Detroit is among the largest cities within the State of Michigan in the US with an estimated population of 912,062 residents. It is actually a major port on the Det river and it is because of this location of the city that it was named Detroit from the French word dtroit meaning a strait. It was first discovered in 1701 by the Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. Famous because of its emergence of the automotive centre as well as its music legacies, Det is known as the American metonym for automobiles industry. Following its success in team sports Detroit started to be known as the City of Champions from the 1930s.
Detroit is home to four professional sports teams in America with only the WNBAS Detroit Shock and NBAs Detroit Pistons that play in the suburban Auburn Hills. Ford Field, Comerica Park and the Joe Louis Arena are the major sports venues that this city has. Comerica Park is home to The Detroit Tigers who are a Major League Baseball Team. This baseball club was founded in 1894 and it has gone on to win four World Series Championships. They were also the winners of the American League 10 times. Since the year 2000 they were playing in the Tigers Stadium but have subsequently relocated to Comerica Park.
The basketball team from Detroit is the Detroit Pistols who use the Palace of Auburn Hills as their home base. Their sister team is known as the Detroit Shock, that is a part of the Womens National Basketball Association. The Detroit Shock has created news by winning three WNBA championships during 2003, 2006 and 2008 respectively. Like the Detroit Pistols, they also use the Palace of Auburn Hills as their home base.
American Football is another very well liked sport in Detroit. The professional football team from this region is called the Detroit Lions that happen to be a part of the National Football League in addition to the North Division of the National Football Conference and have been the winners of the National Football Championships 4 times. Their current home field is the Ford Field indoor football stadium that has the capacity to seat 70,000 football fans.
Detroits professional Ice Hockey team is called the Detroit Red Wings. It is among the most popular games played in Detroit giving it the name of Hockeytown. The Detroit red Wings are a part of the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League as well as of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. After playing for four decades within the Olympia Stadium they shifted their home base to the Joe Louis Arena.
Sailboat racing is another very well liked sport among the people in Detroit. They many yatch clubs in the area come under the governing purview of the Detroit Regional yatch Racing Association. They have both senior and junior sailing challenges and offer special sailing programs for juniors.
Taking spots challenge one stage further, making news is hydroplane racing. Detroit also offers an active and exciting hydroplane racing scene. The city holds an annual unlimited hydroplane boat race for the Gold Cup. Other sports that make news in Detroit are the F1 Championships in addition to wrestling events. Detroit has also hosted WWE events such as Wrestle Mania23 and Wrestle Mania III drawing huge crowds towards the city.