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davyd83
04-03-2010, 05:01 PM
If you're looking for a reasonably priced pint and good food and appetizers, the Detroiter, on Beaubien, 2 blocks toward the Ren Cen from the Greektown Casino/ Fishbones corner. Or you can get off the People Mover at the Bricktown stop and walk across the street. For a good breakfast, either in the morning or after the bar, the Plaka Cafe on Monroe across from the Greektown Casino is good too and very reasonable, $6-10 for most meals.

theprofromdover
04-05-2010, 09:50 AM
This might have been posted earlier, but the Detroit Transportation Corp. is offering FF fans weekend passes for the Peoplemoverfor $5. They are good from Thursday to midnight Saturday. You can pick them up at their office at 1420 Washington Blvd, 3rd floor.

mwade
04-05-2010, 12:39 PM
Final plea - looking for ride to Plymouth, MI (~30 min) for game 4 of Windsor Spitfires vs. Plymouth Whalers (OHL). The Spits are the defending Memorial Cup champions and are up by 2 games (game 3 is tonight).

The rosters:
http://www.plymouthwhalers.com/players.html
http://www.windsorspitfires.com/roster.php

It should be a great game and I will be allowed to shoot it IF I can get there and obviously I need to let them know ASAP.

Please!!!

-Melissa

BC/HE
04-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Having been to Detroit numerous times many years ago including the Frozen 4, I would like to add a few comments. The Dearborn Ford sites are worth seeing: http://www.thehenryford.org/visit/index.aspx I didn't realize they were offering Rouge plant tours again so that would be high on my list. Does anyone know if the Zoo up on Woodward is still decent. It used to be.
As far as the Big House goes I was disappointed but it was interesting to see anyway. From outside it looks like an insignificant place. It looks like the Yale Bowl but bigger.

tennisbum
04-05-2010, 06:22 PM
It's right across the street from we are staying- it's a fine location.

Lokks like it's about .7 miles to Ford Field (Washington Blvd.-Park-Witherell-Adams-Brush). Looks safe enough to walk to the games Thur. and Sat. but how about coming back?

STATEdude3
04-05-2010, 06:35 PM
The zoo is as awesome as ever. The funding has somehow survived all the massive cuts. The tunnel that goes under the polar bears is one of the coolest zoo features I've ever seen.

hanasoni
04-05-2010, 06:48 PM
As far as the Big House goes I was disappointed but it was interesting to see anyway. From outside it looks like an insignificant place. It looks like the Yale Bowl but bigger.

If any posters do go to Ann Arbor, don't forget to see Yost Arena. Keep in mind that the USCHO posters will be playing hockey there Saturday, at noon. Come and meet some of the posters you visit with here in the forum, and watch them play a game of hockey at old Yost.

alfablue
04-06-2010, 07:56 AM
Lokks like it's about .7 miles to Ford Field (Washington Blvd.-Park-Witherell-Adams-Brush). Looks safe enough to walk to the games Thur. and Sat. but how about coming back?

Considering that we will all be leaving the game at the same time, you will be walking with a bunch of people. I know I'm not worried about it.

One thing that will make you feel a little more comfortable- the sidewalks are very, very wide, so you can bias yourself away from dark corners and whatnot- if that kind of thing makes you nervous.

So many people are staying at the Book, HIX, and Fort Shelby that there should be a great crowd walking back to the hotels both nights.

jdevoejr
04-06-2010, 08:00 AM
Is it too early to get a look at the long range weather forecast for the Detroit area??

theprofromdover
04-06-2010, 08:02 AM
Is it too early to get a look at the long range weather forecast for the Detroit area??

No.

jdevoejr
04-06-2010, 08:48 AM
No.

Thanks!!:D

theprofromdover
04-06-2010, 08:50 AM
Thanks!!:D

http://www.wunderground.com/US/MI/Detroit.html

STATEdude3
04-06-2010, 09:29 AM
Just a little update...Ford Field has been open the last couple days. If anyone wants to walk in the front doors on Brush Street and check out the setup, check it out. It really is not what I expected. When I went by yesterday I was impressed. I did not venture into the upper bowl, but from the concourse and sections 103 to section 138 that I walked through.

jmh
04-06-2010, 11:46 AM
This is a random question, but are there any soccer bars in the vicinity of Ford Field? (Or, more generally, sports bars with DirecTV?) A friend and I are hoping to be able to catch a match on Thursday afternoon at 3, before the first semifinal.

STATEdude3
04-06-2010, 12:13 PM
This is a random question, but are there any soccer bars in the vicinity of Ford Field? (Or, more generally, sports bars with DirecTV?) A friend and I are hoping to be able to catch a match on Thursday afternoon at 3, before the first semifinal.

Downtown there is not exactly a "soccer bar" but there was quite a gathering for world cup games at the old Bookies a few years ago. Their new location is at 2208 Cass Ave. However they are a designated Frozen Four host bar, so it may just be too hockey-crazy this weekend.

jdevoejr
04-06-2010, 01:24 PM
This is a random question, but are there any soccer bars in the vicinity of Ford Field? (Or, more generally, sports bars with DirecTV?) A friend and I are hoping to be able to catch a match on Thursday afternoon at 3, before the first semifinal.

What's soccer?:confused:

STATEdude3
04-06-2010, 02:12 PM
For those purchasing tickets from StubHub at the last minute...they have an office located at 1555 Broadway Street, just 2 blocks from Ford Field where you can pick up tickets that you purchase in advance.

They also do sales on the spot there in case you go into Detroit without tickets and are looking to pick some up from a reliable source.

RockTheWhit
04-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Final plea - looking for ride to Plymouth, MI (~30 min) for game 4 of Windsor Spitfires vs. Plymouth Whalers (OHL). The Spits are the defending Memorial Cup champions and are up by 2 games (game 3 is tonight).

The rosters:
http://www.plymouthwhalers.com/players.html
http://www.windsorspitfires.com/roster.php

It should be a great game and I will be allowed to shoot it IF I can get there and obviously I need to let them know ASAP.

Please!!!

-Melissa

I'm not going either way, but I was browsing around a few different sites and couldn't find available tickets anywhere.

moe24
04-06-2010, 02:21 PM
This might have been posted earlier, but the Detroit Transportation Corp. is offering FF fans weekend passes for the Peoplemoverfor $5. They are good from Thursday to midnight Saturday. You can pick them up at their office at 1420 Washington Blvd, 3rd floor.

Avoid the PeopleMover at all costs. The locals call it the MuggerMover for a reason. You're safer walking the streets alone at night then you are riding the MuggerMover during peek traffic times.

BCMike22
04-06-2010, 02:27 PM
Avoid the PeopleMover at all costs. The locals call it the MuggerMover for a reason. You're safer walking the streets alone at night then you are riding the MuggerMover during peek traffic times.

Good tip, thanks.