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MrRoboto83
06-09-2008, 12:17 PM
I am heading up to Detoliet for Wednesdays and Thursdays games. So what is there to do in Detroit other than watch baseball? Anyone else heading up to this series?

Rocky Soprano
06-09-2008, 02:30 PM
Anyone catching any of the games in Detroit?
I will be at the game Thursday, hopefully with a broom.

MrRoboto83
06-09-2008, 03:34 PM
I will be at Wednesday and Thursdays game in Sec 123.

whitesox901
06-10-2008, 01:08 AM
Thursday, 7 rows behind Detroits Dugout with my sister, cousin, sisters bf and his cousin..im gonna be the only one there with common sense :D:

RadioheadRocks
06-10-2008, 05:35 AM
I'm there today (Tuesday), will be in Section 124, row 21, seat 8. :bandance:

Jpgr91
06-10-2008, 09:24 AM
I am heading up to Detoliet for Wednesdays and Thursdays games. So what is there to do in Detroit other than watch baseball? Anyone else heading up to this series?

Detroit has a few nice casinos, if you are in to that stuff. I really like the MGM Grand Detroit, I also think the Casino Windsor is worth a trip across the border. MGM does have superior food outlets, in my opinion..

http://www.mgmgranddetroit.com/

http://www.harrahs.com/casinos/casino-windsor/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml

skottyj242
06-10-2008, 09:28 AM
There's some good bars about three blocks from the park. I think one is called The Detroit Beer Company, it has a nice upstairs and good food.

roylestillman
06-10-2008, 09:42 AM
There and back on Thursday.

If you're looking for a little baseballl history, drop by the ruins of Tiger Stadium. There is a bar called Nemo's just east of the old stadium on Michigan. Its a great place on game day and has a good and friendly crowd. I think they still do a free shuttle to Comerica

Rocky Soprano
06-10-2008, 10:26 AM
Thursday, 7 rows behind Detroits Dugout with my sister, cousin, sisters bf and his cousin..im gonna be the only one there with common sense :D:

I will also be sitting right behind their dugout on Thursday!

Oblong
06-10-2008, 10:50 AM
I would love to meet some of you at a game but this series wasn't included in my ticket page, I got last night's debacle instead. Maybe in July.

MrRoboto83
06-10-2008, 11:45 AM
There's some good bars about three blocks from the park. I think one is called The Detroit Beer Company, it has a nice upstairs and good food.

are these places open late after the games? I will check it out.

skottyj242
06-10-2008, 11:58 AM
are these places open late after the games? I will check it out.


We went to it after both games I went to in April. Just beware of the people mover.

skottyj242
06-10-2008, 12:03 PM
http://www.detroitbeerco.com/

hi im skot
06-12-2008, 11:07 AM
I know it's been covered in the past, but where are some decent places to stay when going to a game at Comerica? I'm going in July and hoping to book a hotel room soon...

Thanks!

skottyj242
06-12-2008, 11:26 AM
I know it's been covered in the past, but where are some decent places to stay when going to a game at Comerica? I'm going in July and hoping to book a hotel room soon...

Thanks!

Check out the Hotel Milner or the Milner Hotel I can't remember exactly what it's called. It's a decent place, nothing too special but it's close to the park. Free continental breakfast. It's an old place, they still use keys.

hi im skot
06-12-2008, 11:56 AM
Check out the Hotel Milner or the Milner Hotel I can't remember exactly what it's called. It's a decent place, nothing too special but it's close to the park. Free continental breakfast. It's an old place, they still use keys.

Looks like a cool place. Unfortunately they appear to be booked up. Thanks for the recommendation, though.

Oblong
06-12-2008, 12:54 PM
If you are driving in and can't find a place downtown I'd suggest staying in Dearborn and driving down to the game. It's only a 10 minute drive down Michigan Ave. There's enough activity in downtown Dearborn to satisfy you. Let me know if you want more info.

MrRoboto83
06-13-2008, 12:10 AM
Didn't enjoy the way the Sox played, but I had a great time in Detroit. I ended up staying at the Omni hotel right on the Detroit river, it is about 2 miles from the park or so, they offered a free shuttle to the game. The hotel was great, and a great view of Canada. I checked out the Detroit Beer Co., thanks for the recommendation Scotty, it was a nice place to hang out. Overall thought the ballpark was pretty cool, and I actually thought Detroit was not that bad. I drove by the old Tiger Stadium and that truely is a sad site, they need to put that place to rest. Also the Tiger fans were very friendly and enjoyed some good conversations.

IlliniSox4Life
06-13-2008, 12:33 AM
Didn't enjoy the way the Sox played, but I had a great time in Detroit. I ended up staying at the Omni hotel right on the Detroit river, it is about 2 miles from the park or so, they offered a free shuttle to the game. The hotel was great, and a great view of Canada. I checked out the Detroit Beer Co., thanks for the recommendation Scotty, it was a nice place to hang out. Overall thought the ballpark was pretty cool, and I actually thought Detroit was not that bad. I drove by the old Tiger Stadium and that truely is a sad site, they need to put that place to rest. Also the Tiger fans were very friendly and enjoyed some good conversations.


I had a similar experience. I didn't stay in Detroit though, just outside at my friend's sisters place. I wasn't a huge fan of the city, but the ballpark area was pretty cool. I like their stadium, especially how it is decorated in the front/outside with all the giant concrete tigers. They didn't have too many food choices, and all of the unique food was pretty much located in one area. The fans were actually very nice. I sat in the right field bleachers. The first game I talked to a group of college kids that sat behind me. They offered to share some whiskey that they snuck into the game. I didn't take them up on the offer. Still, pretty nice people, we talked almost the whole game. Today we had less fans there, but still had a few conversations, and nobody talked much trash.

Also, some girl came around in the 9th going up and down trying to get people to start the wave. Everybody was trying to ignore her and you know, watch the game. We just started laughing loudly at how it was the bottom of the ninth and a tie game and she wasn't even paying attention. A few Tigers fans turned around and said they didn't understand it either.