Iconic Sports Venue Bracket: It was Tiger Stadium vs. Olympia Stadium in the final. Here’s who won

Iconic Sports Venue Bracket. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Which Detroit-area sports venue is the most iconic of all?

Our newest bracket challenge -- the Iconic Sports Venue Bracket -- sought to settle the debate once and for all. We selected 16 of our top sports venues -- from the past and the present -- to build the ultimate challenge for the thrill seekers.

We had about 7,500 votes in this challenge, and a few really close matchups. But in the end, it was two of the most iconic venues in the bracket facing off in the final: Tiger Stadium and Olympia Stadium.

And in the end, it wasn’t even close. The winner was Tiger Stadium, which received about 75% of the votes. Tiger Stadium was our No. 1 overall seed.

Tiger Stadium, previously known as Navin Field and Briggs Stadium, was the home of the Tigers from 1912 to 1999, seeing World Series championships in 1968 and 1984, and is where the Lions played from 1938 to 1974.

The stadium, at the “corner” of Trumbull Avenue and Michigan Avenue, hosted its last Tigers game in 1999, and was eventually demolished in 2009. Nowadays, a new baseball field and housing development sits on the lot.

Tiger Stadium, Detroit, Michigan 1998 (Wikipedia)

Thanks to everyone who voted! It was a fun one to watch play out. Stay tuned for our next bracket later this spring.

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The final Iconic Sports Venue Bracket below:


About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.