Metro Detroiters Invited to ‘Get in the Game’ Saturday, April 23 on Downtown Bus Tour, Detroit Tigers Game, Tailgate Party

DETROIT, April 19 /PRNewswire/ — Metro Detroit residents will have an opportunity to “Get in the Game” Saturday, April 23 with a bus tour of new downtown development, a Detroit Tigers game, tailgating and a downtown pub crawl.

The events are designed to engage metro Detroiters to become part of the city’s positive change and encourage civic pride as the region gears up to host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Super Bowl XL and a host of other marquee events.

“An entire day will be devoted to the great things about downtown Detroit, including a Detroit Tigers game with pre-game tailgating, a post game pub crawl, and a ‘D-Tour’ bus tour of new development,” said Jim Townsend, executive director of the Tourism Economic Development Council. The Council is co-sponsoring “Get in the Game” Saturday with Detroit Synergy.

Details of the “Get in the Game” events are as follows:

Detroit Tigers Game – Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. Tailgating starts at 9:30 a.m. in Foxtown. Immediately after the game, pub crawlers are also invited to visit six neighborhood bars in the Foxtown and Harmonie Park areas for discounted drinks, free appetizers and more post-game fun. The bars include Hockeytown Cafe, Coaches Corner, Cock ‘N Bull, Detroit Beer Company, State Bar and The Hub. A Superpass for one individual is $25, and it includes game ticket, parking, t-shirt and pub crawl wristband. A Superpass for four people is $70 total. The pub crawl wristband and t-shirt only is $15.

D-Tours – The half-day bus D-Tour of new downtown development takes place on Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. The bus tour begins at the GM Renaissance Center and includes an overview of the new GM Wintergarden at the center and the massive riverfront revitalization project underway. The tour explores the new Campus Martius Park, Compuware headquarters and the many developments along the lower Woodward corridor. Midtown Detroit and its new galleries, restaurants and residential projects are showcased before the tour concludes at noon. Cost is $20 per person.

For more information, metro Detroiters should call 313-202-1949. Registration deadline is Friday, April 22.

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