In Detroit, a 50-year-old baseball home is reborn

Written by CNN Staff If you find yourself sitting at your office’s circular windows before lunch and wondering what is really going on in the world, look at what’s happening in the city of…

In Detroit, a 50-year-old baseball home is reborn

Written by CNN Staff

If you find yourself sitting at your office’s circular windows before lunch and wondering what is really going on in the world, look at what’s happening in the city of Detroit.

Well, I hope it’s only just for a short while.

The Flat Rock Entertainment Complex, which is within walking distance of Michigan Stadium, has a new attraction. It is called, in the sports-mad state, The Caverns, and it is home to baseball’s former stadium, Tiger Stadium.

Tigers fans will recognize that name; the stadium was where the team called home before its current house at Comerica Park.

Fans can now hit the field on a stolen base from the 1956 Tigers, batting practice outfitted with modern equipment and first aid tents (by way of homage to some World War II veterans).

While you’re there, are you willing to endure a costume throwback to ’36?

No. 6 Michigan, No. 8 Michigan State meet with high stakes

Then again, no trip to Detroit is complete without a visit to the Detroit Public Library , home to the second-largest African-American collection in the US.

Tall, imposing, gray granite librarianships carry records from Detroit’s history, dating back to the early 1800s. The latest display shows ’40s blues singer Bea Mae’s dressing room.

Thankfully, the calendar has one last postseason game to focus on. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, fans can follow their hearts to the Little Caesars Arena , a futuristic arena that carries with it the coolest names of all: Little Caesars Arena and Art Van Furniture Arena.

Aerial image of the Little Caesars Arena. Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

It’s been open for less than a year, but it’s already become the second largest city in Michigan. Just check out these impressive renderings of the new indoor sports facility:

Catering to an adult crowd, Little Caesars Arena offers approximately 7,600 seats and seating “champagne-level” seating in its private suites. Many of the seats are angled directly at the basketball court. To top it off, the joint is heated and air-conditioned, which is great for finding a living room-like atmosphere even in the midst of Michigan winter.

How to enter the Little Caesars Arena karaoke contest: “To win a $3,000 prize, we will be evaluating talent on a strict set of criteria.”

For visitors who can’t make it out to Detroit, don’t worry; tickets will be on sale shortly. There’s also the 24th Annual Towering Legends Gala, “featuring an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the history of the sports facility.”

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