I was actually pretty hopeful Detroit would get it. As much as people bag on Detroit (insert generic slam here), it's got perfect locations for all the events. I watched Austin's bid and Detroit's bid and I objectively liked Detroit's better. Call me a homer if you will be the bid was so much sweeter. Heck, even people in Austin said Detroit wanted it more
Too bad this time around, but maybe 3 years from now it'll come back this way.