Ford Field - Detroit, MI

Located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, Ford Field is a multi-purpose indoor stadium, and home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions. Ford Field opened in 2002 with the Lions playing against the Green Bay Packers. Since then, the venue has played host to a number of events, including professional and college football games, basketball games, college hockey, high school marching band competitions, WrestleMania, Monster Jam races, conventions, tradeshows and live music concerts. Ford Field is one of the four current full-time NFL stadiums that have not yet hosted an NFL playoff game, although it was where the Super Bowl XL was held in 2006.

One of the NFL’s most unique stadiums, Ford Field incorporates a six-story former Hudson's warehouse into its design. It has a seating capacity of 65,000 with a fixed roof supported by two 18-foot-wide concrete columns. It’s also known for integrating lots of glass, allowing natural light inside. A six-story glass atrium provides fans amazing views of the city’s downtown skyline. It features two videoboards and two matrix scoreboards at the end zones, four scoreboards located at club level and 1,050 speakers. There are 50 permanent and 75 portable concession stands all over the stadium. Parking is available adjacent to Ford Field and Comerica Park on a first come, first serve basis. Tailgating is allowed at the Eastern Market parking lots where you can set up a party around your vehicle, with shuttles running continuously to the stadium. Or you can enjoy a 10-minute walk across the bridge to the football stadium.

It’s good to know the policies of Ford Field so you can enjoy a game or event without any complications. Gates usually open two hours prior to a game or an event, and re-entry is prohibited. You may bring in purses not larger than a clutch bag, bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", and a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag. Cameras with lenses longer than five inches, and electronic equipment including laptop computers, video recorders, tripods and wearable video cameras are prohibited, as well as food, beverages or liquids.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI
History & Traditions:
Past Names/Nicknames:
Date/Year Built/Opened:
Aug. 24, 2002
Bowl Game:
Quick Lane Bowl