TigerFest will be held off until 2013

Team official says renovations to blame for delay


DETROIT – Detroit Tiger fans will have to wait another year for the annual TigerFest event because of renovations coming to Comerica Park.

"The intention was to hold a TigerFest in 2012," Tigers vice president of communications Ron Colangelo told MLB.com. "But it became apparent there were going to be space limitations. And when we realized there would be safety concerns, we decided it was in the best interest to postpone the event."

The ballpark is getting an upgraded left-field scoreboard.

TigerFest had been scheduled for Jan. 21.

The Tigers Winter Caravan will still take place Jan. 19-20 with several stops around metro Detroit with most of the Tigers' roster.