97.1 The Ticket to Host Sportsfest at the Rock Financial Showplace on Saturday, March 20
First Time Event Featuring All Four Major Detroit Sports Teams Under One Roof
SportsFest will bring together fans and activities related to all four major local sports teams for a fun filled interactive day for sports lovers and families. 97.1 The Ticket, which can be heard on-air, online at www.971theticket.com and through mobile devices, will broadcast live from SportsFest beginning at 10 a.m. The event will showcase premier areas designated to each Detroit sports team featuring youth clinics, pro shops, memorabilia displays, mascot appearances, sports courts, speed pitch machines, inflatables and more. Other show highlights include autograph sessions with current and former Detroit players, a Sports Pub to watch the college basketball tournament, roundtable discussions with Ticket personalities, contests, and a Minor Leagues area for the kids. 97.1’s Ticket Chicks will be onsite along with the Detroit Pistons Dance Team Automotion.
“Detroit’s sports fans are the most passionate and dedicated fans around. SportsFest was created as a one day free fan fest to recognize this passion and thank our listeners and fans,” said Program Director Jimmy Powers.
Owned and operated by CBS RADIO, 97.1 The Ticket is Detroit’s sports station, offering play-by-play for the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States is a division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. In Detroit, CBS RADIO also owns and operates WOMC-FM, WYCD-FM, WVMV-FM, WXYT AM/FM and WWJ-AM.