Special Edition: Motor City Bowl Preview

BlueRaiderZone.com takes you inside the Motor City Bowl. From pregame festivities to the post game show, the BlueRaiderZone has you covered.

The MTSU Blue Raiders will participate in their first bowl game since moving up to D-1A. They will take on the MAC champions of Central Michigan at 7:30 (6:30 Central) on ESPN. BlueRaiderZone.com will provide you with everything you need to know about the match-up between the two teams and all the festivities surrounding the 10th annual Motor City Bowl.

Location: Ford Field

Home of the Detroit Lions and Super Bowl XL!

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit's entertainment district, Ford Field is an industry-leading sports and entertainment development that hosts - in addition to Lions football - sporting events, concerts, banquets, corporate meetings, special events and much more.

Ford Field will also house a variety of tenants including restaurants, entertainment venues and business offices.

Our primary goal is for you to enjoy unique and exciting experiences at Ford Field. We are certain that the excitement of the National Football League, coupled with an unrivaled mix of high-end entertainment, will make for a year-round family destination that is fun, first-class and distinctively Detroit.

Pre-Game Festivities: The Rhino will be Blue Raider Central on game day. Come join all the Blue Raider fans as they get geared up to cheer the Blue Raiders to victory. Festivities begin at 2:00.

Other sights to see in Detroit: Greektown, Detroit
The ouzo flows and the souvlaki sizzles on Monroe Street, the center of an ethnic section of Detroit dominated by Greek restaurants and businesses.

MGM Grand Detroit Casino, Detroit
The ironic setting for the MGM Grand (a former IRS building) is only temporary; a permanent casino is to be built along the riverfront.
Attraction type: Casino

Renaissance Center, Detroit
Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on the 72nd floor.
Attraction type: Architectural building; Observation deck/tower

Ambassador Bridge, Detroit
At the time this bridge was built in 1929 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

GM World, Detroit
Twenty-five General Motors cars and trucks are showcased in this elaborate setting.

Belle Isle, Detroit
This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River contains the Belle Isle Zoo and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.

MotorCity Casino, Detroit
A casino where you don't need to gamble? That's the idea at MotorCity, designed to satisfy gamblers and non-gamblers alike with its comprehensive gaming offerings and dining and entertainment delights. Its restaurants, which range from fine dining to barbecue, are run by one of the two certified master chefs in Michigan.

Greektown Casino, Detroit
From Baccarat and Blackjack to Craps and Caribbean Stud, this lively casino ensures an exciting gaming experience.

In the next edition, the BlueRaiderZone will focus on the actual game and the key match-ups between the two teams.

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