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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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Detroit10 OpeningDayTipsThe Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day is an unofficial holiday around these parts. This year, it’s Monday, March 31 against the Kansas City Royals, 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 know before you go:

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Detroit will live up to its Hockeytown moniker next month as the host of the SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™, an outdoor hockey extravaganza. The infield of the open-air Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and the site of this historic soiree, will be transformed into a hockey rink that will showcase all levels of play. The festival precedes the highly anticipated Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® matchup between Original Six rivals the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

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Detroit’s favorite fun-loving lion, Roary, reps the Detroit Lions with spirit, enthusiasm and full-hearted adoration for fans of The D. We sat down with Roary to get the scoop on what he really does — before the games, during the off season and in and out of the office — for this special behind-the-scenes interview.

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The city of Detroit is on the rise, and it’s evident in so many ways. You can feel it in the air — it’s a climate full of optimism, work ethic and a desire to build a culture of good.

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