Aftermath of Tigers Opening Day: Red cups, blood, rotting food, vomit, broken windows & beer bottles
Cars left in parking lots were broken into. Wind-blown red cups drifted onto exit ramps. Shards of glass were scattered across busy streets and sidewalks.
Oh, the joy of Opening Day.
Early Friday afternoon, tens of thousands of Tigers fans, predominately from the suburbs, wedged into downtown for a day of debauchery and baseball Friday afternoon.
It wasn’t clear just how much fun everyone had until the sun rose this morning, shining light on piles of garbage and broken glass that stretched for more than a mile along Woodward and Cass. And what a sight it was.
Cars left in parking lots were broken into. Wind-blown red cups drifted onto exit ramps. Shards of glass were scattered across roads and sidewalks.
Photos by Steve Neavling
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.