The view of Comerica Park from Broderick Tower.

Play Ball! Opening Day in Detroit Preview

Next Friday, April 5, tens of thousands of fans will flock downtown for Detroit’s largest unofficial holiday — the sold out Detroit Tigers home opener at Comerica Park. With an unmatched view of the stadium, this is the day many Broderick Tower residents have been waiting for.

Tiger fans will welcome back our hometown boys as they take the field against the New York Yankees in what many consider to be the official start of spring. And after last year’s World Series run, you can bet both Tigers and Yankees fans are going to be riled up for this rematch.

If you weren’t able to get your hands on a ticket to the big game and aren’t willing to pay StubHub prices, you can trust there will be plenty of action in and around downtown Detroit for you to enjoy. Here are just a few Opening Day 2013 options to choose from:

  • Broderick Tower: (for residents and guests). Broderick Tower will host an Opening Day celebration featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, beer and other snacks starting at 11 a.m., outside of the front entrance.
  • 97.1 The Ticket Annual Block Party: Conveniently located at Grand Circus Park, this block party will feature live broadcasts, a showing of the game on the big screen, fun, food, games and much more, including appearances from the DTE Energy Squad and PAWS. The event is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Campus Martius Park: This will be another central hub for Tigers fans starting at 11 a.m. on opening day, with plenty of seating, multiple outdoor bars, TV screens, live music and park-wide broadcasts of the game. Fountain Bistro will offer a VIP tickets, stay tuned for details.
  • Greektown Opening Day Fest: This 4th annual Opening Day Festival hosted by Jay Towers will take place on the block of Brush & Macomb, where the streets are scheduled to be closed down for this block party. The event will feature heated full bar tents, 60 LCD TVs, food trucks, games, live bands and a hot dog eating contest.

What are your plans for opening day in the D? If you know of another opening day celebration, let us know the details in the comments.

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