March 27th, 2019 by

Chevrolet and the Detroit Tigers kick off the 2019 Major League Baseball season with the installation of two all-new vehicles atop the center field fountain at Comerica Park, a Motor City tradition now in its 10th year.

The red 2019 Chevy Blazer RS and silver 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss enhance the ballpark’s skyline view and complement the majestic “Chevy Fountain” that graces centerfield at Comerica Park.

With more than 8,400 pounds of sheet metal hoisted into position by a crane, the vehicles remind fans in the ballpark and watching on TV of Chevy’s historic relationship with American baseball and its deep roots in Detroit.

“This decade-old tradition allows us to celebrate Chevy’s connection to baseball in our hometown, and it’s a telltale sign that Opening Day is almost here,” says Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “The all-new Blazer and Silverado represent innovation, endurance and personality – much like our great city of Detroit.”

The attention-grabbing Blazer and the rugged Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss showcase the quality, dependability and reliability needed to withstand the six-month baseball season. With a bird’s-eye view of the field, these heavy-hitting vehicles will cheer on the Detroit Tigers at every home game.

“Chevrolet and the Detroit Tigers are two of the Motor City’s most iconic brands, and we’re honored to be celebrating the 10-year mark of this great tradition,” said Chris Granger, Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings. “Chevy continues to be great partner not only to the Tigers, but with all of us in the Major League Baseball family.”

Chevy’s connection to baseball extends from the backyard to the major leagues as the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball and the Official Automotive Sponsor of the PLAY BALL initiative. Through Chevy Cares programs, such as Chevy Youth Baseball, kids are empowered to stay active, build self-esteem and learn teamwork – skills that can help them on and off the field.

Since the Chevy Youth Baseball program launched in 2006, more than 8 million kids have participated in nearly 2,000 free clinics with participation from current and former players and coaches.

More than 1,300 Chevy dealers across the U.S., including Matick Chevy’s sponsorship of the Redford-Livonia Little League, have donated nearly 163,000 equipment kits and jerseys to encourage the next generation of baseball players.

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