity of 8,500 fans.
Where are the Best Places to Sit at Joker Marchant Stadium
The best places to sit at Joker Marchant Stadium are in sections 103-110. These sections have a limited number of rows but bring fans close to the action. Sections 106 and 107 are the best for sitting right behind home plate. Meanwhile, sections 103 and 104 are behind the home team’s dugout, while sections 109 and 110 are behind the visiting team’s dugout. In the upper level, sections 205-208 are located behind home plate and provide the best perspective of the entire field.
Tips for Visiting Joker Marchant Stadium
Fans arriving early for a game at Joker Marchant Stadium will be able to attend an autograph session with some of the players. While this applies more to the Lakeland Flying Tigers than spring training games with the Detroit Tigers, some of Lakeland’s players will make it to the big leagues one day. The stadium also features some landmarks worth checking out, including a statue of the stadium’s namesake, Joker Marchant, and Publix founder George Jenkins, which sits outside the stadium. Also, the main concourse has a painted map of Florida that includes the location of every minor-league team in the state.
Food to Try at Joker Marchant Stadium
There is a surprisingly diverse range of food options at Joker Marchant Stadium for a minor-league ballpark. There are all of the typical ballpark food options, including a jumbo hot dog. Joker Marchant Stadium also has a Little Caesars Pizza location onsite that offers cheese, pepperoni, and Detroit-style pizza. For something a little different, the Mac and Tator concession stand offers a BBQ platter, a Mac and Tator Helmet, and a Chili Mac and Tator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Joker Marchant Stadium located?
Joker Marchant Stadium is located in Lakeland, Florida.
What kind of events does Joker Marchant Stadium host?
As a baseball venue, Joker Marchant Stadium events focus on, you guessed it, baseball!
Which team is playing at Joker Marchant Stadium?
The stadium serves as the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers while also hosting the Lakeland Flying Tigers, a minor league team in the Tigers’ farm system.
Where can I park for free at Joker Marchant Stadium?
There is ample available at Joker Marchant Stadium events. Fans can park in any of the lots surrounding the stadium. Be sure to check rates before you arrive.
What is the seating capacity of Joker Marchant Stadium?
Joker Marchant Stadium sporting events can host up to 8,500 cheering fans.
Who owns Joker Marchant Stadium?
Joker Marchant Stadium is owned by the City of Lakeland.
How do I get to Joker Marchant Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Joker Marchant Stadium events by public transport can catch a bus, train, or taxi to reach the stadium.