I'm planning on making the trip with a buddy from Vancouver to Detroit this February to catch my first game ever at the Joe.I will probably stay 1 or 2 nights. Do you guys have any helpful advice? I could use tips from anything to accomadations to travel, etc I'm a poor college student so cost saving is a must!
Food is cheap if you eat out. Especially since you're from Vancouver. I'm assuming you're staying downtown so if you're hungry go to Greektown. Fishbones and Pizza Papalis are well priced and damn good. Niki's down the street is great, too. The pizza is filling and cheap as hell compared to ridiculous canadian prices. That and it's better food than anything where you're from judging from my time in AB and BC. Check out Astoria in Greektown too. You could eat yourself fat in that place.
People mover is a cheap way to get around. 75 cents and runs very frequently. However to get anywhere outside of Detroit you're likely going to need a car to make it easy. Various bus routes and "the detroit bus" run outside of the city but don't count on it, rent a car if you can. People mover will take you right to the Joe though.
What hotel are you staying at?