Fans head Downtown for big sports weekend in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Football fans filed in to Ford Field to see Bowling Green State University take on Pittsburgh Panthers in the 2013 Little Caesars Bowl. 

The Panthers appearance will be the first by an Atlantic Coast Conference team in the Detroit bowl game. Bowling Green's appearance will be its second appearance.

Across the street at Comerica Park,  it's all abouthockey. The baseball field has been replaced with an ice rink for this weekend's exciting Great Lakes Invitational. 

College hockey players will hit the ice Friday and Saturday, but Thursday night, some of the game's biggest names dusted off their skates.  Former members of the Red Wings got in some practice time. 

The players are getting ready for the big Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown, which is scheduled for December 31st. 

The alumni game is part of the excitement leading up to the Winter Classic.

 

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