In our travels, Joel and I have been to quite a few doubleheaders. Depending on the time of year and size of the city you’re in, it can actually be pretty simple to find a way to double up on sporting events (if you’re trying to spend all your time watching sports like us). A tripleheader, on the other hand, is downright hard. You need the right time of year, perfect timing, and stadiums in fairly close proximity to each other. Fortunately, we lucked upon just that in our second to last day of the Midwest Sports trip. Little Caesars was hosting its first ever college basketball games with a doubleheader featuring both Michigan and Michigan State up against some smaller local teams, and the NFL was having a random set of Saturday games, with Detroit playing in the late afternoon. The stadiums were within walking distance of each other and the college basketball slate started early, so we embarked on our full day of sports with gusto!
We again opted to park in the Little Caesars parking garage, which was an even better deal with going to the Lions game. Afterwards, we got the car to drive to the restaurant since it was so cold, but I would have rather walked after dealing with finding another parking spot in the downtown garages. Between that and the bar cover charge, we ended up spending a pretty penny for bar food.
The walk from Little Caesars to Ford Field wasn’t bad, especially since we were apparently not the only ones making a day of it. We walked past Comerica Park on the way, which piqued my interest for going back when it’s significantly warmer for some baseball.
Overall it was an awesome day, but if we do a tripleheader again, I hope it’s closer to the beginning of the trip. I was tired and missing my pups by this point, so I don’t think I appreciated just how cool the experience was until we were at the football game. However, looking back, I fully appreciate how much of a bucket list item going to a tripleheader is!
Just a couple of sports fans touring the world, one stadium at a time.