AUBURNDALE, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Detroit Tigers begin their 2011 Spring Training season this February, it will mark their 75th Anniversary in Lakeland, Florida -- the longest standing relationship in Major League Baseball between a franchise and Spring Training host city. The Tigers host city and county will be celebrating that record occasion with a week-long celebration February 22-27, 2011.
Detroit Tiger fans will have opportunities to get up close to current and former Tiger greats as they celebrate the anniversary at the following events:
Tuesday, Feb. 22 The 65th Annual Tigers Barbecue
Thursday, Feb. 24 The 16th Annual Major League Scramble
Friday, Feb. 25 Detroit Tigers vs. Florida Southern College.
"Tigers On the Town" Downtown Lakeland street party
Sunday, Feb. 27 Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium
The Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau will also join in the celebration by giving away a 75th Anniversary Central Florida vacation package for one lucky Detroit Tiger fan and their guest. The vacation includes an 8 day/ 7 night stay in a Lakeland hotel, and many fun-filled things to do in Central Florida, including: two tickets to the Tiger Barbecue, two tickets to the Tigers vs. Florida Southern game, two tickets to the Spring Training opening game against the Toronto Blue Jays, a $50 gift card for Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, a $50 gift card for Bonefish Grill and a $100 VISA gift card. To register for the Spring Training vacation getaway, go to http://www.VisitCentralFlorida.org/tigers.
About Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau: The Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau (http://www.VisitCentralFlorida.org) represents the Lakeland and Polk County area. Spring Training visitors can experience airboat rides, hundreds of great holes of golf, as well as natural Central Florida attractions like bass fishing and the sweet smell of orange blossoms in the air.
SOURCE Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau