02 March 2023

DETROIT (March 2, 2023) – MGM Grand Detroit is sponsoring the 2023 Military & Veteran Appreciation Nights on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth Township. Partnering with USA Hockey’s National Development Program and the Michigan Veterans Region 9 VCAT, the event will be dedicated to supporting and celebrating veterans, active military, military families and all first responders, with complimentary game tickets.

Over the military-themed weekend, Team USA will play a pair of home games as the U.S. National Under-17 Team will host the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms on both nights.  Each game will feature special military guests, interactive games, resource and information tables and giveaways at USA Hockey Arena.

Featured along the arena concourse for both nights will be a face-painting station, meet and greet with Rosie the Riveters, a slap-shot station with Motor City Veterans Hockey, Paw Patrol character appearances and more family-fun activities.

A new display this year will be a Michigan memorial experience, a veteran-based exhibit that will pay homage to veterans in the state. The exhibit will be shown along the south wall on the main entrance side and all fans are invited to go in throughout the game. The memorial experience will be set up on both nights this weekend.

Team USA will honor veterans at all media timeouts throughout both games on the weekend. Prior to puck drop on each night, there will be a pregame ceremony to highlight our local heroes and both games will feature an honorary puck drop.

About MGM Grand Detroit 

MGM Grand Detroit, winner of AAA’s Four Diamond Award, is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. The 147,000-square foot casino includes Detroit’s premier poker room, nearly 150 table games, and nearly 2,800 of the hottest slots and video poker machines. Guests enjoy signature restaurants including Detroit’s modern steakhouse & lounge, D.PRIME; the hotel’s own sports pub, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit; an urban food hall, Detroit Central Market; several bars and lounges; Detroit’s premier sports betting destination, BetMGM Sports Lounge; Topgolf Swing Suite; and IMMERSE, the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).??For more information, visit?mgmgranddetroit.com?or call toll free at (877) 888-2121.