Often regarded as the hub of auto manufacturing in the United States, there is much more to Detroit than cars. The largest city in Michigan, Detroit has plenty to offer in terms of culture, history and sports. With a distinct atmosphere unlike any other place in the country, a trip to Detroit will surprise visitors with all there is to do and see. Perhaps most notable is the passionate sports culture that dominates the city.
Sports in Detroit
The four major pro sports teams in Detroit are the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. There is plenty to see in Detroit especially when it comes to sports. With some of the top tier talent in major league sports, there is professional sports action all year round in Detroit.
Concerts in Detroit
Though the City is dominated by sports, Detroit isn't called the 'Rock City' for nothing. Our event listings above offer tickets to top Detroit concerts, events and comedy shows. The top concert venues in Detroit are The Palace, Joe Louis Arena and the Fillmore.
Spring in Detroit
The spring in Detroit is much like the rest of the Midwest, nice temperature with highs in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. Since the winters can sometimes be mean and the summers are the peak season to travel to the city, this is always a nice time to check out the Motor City.
The Tigers are one of the biggest draws in the city throughout the spring, especially since they began annually returning to the playoffs. Comerica Park was opened in 2000 and is located in downtown Detroit, a quick ride on the monorail to the Detroit People Mover station a block from the stadium. The Red Wings are in full swing and making their final push for a high playoff seed, and if you’re lucky enough you can see them in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Joe Louis Arena is in its last throes, but “The Joe” has hosted one of the best franchises in NHL history for 35 years, and you should definitely get Red Wings tickets if they are playing. If you’re into soccer, check out Detroit City FC. The fourth-tier club has a passionate supporters group and you can walk up the day of the game for a ticket.
The Palace of Auburn Hills Address: 6 Championship Dr, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
The Pistons of the NBA started out in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but moved to Detroit in 1957 and have won multiple NBA titles. They play at The Palace of Auburn Hills, which certainly lives up to its name.
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Summer in Detroit
If there’s a big summer tour going through the United States, you’ll be hard up to find one that doesn’t stop in the Motor City. The Fox Theatre hosts everything from major concerts to stand-up comedy, and is slated for stops from Cirque du Soleil, Yo Gabba Gabba, Stomp! and Robin Thicke (among many, many others) in the upcoming year. Looking for those concert tickets? Detroit isn't called the 'Rock City' for nothing. Our event listings above offer Detroit concert tickets to all the big Detroit shows, events and stand-up comedy.
While the basketball and hockey season have ended by the summer, the Tigers are only mid-way through the season and the weather is now perfect for baseball. Also in the summer is the annual Stars and Stripes Festival on July 4th, with fireworks displays, parades and the Salute to America at Greenfield Village. The Comerica City Fest is in July and the famous Woodward Dream Cruise is in August, for all those that love classic cars in the birth of the automobile.
Comerica Park Address: 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
While hockey may dominate the sports scene, it is certainly not the only team to call the city home. The Detroit Tigers are one of the oldest teams in the MLB, and have the fan base to prove it. The Tigers have played their home games at beautiful Comerica Park since 2000, and it remains one of the nicest parks in the entire league.
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Fox Theatre Box Office Address: 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Popular venue for touring shows & musical acts.
Fox Theatre Tickets
Fall in Detroit
The Detroit Lions are back in business in the fall, and there’s no bigger draw around the country than the NFL. While the Lions were bad for a long time after the departure of Barry Sanders, they made the playoffs in 2011 and have a good young core of players, so getting some Lions tickets is a must. They play at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, which also hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. The stadium also hosts the biggest concerts in the world when they come to town, with bands like The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Madonna and Justin Timberlake already playing the venue.
The Tigers are always in the mix at the end of the season, and if you can catch a late-season or playoff game at Comerica Park, consider yourself blessed. The Tigers have made it to the World Series twice in recent years, and feature multiple MVP candidates and Cy Young award-winning pitchers that make every fall game exciting. While the season comes to a close at Comerica, it’s just getting going at the Palace at Auburn Hills. The Pistons home court is located just 30 miles north of downtown Detroit, and has hosted of the NBA Finals. They may be the only major sports team not in the heart of the city, but get some Pistons tickets because game is well worth the trip.
Detroit is famous for their America’s Thanksgiving Parade, and just before that is Northville’s Oktoberfest. Looking for some more engine roar? Check out the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Show.
Ford Field Address: 2000 Brush St #200, Detroit, Michigan 48226
As for the NFL, the Detroit Lions are proud to call Detroit home. Though they may not be as accomplished as their MLB and NHL brethren, the Lions enjoy a loyal following and play in expansive Ford Field.
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Winter in Detroit
Worried about being cold in Motown in the winter? Don’t be. There’s so much to do indoors that you’ll wonder why you’re even wearing a coat. If you still want to stay a little cold, feel the cool ice at the Joe as the Red Wings season is well underway. The Pistons season is at a make or break time, while the Lions are just wrapping up their regular season.
Mannheim Steamroller, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol will all be going on leading up to the holidays, so check what’s happening at Fox Theatre and the Detroit Opera House. The Festival of Trees is in December, while in January Detroit hosts the large North American International Auto Show. Like the cold weather? Head down to the Motown Winter Blast in February.
Joe Louis Arena Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Dr, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Though it is home to a team from all four major sports, Detroit is first and foremost a hockey city. The Red Wings of the NHL are one of the most successful franchises in any league, and have won an astonishing many Stanley Cup championships. The Wings, as they are affectionately known, play their home games at the Joe Louis Arena, one of the oldest and most storied hockey venues in the country.
Joe Louis Arena Tickets
Fisher Theatre Box Office Address: 3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48202
Primarily features traveling Broadway shows.
Fisher Theatre Tickets
The Fillmore Box Office Address: 2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Top concert venue.
The Fillmore Tickets
Major Events in Detroit
Detroit has hosted the Frozen Four, numerous NBA Finals games, the 2009 NCAA Final Four, the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, many Stanley Cup Finals games, Super Bowl XL in 2006 and a few World Series games. The US Open golf tournament, PGA Championship and Ryder Cup have all been played at Oakland Hills Country Club. Detroit has also hosted WWE Wrestlemania.
Whether you’re looking to catch a baseball game, music festival or simply just enjoy the charm of a working class city, Detroit has something for everyone. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Detroit tickets
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