Instagramming #Detroit Love: The Comerica Park Experience

Instagramming #Detroit Love: The Comerica Park Experience

I know I’m not the only Instagram fanatic here in Michigan. We are everywhere posting pics of tandem biking on Mackinac Island, kayaking at Argo in Ann Arbor, and pub-crawling in Grand Rapids. These locales and many more across the state, are well-represented by quality, if a little self-righteous, Instagram photos. But when you type “Detroit” under the hashtag search, the results are a mixture of ruin porn, irrelevant selfies, and random shopping and spam pics. What if we pro-Detroit Michiganders (and visitors, please!) made a pledge to fill #Detroit with photos of the real Detroit? Join me this summer! I’ll help you out with some Instagramming and location tips using a few of my favorite shots.

Instagramming #Detroit Love: The Comerica Park Experience - Awesome Mitten
#ComericaPark; Photo Courtesy of Jonathon Arntson

Naturally, my first spot is #ComericaPark. The atmosphere and views at this stadium are inspiring to any pro-Detroiter. There are several ways to experience the park: a @tigers Baseball fan, a foodie, a Detroit-lover, etc. Two years ago, I took advantage of the Public Tour of Comerica Park, and fell behind my group at every turn because I couldn’t stop taking photos with my iPhone. On this tour I got to sit in the Ernie Harwell Media Center and view the field through the camera that follows the pitcher’s every move. I also enjoyed the perspective of seeing the park from the Visitors’ Dugout. I felt intimidated by the view—I think they must too.

Instagramming #Detroit Love: The Comerica Park Experience - Awesome Mitten
#VisitorsDugout; Photo Courtesy of Jonathon Arntson

 

Attending every home game at Comerica Park would be great! I have been to three so far this season (which is an accomplishment) and each time my seats have been drastically different, likewise so have the views. Sitting behind the #TigersBullPen was an unusual way to spectate, but I was giddy to be thirty feet away from Porcello and crew!

Instagramming #Detroit Love: The Comerica Park Experience - Awesome Mitten
#TigersBullPen; Photo Courtesy of Joanna Dueweke

I always forget to snap a façade shot, so I had to grab a sample photo from a friend. Comerica Park looks great from outside the gates. The classic spot to snap a pic of the Park from the outside is on Woodward Avenue or Witherell Street. But if you stand on Adams Street, you will find a pleasing view of both the gates, the Chevy Fountain, and scoreboard.

Instagramming #Detroit Love: The Comerica Park Experience - Awesome Mitten
#ComericaPark; Photo Courtesy of Nancy Bowe

Alright, Michiganders! Get down here to Detroit and visit Comerica Park! There’s not a bad seat in the house, or a bad spot to take an Instagram pic. I’ll be looking for your #Detroit #ComericaPark #TigersBaseball #Gameday #mittenlove @tigers @awesomemitten pics all summer long! Oh, and someone snap a pic at the #MichiganCraftBeer stand for me—I’m always too broke to partake in that scene! Sincerely, @themanwiththemichigantattoo

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grew up in Ludington where I spent most of my summers at the beach or napping afterward to the lingering rhythm of the waves. I moved to Detroit in September of 2013 to attend Wayne State University. When I’m not studying about communications or urban studies, I adventure around the streets of Detroit to learn my real lessons. Some of my favorite things about the Mitten are Jeffrey Eugenides, Tigers baseball, Michigan brews, UpNorth, and, of course, the Great Lakes. I love receiving responses to my thoughts–if you’re so inspired!