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Want to check out metro Detroit’s freshest, most exciting attraction? The $12 million Jimmy John’s Field opens Memorial Day in Utica, a northern suburb about 45 minutes from downtown Detroit. The opening pitch at the brand-new semipro baseball stadium, home to the United Shores Baseball League, happens May 30 at 2 p.m.

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Family at Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers Opening Day is an unofficial holiday around these parts. This year, it’s Friday, April 8 against the New York Yankees, which means a three-day weekend for many fans.

With thousands surging into the city, downtown will be hectic, so here are a few things to do in Detroit and tips to know before you go:

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Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers verse the New York Yankees on Opening Day — Friday, April 8. Our list of bars and grills near Comerica Park will help you make your own game plan of where to start, spend and end your day. Don’t let a minor detail like not having a ticket to the game stop you from coming downtown and joining in the fun.

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The Horizon League Executive Council recently approved a five-year agreement with Olympia Entertainment to host the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament in Detroit. The popular tournament, now dubbed “Motor City Madness”, features all 10 league members: Cleveland State, Detroit, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, UIC, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State.

This year, the tournament will be held at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 8, and there are many ticket options available for those who plan to attend.

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The Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the three-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons, is the No. 1 venue in metro Detroit for hoops and has remained one of the most state-of-the-art arenas in the world since its inception in 1988. This winter will present numerous opportunities for you to experience the electricity of a basketball game at The Palace. Here’s a list of the best upcoming action on the court:

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