Transit Windsor Ready for Tigers Home Opener

Transit Windsor is ready for a busy day with the return of baseball to Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.

The Tigers host the Kansas City Royals at 1:10pm for their home opener.

The city bus service will be running the tunnel bus to Detroit, taking Windsor baseball fans across the border to the game.


Comerica Park in Detroit (Photo by AM800's Mike Kakuk)

Executive Director Pat Delmore says between 800 to 1,000 people will use the tunnel bus, which runs every 30 minutes.

"We do beef up our service with additional buses starting a little bit later in the morning and they'll run right up until the start time of the ball game," says Delmore.

The departure times are also spread out.

"A lot of people do like to go over early and that's always encouraged, so we spread out the riders that are heading over because we only have so many buses that are there to take people," says Delmore. " It does back log the {Windsor-Detroit} tunnel as well with numerous buses lined up going through.

Due to street changes and closures in downtown Detroit, Delmore says the new tunnel bus route will run closer to Comerica Park.

"We always know that coming back, the numbers are spread out quite evenly throughout the evening as many like to stay over and enjoy the atmosphere. Then they're able to come back again via the new route that picks up closer to Little Caesars Arena," he says.

CLICK HERE to find a link with more details on the new route for the tunnel bus in downtown Detroit.

Everyone headed to Comerica Park for the home opener also needs to remember to bring their smartphone.

The team is switching to digital tickets through the MLB At Bat app this season.

Fans who don't own a smartphone will still be able to get a printed ticket to get into the ballpark by going to a ticket window.