Ford Field History
Football is king at Ford Field for a reason, and that's because the Lions are always in the
middle of one intense battle or another that is sure to be the talk of the town leading up to the opening kick-off. Taking
over for the Pontiac Silverdome, Ford Field opened in 2002 and quickly became a very important part of the local sports scene,
as the Lions have a very strong following that goes back decades and generations. And once you're there in the stands, you'll
understand loud and clear what all the excitement is about, as the Lions always play in front of a very passionate crowd that
turns up in droves to see the Lions to light up the scoreboard and put on a show.
But it isn't just a great place for
Lions football, as it also held Super Bowl XL in 2006, with rock legends The Rolling Stones providing a very memorable halftime
show. It also tends to be a venue with plenty of other great events, including amazing shows from Madonna, Taylor Swift, Justin
Timberlake and Jay-Z, making this one of those venues you'll want to check the calendar of no matter the type of live entertainment
The NFL Experience
Dating back millennia, people have been gathering for intense spectator sports,
and that's not something likely to change any time in the near future. Obviously things have changed quite a bit since the
days of Roman chariot racing, but there are still some big-time sports that routinely turn out fans by the tens of thousands.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that one of the premier sporting events of the day is the college football,
though that's something that you'll have to see first-hand to truly appreciate. Ditch the couch and get out to the stands
for a game loaded with unbelievable players that could be headed to the next level.
Lions hit the field to take on an intense competitor, there is only one place to be, and it definitely isn't sitting on your
couch watching on your disappointing flatscreen. Get out and see a game filled to the brim with playmakers that know a thing
or two about putting on a show as the Lions look to make some major noise in the NFC North, though that's never easy against
teams like the Packers, the Bears and the Vikings. But the Lions also have another very talented team bursting with the stars
of both today and tomorrow, making them a team to watch out for as they look to make their move up the conference standings
once again this season.
Come out and see all of the highlight-reel runs, spectacular throws and clutch kicks that have
become standard operating procedure for the Lions over the years. The Lions always have an explosive team loaded with the
stars of both today and tomorrow, though you can't truly appreciate them until you get out to Ford Field and see the big game
alongside tens of thousands of your fellow fans.
Detroit is just one of those crucial
American cities that is part of the lifeblood of the country, as the home to the automotive industry and so many big-time
talents it's hard to keep them all straight. Motown sprang up in Detroit and it's the home to talents like Eminem and Sugarman,
also known as Rodriguez. But we've only scratched the surface, as this jewel of the upper Midwest is a city that you have
to experience sooner or later. With a world-class sports and concert scene, you're bound to find something that piques your
interest, and more likely than not, you'll find it right here at Ford Field.
Rock City may be known for its kicking
rock scene, but it's also known for having plenty of great theatrical productions as well, and Ford Field is just one of those
places that you'll see some of the best shows around. There is nothing quite like being there, but that's something that you're
only going to figure out getting off the couch and seeing for yourself.
Did you know that
Lions great Barry Sanders actually averaged more than 1,500 yards per season?
It's a number that very rarely gets surpassed
these days, but it was pretty much standard operating procedure for Barry Sanders. Sanders' worst year from a rushing stand
point was 1992, when he rushed for "just" 1,352 yards on an almost pedestrian 4.3 yards per carry. The next year he did rush
for less than 1,200 yards, but he also played in just 11 games and averaged more than 100 yards per game.
If you don't know about the Lions' fans, you'll be in for a real education when you get out to Ford Field to see
it all for yourself in another bench-gripping season of football. Though Detroit gets a bit of a reputation as a college football
town, those who have actually been to Ford Field know that reputation is a bit of a misnomer, as this is a stadium that is
always rocking when the Lions take to the field for a highly anticipated game.