Lions Fans Invited to Kick Off Season with Tailgate Party & MTV Show Filming at Garden City Store Grand Re-Opening

Sep 06, 2012, 10:26 ET from Fanatic U

GARDEN CITY, Mich., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Lions are getting set to kick off the 2012 season, Fanatic U invites you to come celebrate the kickoff of its remodeled and expanded Garden City store. The event will also be filmed by MTV as part of a pilot TV show.

Fans are invited to the store, located at 30409 Ford Rd., on Sunday, Sept. 9 to enjoy a family-friendly tailgate party complete with free snacks, nonalcoholic beverages and a chance to win front row tickets to an upcoming Tigers Game.  Doors open early at 9:00 a.m. with all-day discounts on all gear. Drawing takes place at 11:30 a.m. Must be present to win!

MTV will be on hand to film the event as part of a pilot TV show for MTV International featuring Fanatic U. Fans are invited to hang out at the store to watch the game. 

"Lions fans deserve a party to kick off the season, check out our new store and show MTV that we have the best fans in the country," said Greg Every, owner of Fanatic U. 

The store just completed its 1,000-square foot expansion into an adjacent space and went through an over $150,000 renovation including all new Detroit team-themed displays, interactive props and TV/video system to help customers feel like they're already at the game.  The store also has improved infrastructure and operations, including new floor-to-ceiling carpet, interior ceiling, roof, walls, displays, point of sale system, offices, warehouse and computer system, and exciting new merchandise.

"We are as fired up for the football season as the fans are," Every said.  "They put the 'fanatic' in Fanatic U!"

Along with the original Garden City store, Fanatic U also has stores at 15526 W. 12 Mile Rd, Southfield; 16750 Allen Rd, Taylor, and; 31896 Groesbeck Hwy., Fraser. You can also shop online at

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