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April in the D: A Guide to Detroit Sports

Posted on Friday, March 28 2014 in Sports

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There’s no time in Detroit quite like when April rolls around each spring and sports fans celebrate the collision of hockey, basketball and baseball seasons. Here’s a quick rundown of Detroit sports and ways you can get in the spirit of April in the D.

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Downtown's Joe Louis Arena

Gear Up
Spring is the perfect time to score new Detroit sports apparel. Shop local at places like the Detroit Athletic Co. in Corktown, or shop online with thousands of retail choices. No time to shop before the game? The venues have you covered with on-site apparel sales at The D Shop at Comerica Park, the Locker Room at The Palace and Hockeytown Authentics at Joe Louis Arena.

Get Connected
Fans won’t miss a minute of the action with the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings or Pistons thanks to mobile apps that keep you connected with your favorite team. The official Hockeytown app features live streaming video and player bios. Push notifications and a league-wide scoreboard keep MLB fans informed on the At Bat app. Pistons fans can get VIP access to the team with the Detroit Pistons Mobile App that offers behind-the-scenes photos, locker room interviews and exclusive access to team promotions.

Get Your Tickets
Dedicated Tigers fans braved the cold to get single game tickets that went on sale earlier this month. Now it’s your turn to head on over to the box office and score your tickets for the next big game. Are you looking for tickets to a sold-out event or coordinating last-minute plans? StubHub makes it easy for Detroit fans to get access with a last-minute service center downtown as well as online ordering featuring instant download.

Plan Your Post-Game Celebrations
Detroit has plenty of places to celebrate a win with great food, drinks and good company. Auburn Hills offers hoops and hospitality for Pistons fans, Wingnuts can fuel up in Hockeytown, and Tiger fans have plenty to choose from in the downtown or Midtown areas. For dining suggestions, check out these Visit Detroit lists of top sports bars here and here.


What do you love most about Detroit sports? How are you celebrating April in the D?


By: Angela Hernandez

Photo Credit: Vito Palmisano (Comerica Park), Chris Lark (Joe Louis Arena)