Donielle Flynn

City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Allen Park has some amazing landmarks and attractions. This week, we celebrate Allen Park, City of the Week with WCSX!

The home of the Lions HQ and practice fields is impressive in and of itself. describes the facility as having a 95,000-square-foot indoor practice field, with state-of-the-art training and treatment facilities. The Lions also throw a great party for the fans at the beginning of each season.

Allen Park is home to the Uniroyal Giant Tire which has a fascinating history. The tire has resided on the side of I-94 for nearly 60 years. It was originally a Ferris wheel at the 1964 World Fair! The wheel was moved in 188 pieces from New York to Michigan and took 4 months to be constructed. Scroll down for more facts on the Uniroyal Giant Tire and more.

Allen Park – City of the Week!

Another Allen Park landmark came about thanks to Big Jim’s House and the Allen Park community: Bob Seger Boulevard!  Before Pine Knob changed its address to Bob Seger Drive, Allen Park was home to Bob Seger Boulevard!

Scroll down to learn about Allen Park! City of the Week with WCSX!

  • Grit!

    Allen Park is home to the Detroit Lions Headquarters and practice field.

    Detroit Lions Cheerleaders pose for a picture with 3 fans

    Rory and the Lions Cheerleaders

    The event is a free, but ticketed event each preseason.  The Lions DO IT UP.  City of The Week attended the event a few years back and we were blown away at how much was going on for this event.  The 2023 event sold out (shocker).  Details haven’t been announced for 2024 yet, but here’s the link you should keep handy for next season if you want to get tickets before they’re gone: Detroit Lions Training Camp


  • The Uniroyal Giant Tire

    Allen Park is home to the Uniroyal Giant Tire, the largest non-production tire scale model ever built, and one of the world’s largest roadside attractions.  The Uniroyal Tire was a Ferris wheel at the 1964 New York World’s Fair! The ride held up to 96 people at one time.  During its time at the World Fair, the Ferris wheel carried more than 2 million riders! It was moved to Allen Park in 1966.

  • Bowling Champions

    Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park has hosted many Professional Bowlers Association tournaments beginning in 2009 when Thunderbowl hosted the inaugural PBA World Series of Bowling and most recently, the tenth anniversary of the event.

  • Home of Bob Seger Boulevard

    The next time you are grabbing Culvers in Allen Park, take a drive on Bob Seger Boulevard. City of The Week stops by every so often for sign maintenance.

    man on top of a ladder cleaning a street sign that reads "Bob Seger Boulevard" in Allen PArk.  A woman holds the ladder from the ground.

    We couldn’t leave Allen Park without visiting Bob Seger Boulevard – So we cleaned it!

  • Naming Rights

    Allen Park was named after Lewis Allen, a pioneer lumberman and landowner who owned a large area of what would become the villages of Allen Park and Melvindale.

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