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Detroit_pride
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 3:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not sure if this belongs in the sports forum or here to discuss? But the City of Detroit......

We will host the NCAA tournament on Friday Mar-28 and Sunday Mar-30

Detroit Redwings have games at Joe Louis Arena on Friday Mar-28 and Sunday Mar-30

Detroit Tigers have Opening Day on Monday Mar-31

You would have to think that all Hotels, Bars and Cabs/People Mover are going to be extremely busy with crowds.

Are there any additional events that weekend?

Does anyone plan on attending these events?
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The thought of the Tigers returning melts the icky black soot covered remnants of snow on my soul.
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Downriviera
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 4:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You left out the Detroit Derby Girls vs Cleveland at the Masonic on Mar 29, they have sold out their last 2 bouts.
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Detroit313
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't the NCAA tourney next year??

09'

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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 5:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Final four are next year, 313. Quarter finals are here this year.
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Mrsjdaniels
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

this is how you know Detroit is at a standstill...I totally forgot about the NCAA until I was watching ESPN
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 11:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All 5 cabs in Detroit will be occupied. And in Greektown.
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Professorscott
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 11:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This year is Detroit's chance to see four of the teams from the sweet sixteen battle it out. We are the final site for the Midwest Region. Games are at Ford Field Friday and Sunday, March 28 and 30. The Professor is a volunteer for the organizing committee. Some tickets are still available, as low as $45 for all three games. That's not $45 per game, that's $45 for the whole weekend.

If you see an out of towner shake their hand and say "welcome to Detroit". Let's show the rest of the country what we're really like!
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Broken_main
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 6:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What-a-bargain!
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Drankin21
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's a shame the Spartans wont be here but I am really looking forward to that weekend. Three out of four days downtown....AWESOME!
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know if Detroit will have a street festival along with the basketball tournament? Traveling with MSU in past years, we have seen some really cool events outside of the arenas.

It should be a great weekend! Opening day is great by itself, but with all the other events it will be a greater atmosphere.

Dont worry Drankin, they will be there next year! Every single 4-year player at MSU under Tom Izzo has been to a Final Four...I expect that to continue next year.
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Ticub
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 10:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In a 15 month period Detroit has hosted the All-Star game, the Super Bowl & the World Series. Final Four next year. I don't think any other city can match this.
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Hockey_guy
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^The superbowl was in 06' not 07'
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Motorcitydave
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^...and the All-Star game was in 05....
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D_mcc
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 12:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not to mention the frozen four coming up to. And the Stanely Cup Finals in 08, the World Series in 08, and the Eastern Conference finals in 08...

Gonna be a good year for Michigan sporting
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Ticub
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All-Star Game, July '05
Super Bowl, February, '06
World Series, October, '06
A 15 month period/window, no?
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D_mcc
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 2:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pistons Championship , June '04
World Championship Run, June '05
Stanley Cup, June '02

I'd say we've had a good 5+ years
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Gotdetroit
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Post Number: 128
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 2:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now, let's see if before this weekend they fix the 15-20 burnt out lights in Grand Circus Park that have been burnt out for the last 3 weeks.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 12:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

BUMP! The games are upon us!

Ford Field is ready to go and things kick off tomorrow with the practice sessions. Each of the four team practices thursday are open to the public. I plan to attend, but I dont know what time they are at. does anyone know?

Also, will there be any festivals or entertainment areas in the Wintergarden or the like?

EDIT: The open practices are from noon until 4pm.

(Message edited by detroitstar on March 27, 2008)
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Civilprotectionunit4346
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 11:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let's hope it's not fricking freezing on Tigers opening day. Also wish me luck I put in for a contest to win tickets for opening day.

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