Tigers Opening Day 2012: Detroit Sees Record-Setting Attendance At Comerica Park

With the well-traveled Red Sox in town for a sunny season opener, fans from all around the state of Michigan converged on Comerica Park for nine innings of baseball on Thursday afternoon.

The attendance, officially announced as 45,027, represented the single highest turnout for an Opening Day game at Comerica Park, and the second most in the history of Detroit Tigers baseball.

Clearly the signing of Prince Fielder and the outstanding finish to cap off 2011 had a little something to do with this, but confidence in Motown is extremely high heading into the year for baseball fans of all ages. And on a day where you could barely see a cloud in the sky, fans were treated to an ideal scenario to head down to the ballpark.

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