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Constructed as a replacement for Tiger Stadium for the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park was opened to the public in 2000 in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was part of a downtown revitalization plan for the city of Detroit, which included the construction of Ford Field, adjacent to the park. In December 1998, Comerica Bank agreed to pay $66 million over 30 years for the naming rights for the new ballpark.
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The first game was held against the Seattle Mariners on April 11, 2000 with 39,168 spectators attending, on a cold snowy afternoon. Grounds people had to clear snow off the field from the night before. The Tigers defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-2. The winning pitcher, like in the final game at Tiger Stadium was Brian Moehler.
Prior to the 2003 MLB season the club moved the distance from left-center field from 395 to 370 feet (from 120 to 113 meters) after it received complaints from players and fans alike concerning its expansive outfield dimensions, which made it a difficult park for right-handed power hitters. All agreed that the left-field wall, in particular, needed to be brought closer to home plate. Two years later, the bullpens were also moved from right field to an empty area in left field created when the fence was moved in. In place of the old bullpens in right field, 950 seats were added.
At present the stadium has seating capacity of 41,070. Additionally, it includes many baseball-themed features, including a "Monument Park" in the deep center field stands, complete with statues of former Tigers, including Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, and Willie Horton.
Comerica Park hosted the 76th MLB All-Star Game in 2005, the first to be played in Detroit since 1971 in which the American League won 7-5 with Miguel Tejada winning the game's MVP award. The next year, Comerica Park hosted the first World Series game in the history of the ballpark (Game 1 of the 2006 World Series).
Besides sports, Comerica Park has also played host to major recording acts in concert such as the Dave Matthews Band (the first act to play the venue) in the summer of 2000, Eminem (2005), The Rolling Stones (2005), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2003) and Bon Jovi (2003). On July 27th, 2007, Comerica hosted a stop of the 2007 Warped Tour.
Comerica Park is popular concert venue especially for Detroiters since it is one of the only outdoor concert venues in the city of Detroit, along with Chene Park and the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, approximately 40 miles (65 km) north of Detroit.