Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear, they will be back and ready to play this spring.

The Whitecaps began the countdown to Opening Day when they posted the picture you see here on their Facebook page on Saturday.

Thousands across West Michigan and beyond have reached out to show their support for the Whitecaps.

That support includes the Whitecaps' parent club, the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers issued this statement on Friday:

The Whitecaps management immediately made our organization aware of their situation today at Fifth Third Ballpark, and will provide further details as they develop. We certainly hope for the best for all parties involved. The Tigers look forward to attending the Whitecaps annual baseball banquet later this month as part of the annual Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan.

The support which has poured in from so many since Friday has shown what this team, park, and organization means to West Michigan.


since 1994.

Wishing the Whitecaps the best as they rebuild and looking forward to baseball this spring!

Read more about Friday's fire which was started by a heater used by a work crew.

Facebook

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear, they will be back and ready to play this spring.

The Whitecaps began the countdown to Opening Day when they posted the picture you see here on their Facebook page on Saturday.

Thousands across West Michigan and beyond have reached out to show their support for the Whitecaps.

That support includes the Whitecaps' parent club, the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers issued this statement on Friday:

The Whitecaps management immediately made our organization aware of their situation today at Fifth Third Ballpark, and will provide further details as they develop. We certainly hope for the best for all parties involved. The Tigers look forward to attending the Whitecaps annual baseball banquet later this month as part of the annual Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan.

The support which has poured in from so many since Friday has shown what this team, park, and organization means to West Michigan.


since 1994.

Wishing the Whitecaps the best as they rebuild and looking forward to baseball this spring!

Read more about Friday's fire which was started by a heater used by a work crew.

Follow Whitecaps fan Matt Milhouse on Facebook and Twitter.  Listen to 100.5 The River weekdays, 10am – 3pm.