Barton Malow

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium

Detroit Tigers + City of Lakeland

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium is the Spring Training home of the MLB Detroit Tigers and also home to Detroit’s minor league farm team, the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The project included a new clubhouse, stadium renovation, and an expansion of the on-site training facilities.

The new 70,000-SF, three-story clubhouse facility including operations space for both the major and minor league teams, weight room, locker rooms, hydrotherapy area, equipment storage, offices, and meeting spaces.

The renovations to the existing stadium facility included the demolition/re-build of all bathrooms and concession areas on the main concourse, including demo and pour back of the concourse slab on grade. Joker Marchant also now has a 360-degree concourse. Fans are able to walk around the entire ballpark and watch the game from anywhere in the outfield.

Ancillary spaces included a new batting cage facility, installing synthetic turf, reconstruction of the observation deck overlooking cloverleaf-style practice fields, and miscellaneous site walks, rails, and fencing.

Enhancing a Well-Loved Facility

Partnership, collaboration, and teamwork played a significant part in the successful completion of this major renovation in time for Opening Day of the Spring Training season. It was already one of the most loved ballparks in spring training — and the upgrades propelled the venerable old ballpark to a must-visit for any baseball fan!