The "Spirit of Detroit" statue in downtown Detroit has been decked out in an oversized Tigers jersey.

A crew put the jersey on the 26-foot-tall bronze statue outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building on Wednesday ahead of Game 1 of the World Series.

The Tigers play the first two games on the road against the San Francisco Giants before returning home for Saturday's Game 3 at Comerica Park.

The statue in the past has been draped in oversized jerseys of the Detroit Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings in honor of the teams' championship runs.

IMAGES: 'Spirit of Detroit' catches Tigers fever

Published On: Oct 24 2012 08:12:13 AM EDT

The "Spirit of Detroit" statue has caught Tigers fever. An oversized Tigers jersey was put on the statue Wednesday morning ahead of the World Series match-up between the Tigers and Giants.

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