Go Tigers, go! With spring in the air and Opening Day upon us, a Chevrolet tradition is about to commence, signifying the beginning of the 2016 baseball season.
A Hyper Blue Metallic Camaro RS and an Inferno Orange Metallic Colorado—the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year, respectively—settled into their home for the year high atop the Chevrolet Fountain behind center field in Comerica Park. Each vehicle was lifted into place by crane—a 3-hour process.
“Chevrolet continues to enjoy a long-standing relationship with the Detroit Tigers,” said Paul Edwards, vice president Chevrolet Marketing. “By putting Chevrolet power and performance on display in center field, we hope to inspire our fans and our home team with a winning season.”
Chevrolet has sponsored the fountain, which features an array of water displays and the sound of a tiger growling with each Detroit home run, for the last seven seasons. The brand chooses select vehicles from its lineup to display each year.
“Last year, we were able to showcase our vehicles to nearly 3 million Tigers’ fans at Comerica Park and even more watching from home,” Edwards said. “We hope the Camaro RS and Colorado help stir the same emotions our home team does when they hit one out of the park.”
About the Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. Michael Ilitch purchased the ball club in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports, and entertainment industries including: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment, and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.tigers.com.