Ford Field History
Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, is one of the league's
premier venues, costing $500 million to build at the time of construction. Set in downtown Detroit, Ford Field was built to
give fans the best views of any venue in the NFL, with the upper levels closer to the field than any other stadium. Originally
planned as an outdoor stadium, Ford Field offers fans plenty of natural light, through skylights, offering fans an incredible
game day experience. Opening in 2002 as a part of a complex that includes the picturesque Comerica Park, home of Major League
Baseball's Detroit Tigers, Ford Field is known for its incorporation of the 1920's era Hudson Warehouse. The warehouse houses
132 suites, shops and amazing restaurants, and adds a piece of Detroit history to the new, modern center of downtown Detroit.
Besides the regular season games for the Lions, Ford Field has hosted many great events, including Super Bowl XL in 2006,
when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks. Hosting a Super Bowl is an enormous boon for a city, especially
in a cold weather climate. Ford Field saw a record 80,000 fans attend WrestleMania 23 at the stadium.
Ford Field sees a lot of great events each year, but the biggest attraction is the Detroit Lions football year
of the National Football League. The Lions are ready to hit the field this season and take on all comers, and there are some
great games on the docket in 2014. On September 21st the Green Bay Packers will take the field there to do battle with the
Lions in an NFC North rivalry game. The Packers always play the Lions tough, and this time it should be no different, and
it will be a great game to see in person. The Chicago Bears will come to town on November 27th for another NFC North clash.
The Bears and Lions have a great rivalry that goes back a long way, and the biggest Lions fans will see this game unfold right
before their eyes. Check out the rest of the schedule to see the other Lions home games and any other events coming down the
pipe at Ford Field.
Detroit, Michigan, set on the US-Canada border, is an All American
city. The home of "Big Three," Chrysler, General Motors and Ford, Detroit is the home of the American automakers who have
shaped the fate of Detroit, good and bad. Besides automobiles, Detroit has also influenced the world with its groundbreaking
art and music, especially the famed Motown Records. Motown was founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr. and launched the career
of icons of American music like Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Jackson
Five. Motown became more than just a record label, but a symbol of racial integration when black recording artists broke down
barriers and ruled the airwaves. Detroit has had its ups and downs, but is critical to the social, economic and artistic history
Ford Field Seating Layout
Ford Field is a great place to catch an NFL game, among other events,
and is capable of housing up to 65,000 fans for football games. The venue can also be expanded to fit up to 70,000 if need
be, For basketball games played at Ford Field, the capacity is 78,000.
Ford Field Trivia
Lions wide receiver recently set a new record for the most receiving yards in a single season?
The answer is Calvin
Johnson. Johnson is one of the best players currently in the National Football League and looks destined to become a Hall
of Fame player.