Detroit, Michigan is a home to the four major sports teams. Three major active sports venues that include Comerica Park, Ford Field and Joe Louis Arena are located within the city. You can always find a sporting event within the city including baseball, football, basketball, hockey and much more. You should never miss the fun of live sporting event in Detroit. Some of the best teams in the Detroit, Michigan are listed below -
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1. Detroit Pistons
2. Detroit Tigers
3. Detroit Lions
4. Detroit Red Wings
A professional team, Detroit Pistons is based in Detroit, Michigan. The team was founded in 1941. Detroit Pistons currently are a member of the Central Division of the eastern conference in the a National Basketball Association (NBA). The team play their home games at the “Palace of Auburn Hills” in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
The team finished its first season with the record of 15-9. During 1979-80 season the team began to play with the record of 16-66 and following up with a 21-61 record in 1980-81. In 1982, the team drafted center Bill Laimbeer and guard Vinnie Johnson. The team finished its 2006 season with the record of 68-18.
The team joined NBA in 1948. The Pistons were established as Fort Wayne and in 1957 renamed as Detroit Pistons. Flip Saunders is the current head coach of the team. The Pistons have won five leagus championships and five conference titles. The team’s colors are: red, white, and blue.
A Major League Baseball team, Detroit Tigers is based in Detroit, Michigan. The team was established in 1894. The tigers are a member of the American League Central Division. The team play their home games at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Tigers are the 2006 American League champions.
The team has won four World Series titles (1984,1968,1945,1935), ten AL Pennants (2006, 1984, 1968,1945, 1940, 1935, 1934, 1909, 1908,1907), three east division titles (1987,1984, 1972), and one Wild Card Berth (2006). The team played their first Western League game at Bennett Park on April 28, 1896, defeating the Columbus Senators 17-2.
The team won their first American League pennant in 1907. From 1979 to 1995, the Tigers were managed by the George "Sparky" Anderson who further made the bold move of predicting a pennant winner within 5 years. In 2001, Florida Marlins was hired as team president. The team finished its 2001 season with 55-106 record.
An American football team, Detroit Tigers is from Detroit, Michigan. The Lions were established in 1930. Earlier the team was founded as Portsmouth Spartans but due to poor revenues and great depression, the team shifted to Detroit in 1934. Rod Marinelli is the current head coach of the team.
During 1950s, the team won three league championship in 1952, 1953, and 1957. The 1990s is considered as one of the most successful decades in team history as the Lions made the playoffs three times i.e. in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1999. In 2000, Matt Millen was hired as the president and CEO of the team. The team finished its 2006 season with the record of 3-13.
The team play their home games at Ford Field that is an indoor football stadium situated in Detroit, Michigan. The team has won four NFL League Championships, four Conference championship and four Division Championship. The team’s colors are: honolulu blue, silver, and black. The team’s mascot name is Roary.
Detroit Red Wings
A professional ice hockey team, Detroit Red Wings is based in Detroit, Michigan. The team was founded in 1920 and currently are a member of the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). Mike Babcock is the current head coach of the team. The Detroit Red Wings are cosidered as one of the most popular NHL teams.
The team finished its 2006 season with the record of 58-16. The team play their home games at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The team was established as Detroit Cougars and renamed as Detroit Falcons in 1930 and again after two years in 1932 it was renamed as Detroit Red Wings. The team’s colors are: red and white.
Since their foundation the team has won ten Stanley Cups ( 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002), four ConferenChampionships (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002) and sixteen Division Championships (1934, 1936, 1937, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007). Detroit is also known as Hockeytown.