As the largest city of the state of Michigan, there are many individuals living in the Midwest will flock to Detroit to take in the sights of the city. The city is known for being the capital of America’s automobile industry, which is why it is often given the name of Motor City. After a slight decrease in the population of the downtown city area, Detroit has made an effort in recent years to build a reputation as an entertainment hub of the Midwest.
In the past few years, three casino resort hotels, a revitalized riverfront area and some new stadiums have been constructed in the downtown area to bring new life to the city. The effort has paid off and downtown Detroit is now filled with numerous entertainment options for those living in the area.
Detroit is actually one of the twelve cities in the United States that is home to four major professional sports teams. Basketball fans can watch the NBA Detroit Pistons team play in The Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills. The downtown Comerica Park, is home to the city’s Major League Baseball team the Detroit Tigers. Those interested in tickets to an NFL game can see the Detroit Lions play downtown at Ford Field. The successful NHL team the Detroit Red WIngs also play downtown in the Joe Louis Arena.
Since the 1940’s, there has been a prominent live music scene in downtown Detroit, which often gives the name the nickname of Motown. The greater metropolitan area has numerous live music venues, with many large-stage concerts being held at the DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Those who enjoy classical music can also see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform at the Orchestra Hall.
There are also numerous opportunities to see live theatrical performances in the area thanks to the Detroit Theatre District. This is the second largest theater district in the United States and hosts major Broadway performances at venues like the Detroit Opera House, the Fisher Theatre, Fox Theatre, Music Hall, Gem Theater, Masonic Temple Theater, St. Andrews Hall, The Fillmore Detroit, and the Majestic Theatre.