Corvette Z06, Silverado tower above ballpark where 3 million fans visit annually
DETROIT – It is an annual rite of spring that means Opening Day is just around the corner.
A Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a special Midnight Edition Silverado eased into their parking spaces high atop the Chevrolet Fountain behind centerfield in Comerica Park on Thursday. Each vehicle was lifted into place by crane – a three-hour process.
“As the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, what better way could Chevrolet show our love of the game than by giving our vehicles a bird’s eye view of our hometown team?” asked Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet marketing.
Chevrolet has sponsored the fountain, which features an array of water displays and the sound of a tiger growling with each Detroit home run, for the last six seasons. The brand chooses select vehicles from its lineup to display each year.
“We like to think of these vehicles as the Chevrolet cheering section to drive those centerfield home runs,” Edwards said.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value.
About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch, who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel