DETROIT (WJBK) - Baseball is back in The D. Opening Day this year is Thursday, March 29. Here's all you'll need to know if you plan to head downtown for the festivities.
First and foremost, unfortunately, the weather won't be too pleasant. The rain will be around all day, and temps will only be in the mid 40s.
We may see some dry time mid morning, but the rain will be around this afternoon for the game. It's not clear yet if it will be a heavy rain or one the Tigers could play through, so we're expecting a game-time decision if they'll play or not. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
Thousands of parking spaces are available in and around Comerica Park and The District Detroit, but they'll fill up quickly. So, get there early, or consider using the various shuttles provided by bars, restaurants or casinos. You can see a parking map here.
While you're downtown in the morning, be on the lookout for FOX 2's Charlie Langton. He'll be live on Facebook -- and if you find him you can get a free hot dog if you answer a trivia question correctly.
If you have tickets to the game, the gates open at Comerica Park at 11 a.m. Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele will be singing the National Anthem, and the first pitch will be thrown by 1968 World Series Champion and World Series MVP Mickey Lolich.
If you don't have tickets, grab a seat at your favorite watch spot downtown. You can also join the watch party at the Chevrolet Plaza at Little Caesars Arena. They'll have the game up on the giant screen.
For those at home, you can watch the game right here on FOX 2. We'll have pre-game coverage starting at 10 a.m.