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The National Football League's Detroit Lions played outside the city at the Pontiac Silverdome since abandoning Detroit's Tiger Stadium at the end of the 1974 season. In 2002, The Lions moved back to the city and into their new digs at Ford Field, a massive 65,000-seat stadium of steel and glass in the city's downtown entertainment district. Besides sporting events, the facility holds concerts, banquets, corporate events and other special events as well.
One of the many spirited attractions in downtown Detroit, Comerica Park is an extensive verdant field which has been a host to some iconic sporting events and concerts in the past. Named after the bank whose funds made its creation possible, Comerica Park overlooks some of the soaring high-rises residing in the city's downtown. Home ground of the Detroit Tigers, this sprawling ballpark is anything but a run-of-the-mill, neighborhood stadium. Strewn across its course are glorious tiger statues, a baseball-themed Ferris wheel, and the enormous Chevrolet Fountain. Hence, Comerica Park harbors a lively, further amplified by enthusiastic cheers and celebrations when the Tigers hit a home run. The ballpark is also home to the Big Cat Court, which offers a wealth of delectable foods like pretzels, deli sandwiches, French fries, Chicago-style hot dogs and more.
Set in the historic Mackenzie Hall, Common Ground Art Gallery is among the prominent galleries in the city since its inception in 1986. This artist-run gallery showcases various forms of visual arts in its exhibition. It is a platform for upcoming artists in the area and its aim to promote awareness of art in the city, has seen several engaging exhibits over the years.
Mackenzie Hall was built in the mid 19th century and has a rich history behind it. This building was originally used as a courthouse, jail, and gallows and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Today Mackenzie Hall is the hub of the cities cultural activities and frequently hosts live music performances, concerts, art exhibitions, theater, social events, and also conducts classes and workshops that focus on igniting the cultural and artistic spark within. The building itself is a beautiful example of architecture in the early Windsor years and is a must visit when in the city.
When it first opened in 1925, The Fillmore Detroit was called The State Theater. Like many downtown Detroit movie houses, it has gone through numerous incarnations, from legitimate theater to burlesque to art-house cinema. Adjacent to the Fox Theatre, it's now in the center of downtown's hot zone. As a popular venue, with a dozen bars sprinkled throughout its ornate interior, a high-tech video wall and a tri-level cabaret style set-up, it's perfect for parties. It's also used for concerts and movies. Patrons gawk at the white marble staircase, crystal chandelier and Corinthian columns in the lobby, and at statues of knights in armor guarding the stage.
The Duff Baby House is located along the banks of the Detroit River and was constructed in the last decade of the 18th century. Named after its original owners, Alexander Duff And James Baby, the house is a classic example of Georgian style architecture and is very well looked after by the Ontario Heritage Trust. It now stands as a museum that showcases interesting exhibits that offer insights into the life and culture of Canada in the 19th century and is well worth a visit when in the city.