April 12, 2000, was one of the most historic home Opening Days in Detroit Tigers history. For the first time since 1912, the Tigers were not playing at Michigan Ave and Trumbell. A strong amount of fans did not want to see a new ballpark. However, some opinions were changed on that cold, April day.
One of the biggest complaints about Tiger Stadium was the steel beams that blocked views of the field. As people poured into Comerica Park, they quickly realized there was a clear sight of the action on the diamond. You still had the “well, back in my day, I paid X amount for a ticket” person but for Mike Ilitch, the new ballpark was going to generate $10 million dollars in revenue a year.