Tigers Celebrate Home Opener

It was a different site to see at the Detroit Tigers home opener against the Kansas City Royals, with an empty concourse, empty seats in the stands and even empty parking lots ahead of the game Monday evening.

“Everything’s a ghost town out here,” longtime Tigers fans Gabriel Garcia said. “It just feels something post-apocalyptic, definitely not the opening day we remember.”

Fans who didn’t make it to the home opener in Detroit we’re surprised to not see even half the usual crowd that takes over the streets of Detroit on Opening Day.


“Come down, take a picture in front of the tiger, at least celebrate, because it seems like an old video game that you’re watching the game, you’re hearing fake sounds, seeing fake people. It’s not the same,” said Carrie Dawidowicz, who works in downtown Detroit. “I’m hoping it’ll change but we’ll have to wait a couple months at least before we get the concerts, the sports events to come back. I mean we want that. I mean come on, Detroit is the Motor City, bring everything back down. Come celebrate.”