Detroit is a sports lover’s destination thanks to the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. When you’re in town be sure to check out a game or two.
Detroit Baseball & Football
Here’s the teams to know. The Pistons play outside of the city and there is not a way to get there without a car. If you do have a rental or your personal vehicle while visiting Detroit we’ve included that information. Luckily, the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings are all within walking distance of each other.
The Detroit Tigers
The Tigers are part of the American League and play at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit. You can find Comerica at 2100 Woodward Avenue or just follow the massive crowds on game days. The stadium is uncovered and modern with excellent accessibility, plenty of large restrooms located throughout, and the typical vendor, food and beer stands. The stadium also has a gorgeous merry-go-round and small Ferris Wheel for the kids.
Parking is available all around the park, usually for $5-10. These are not official lots, for the most part, but it’s what everyone uses. The park itself does NOT have a lot or garage. We recommend looking for parking by taking the W. Adams Ave off of I-75 – there are cheaper lots along W Adams and they are as close as 3 blocks away.
The park runs special events. The mascot, Paws, wanders throughout the crowd and is happy to pose for pictures with fans of every age.
The Detroit Tigers are the oldest one name, one city team within the American League.
The Detroit Lions
Located just a few steps away from Comerica Park and the Detroit Tigers (you can park at the exact same spots!) is Ford Field. This covered stadium is the home of the Detroit Lions, whom Detroiters love to hate. The address is 2000 Brush Street, but you’ll know on game day.
There is more expensive parking nearby, including the Ford Field parking deck, but we recommend using the same tips as provided for the Tigers and walking – you’ll save quite a bit of money!
One of the coolest things about Ford Field is that the entire southern wall is the wall of the Hudson Warehouse from the 1920’s which stood on the same spot until 2002 when the stadium was built.
The stadium has strict security policies so make sure to read them before heading to a game!
Where to Eat: Game Day in Detroit
There are a ton of places to eat and drink on game day. You can watch the game in house, or stop in before or after a game to enjoy the liveliness of the crowd. And the crowd does get lively in the D! Here are two very close, family-friendly spots to check out.
Cheli’s Chili Bar
Cheli’s has chili and other game day grub plus big screen TVs making it a favorite spot of Detroiters to watch a game or two. It’s located right on Woodward, about a block from the stadium.
This bar and restaurant is also family-friendly and located on Woodward. Don’t let the “cafe” in the name confuse you – it’s high energy!