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Detroit Daily Round-Up 3/11: St. Patrick's Day Parade returns to Detroit this weekend, Tigers baseball back on and more

Ashanti Seabron
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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. The best day of the week is finally here — I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, March 11, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

St. Patrick's Day Parade returning to Detroit
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Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Detroit's St. Patrick's Day parade will make its return to Corktown this Sunday.

The event typically attracts between 80,000 and 100,000 fans every year, and this year's will mark the parade's 62nd anniversary in Detroit.

Mike Kelly, president of the United Irish Societies, which hosts the parade, expressed his excitement about the parade's return to the city.

"On behalf of the United Irish Societies, parade sponsors and participants, we’re thrilled to be back and know this year’s event will be better than ever with all of the positive momentum in Corktown for everyone who lives, works and spends time there," Kelly said.

MLB lockout ends, Tigers Opening Day set for April 8
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Following the end of the MLB lockout on Thursday, Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers is set to take place on April 8 at home against the Chicago White Sox.

The agreement between the players and owners is expected to result in a full 162-game schedule, and the Tigers' spring training games will begin on March 18 against the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Wayne County to invest $90 million into roads, bridge infrastructure
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According to the Wayne County Department of Public Services, Wayne County will invest around $90 million into its roads and bridge infrastructures by the fall of 2022.

More than 25 roads and over 10 bridges are set to see massive renovations due to the investment.

St. Andrew's Hall deemed unsafe after venue's floor appears to sway during concert
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On Thursday, a city inspector ruled Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall unsafe following the movement of the venue's floor during a concert earlier this week.

During Baby Keep's performance at SAH on Tuesday, the show was ended early when the floor appeared to sway underneath a mass number of concert goers.

According to operators of St. Andrew's Hall, they expect to know more about upcoming performances in the near future.

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