Fun facts about the Lakeland Flying Tigers

Swan City is home to a minor league sports team that brings major excitement.

Is there anything more classic than a baseball game on a sunny day?

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Here in Lakeland, you don’t have to travel to a big city to find exciting sports. Swan City is home to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, a minor league sports team that brings major excitement.

Root, root, root for the home team at a Lakeland Flying Tigers game. The Flying Tigers are the minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, who also play their spring training games in Lakeland. Head to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium wearing your Tigers merch April-September where each game has a different promotion.

There are even more sports to enjoy throughout the year. The Flying Tigers’ relationship with the Detroit Tigers is the longest-running affiliate relationship in professional baseball. More of a soccer fan? Check out Lakeland United FC, a bridge program for international players hoping to play at the collegiate level here in the US.

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