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Detroit Tigers Opening Day Home & Away Contest


Matt Shepard Eagle Casino & Resort

Spring is nearly upon us, and that means one thing for Detroit Tigers fans — Opening Day of a new season is going to be here before we know it!  There’s nothing like opening day, and we’re excited to announce that Eagle Casino & Sports, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, and the Michigan Sports Network are sending one lucky winner and a guest to not one, but TWO Detroit Tigers opening day games.  You and a friend will fly round trip to sunny Tampa Bay to see the Tigers open the season against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, March 30.  One week later, you’ll watch the Tigers home opener vs the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, April 6 at Comerica Park in Detroit.  You’ll receive a “Meet & Greet” with Detroit Tigers Play-by-Play announcer and Eagle Casino & Sports ambassador, Matt Shepard, in Tampa Bay, and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort ambassador, Bill Simonson from The Huge Show, will be your host for the Red Sox game.  To enter to win, just text TIGERS to 21000.  It’s that easy.  See you at the ballpark(s)!


  • Text TIGERS to 21000 to enter to win.
  • Standard message and data rates may apply.
  • Must be 21 years old to enter.
  • One entry per number.  Duplicate entries will not be accepted.
  • Enter by March 24, 2023 at 12pm EDT.
  • A winner will be selected and contacted on March 24, 2023 after 12pm EDT.
  • Proof of identity with valid identification (drivers license or passport) will be required of the winner and their guest, and must be confirmed on March 24, 2023 before 3pm EDT.
  • Both the winner and their guest must be eligible to fly in the United States, and able to present valid identification to a TSA official at the time of boarding.
  • In the event of trip cancellation due to inclement weather related flight issues, Michigan Sports Network is not liable for any remuneration to the winner or their guest.

Trip Details

  • Round-trip air transportation from Detroit Metro Airport to a Tampa Bay area airport. 
  • Three (3) nights accommodations at Crystal Bay Historic Bed & Breakfast in St Petersburg, FL
  • (2) Tickets to see the Detroit Tigers vs the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, March 30 in Tampa Bay, FL
  • (2) Tickets to see the Detroit Tigers vs the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, April 6 in Detroit, Michigan