August 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Despite flooding, freeway closures, Tigers plan to play Wednesday and Thursday

After the two-game series against the Pirates on Wednesday and Thursday, the Tigers host the Mariners Friday through Sunday. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)

Detroit -- It's usually around 20 to 30 bucks to park your car for a Tigers game.

No word on what the rate would be for your canoe.

Yet, despite two days of driving rain and mass flooding throughout Metro Detroit and the city, the Tigers told The Detroit News on Tuesday afternoon that the ballgames against the Pirates on Wednesday and Thursday at Comerica Park will go on as scheduled.

The field is the Tigers' first concern, and the team sees no issues there.

"Everything with the field is great," said Heather Nabozny, the Tigers' head groundskeeper. "I foresee no issues for tomorrow's game."

The 15-year-old ballpark remains among the best at draining in Major League Baseball. That said, the grounds crew had never seen rain batter Comerica Park like it did Monday and Tuesday.

The crowds this week, of course, figure to be sparse, given freeways remain flooded and closed for extensive stretches, including I-75, the main thoroughfare to travel to Comerica Park. There's no definitive word when the freeways will re-open for good.

Fans determined to make the games should try to map alternative routes, and leave plenty early to account for likely traffic backups.

While partial and full season-ticket holders can swap their tickets for a later game if they can't attend, there is no ticket exchange in place for those with single-game tickets, the Tigers said.

tpaul@detroitnews.com

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