2022 NCAA D1 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Welcome to Detroit! Home of American innovation, a one-of-a-kind culture, muscle cars, mouthwatering food and most importantly, the sports lover’s paradise. The Detroit Sports Commission and the University of Michigan are proud to welcome the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships to Detroit!

This year’s tournament will take place at the new Little Caesars Arena (LCA) from March 17-19. For three days of intense competition, this 33-man tournament is conducted in 10 weight classes, crowning individual national champions and the top eight in the double-elimination format will be honored as All-Americans.

This guide is curated by our editors to ensure that all visitors and wrestling fans can experience a taste of what Detroit has to offer in a matter of three days. Learn more about the neighborhoods surrounding LCA, peruse itineraries filled with Detroit gems and must-sees, Detroiters favorite places to eat and drink, what to do in the city when the sun goes down, transportation options and more.

Neighborhoods
Corktown
Corktown Detroit, one of Detroit's places to visit

Corktown

Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently, one of Detroit’s most popular neighborhoods to visit. Find this hipster haven with lots of friendly pubs, restaurants and dive bar hangouts.

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The District

The District

The District’s main feature is the Little Caesars Arena, home to the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions. The surrounding block fills the rest of the District with restaurants, retail and local small businesses.

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Eastern Market

Eastern Market

One of the country’s oldest farmers markets, Eastern Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays is full of fruit, veggies, flowers, food and more. Beyond the market, you’ll find the highest concentration of murals in the city, unique restaurants, retailers, and more.

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Entertainment District
Detroit Lions Watch Party at Beacon Park

Entertainment District

This downtown district is a hub of big activity with theaters, music venues and two of downtown’s professional sports facilities, Comerica Park and Ford Field, side by side.

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Greektown
Greektown in downtown Detroit

Greektown

Walk the streets of Greektown, and take in the people, the atmosphere and the authentic feel of old world Greece. Home to one of three Detroit casinos.

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Midtown
Midtown Detroit aerial northeast view

Midtown

Home to Wayne State University, Shinola and the major cultural institutions, Midtown boasts unique art galleries and markets, quirky independent retail shops, clubs and some of the best don’t-want-to-miss cuisine in metro Detroit. One of the area’s most walkable, eccentric communities.

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Rivertown
Belle Isle, places to visit in Detroit

Rivertown

This walkable riverfront community welcomes bikers, walkers and sightseers alike. The Detroit International RiverWalk connects bars, restaurants, an amphitheater and other public amenities. Rent a bike, take a tour, enjoy views of Detroit’s international neighbor, Canada.

Things to Do on the Detroit Riverfront