Miguel Cabrera’s career is coming to an end, and there are only nine home games left, including the big finale on October 1. The Detroit Tigers is teaming up with one of Miggy’s favorite local restaurants, El Rey de las Arepas, for a pop-up event on 44 W. Columbia Street in The District Detroit. Visitors can catch this special experience on certain days in September, just before the Tigers’ regular-season finale.
According to a press release, guests will be welcomed into the space with Cabrera-themed decor and a summary of his impressive Hall-of-Fame-worthy career achievements. Festive music will be played, and outdoor seating will be available for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors.
Celebrating the legendary career of Miguel Cabrera
“As we continue to celebrate the legendary career of Miguel Cabrera, we are thrilled to partner with El Rey de las Arepas to unveil this unique experience on Columbia Street,” said Ryan Gustafson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Ilitch Sports + Entertainment in a press release. “Miguel’s impact has meant so much to our city, and we look forward to introducing Tigers fans to one of the places he’s come to love during his time in Detroit.”
Guests can purchase a sampler ticket for $15 at Comerica Park. The ticket can be redeemed for a “Miggy Sampler” that includes a mini arepa (a corn pancake filled with shredded beef and cheese), a mini cachapa (a sweet corn pancake filled with cheese), three perfectly fried plantains, and an 8-oz. glass of “passion fruit” juice. Both cash and credit card payments will be accepted.
Additionally, a portion of each purchase will be donated to the Miguel Cabrera Foundation. Food options from El Rey las Arepas will be available at Comerica Park, near section 116, throughout “Miggy Celebration Weekend” from September 29th to October 1st.
The El Rey de las Arepas pop-up will be open to the public on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, September 13, 3:30 – 7 p.m. (Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m.)
- Thursday, September 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:10 p.m.)
- Saturday, September 16, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m.)
- Saturday, September 23, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.)
- Tuesday, September 26, 3:30 – 7 p.m. (Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:40 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins [preseason], 7 p.m.)
- Wednesday, September 27, 3:30 – 7 p.m. (Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:40 p.m.)
- Thursday, September 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals, 1:10 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals [preseason], 7 p.m.)
- Friday, September 29: 3:30 – 7 p.m. (Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians, 6:40 p.m.)
- Saturday, September 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians, 1:10 p.m.)
- Sunday, October 1, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians, 3:10 p.m.)