Get your game on at the Big Game Detroit Rally to root for the “Green & White” or “Maize & Blue” at the admission free Alumni Flag Football games. Sign-up to participate at DowntownDetroitParks.com.
Enjoy tasty Chili and Mac & Cheese samplings from over a dozen Detroit restaurants & vote for your favorites!
Admission for the Tailgate Party is $10 and includes food samples, a commemorative pint glass, keepsake photo and live entertainment by the Thornetta Davis Band.
Atwater Beer Garden with Craft Beer & Cocktails available for purchase.
EATS & TREATS DETAILS
Entertainment & Restaurants to be Announced
CHILI & MAC N’ CHEESE TAILGATE PARTY
Entertainment to be Announced
Tickets Are Limited
– Reserve Early!
Tickets Include Scrumptious Food Samples by Detroit Restaurants, Entertainment,
Keepsake Photos, Commemorative Pint Glass & Beer Garden.
Atwater Beer & Cocktails Available for Purchase
11:00AM – 2PM
The day’s festivities officially kick-off with the pep rally featuring celebrity announcer play-by-play calls, cheerleaders and marching bands from Denby High School and Cass Technical High School.
11:00AM – 1:00 PM
ALUMNI FLAG FOOTBALL GAME
Fans can wear their colors and cheer for their team at the Alumni Flag Football Games. Come Play Detroit officials will referee. Local sports media will serve as play-by-play announcers. The games will take place on the Campus Martius Park North Lawn.
Game 1: U-M vs U-M Team Blue vs Team Maize
Game 2: MSU vs MSU Team Green vs Team White
Finals: U-M vs MSU Game 1 Winner vs Game 2 Winner.
Sign Up To Play.
1:00PM – 2:00PM TUG-O-WAR & SACK RAVE COMPETITIONS
Alumni from both universities and the general public participate in some friendly competition. Come Play Detroit officials will referee.
Tug-of-War will take place at the Beach at Campus Martius Park.
Sack Races will take place on the Campus Martius Park North Lawn.
Sign Up To Participate.
All participant have a chance to win 2 tickets for the MSU vs. U-M Party Bus Saturday, October 17th ($110 value).
Bus trip only: Royal Oak & Livonia/Novi to Ann Arbor and return.
No football game tickets provided.
2:00PM – 5:00PM HAPPY HOUR
The school spirit and friendly rivalry continues throughout the day with the Big Game Happy Hour with live DJ music plus food and drink specials from the Beach Bar and Grille.
5:00PM – 8:00PM CHILI & MAC N’ CHEESE TAILGATE PARTY
“Blue” and “Green” enthusiasts can enjoy plenty of mouthwatering chili & mac n’ cheese as more than a dozen area restaurants compete for People’s Choice Awards. This $10 ticketed event will feature tasty samplings from a huge line up of Detroit restaurants.
ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
About Campus Martius Park and the Downtown Parks
This 11th Annual Summer in the Parks season for all four downtown parks and spaces is produced by the Detroit 300 Conservancy, an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, with the support of the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department.
Established in 2004, Campus Martius Park, Detroit’s Gathering Place and Downtown centerpiece, is a legacy gift to the city of Detroit from the Detroit 300 Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that designed, built, operates and programs the Park through businesses, foundations, and individual donations. The internationally recognized Campus Martius Park has helped catalyze Downtown Detroit’s transformation with over $1 Billion of new investment. The Park is the recipient of the first ever Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Open Space Award, one of the APA’s Top Ten Great Public Spaces in America, the USA Today’s “Top Ten US Parks That Has Helped Revive Their Cities” and the Downtown Detroit Parnership’s Perception Survey Number One Voted Downtown Destination.