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Ford Field

Ford Field

  Venue Resources  
Address 2000 Brush Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone (313) 262-2000
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  The Facility  
Date Opened September 22, 2002
Ownership
(Management)
Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority
(Detroit Lions)
Surface Fieldturf
Cost of Construction $300 million
Naming Rights Ford Company $40 million over 20 years.
Stadium Financing The Detroit Lions, Inc., City of Detroit/Detroit Downtown Development Authority, Wayne County, Ford Motor Company, Corporate Founding Investors.
Stadium Architect SHG, Inc., Rossetti Associates Architects, Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc.
  Other Facts  
Tenants Detroit Lions
(NFL) (2002-Present)
Population Base 5,000,000
On Site Parking Unknown
Nearest Airport Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
Retired Numbers #7 Dutch Clark
#22 Bobby Layne
#37 Doak Walker
#56 Joe Schmidt
#85 Chuck Hughes
#88 Charlie Sanders
#93 Corey Smith
(2009 Only)

  Seating  
Capacity 65,000
Concessions 95
Bathrooms 43 Men
49 Women
Gate Entrances 7
Average Ticket $56.90
(2005)
$66.39
(2008)
Fan Cost Index (FCI) $317.62
(2005)
$383.57
(2008)
The Team Marketing Report FCI includes: four average-price tickets; four small soft drinks; two small beers; four hot dogs; two game programs; parking; and two adult-size caps.
Luxury Suites 120 Suites
Club Seats 7,000
  Attendance History  
Season  Total  Capacity Change
1993 544,969 85% 4.1%
1994 547,977 85% 0.6%
1995 565,233 88% 3.1%
1996 514,950 80% -8.9%
1997 554,898 86% 7.8%
1998 571,416 81% 3%
1999 579,314 90% 1.38%
2000 606,716 94.4% 4.7%

2001 2002 2003 2004
601,815 489,742 490,442 499,162

2005 2006 2007 2008
492,580 487,116 490,436 435,979

2009 2010 2011 2012
395,162 450,286 509,940 510,158

1993-2001 Attendance figures are for the Pontiac Silverdome.

Sources: Mediaventures

Facts and Figures
Address: 2000 Brush St., Detroit Phone: (313) 262-2000 Total cost: $500 million Stadium cost: $350 million Warehouse development cost: $150 million Construction schedule: 32 months Worksite area: Approximately 25 acres Total square feet of building: 1.8 million (includes lease space) Total warehouse space: 750,000 square feet Retail/lease space: 350,000 Playing field: 97,000 square feet Roof framing: Structural Steel Roof weight: 5,600 tons Roof span: 450 feet Highest point: 128 feet from main concourse Lowest point: 40 feet 10 inches Amount of concrete used: 58,560 cubic yards Amount of material excavated for lower bowl: 300,000 cubic yards Number of construction workers: 3,500 Scoreboards.

Ford Field will offer some of the most technologically-advanced video and audio systems in the NFL. Cost: $11 million Main: Located in the east and west end zones, each ProStar VideoPlus display will measure approximately 27 feet high by 150 feet wide. Each will provide game information and instant replay capability. Video displays: Capable of showing 68 billion different shades of color using the three primary colors of light (red, green and blue). Digital displays: Two large ProAd displays will provide more than 1,200 running feet of information and entertainment. One display measures more than three feet high by 513 feet wide, the other three feet high by 687 feet wide.

Sound System
Cost: $8 million. There are six clusters of speakers in the stadium, with each having about 15 to 20 speakers, subwoofers, tweeters, etc.

LIONS HOPE TO ANNOUNCE STADIUM TIMETABLE, DESIGN BEFORE FALL
June 24, 1999
Copyright 1999 Mediaventures

The Detroit Lions say they will announce their construction timetable and stadium design plan before the end of summer. The team has said it wants to be in a new venue by 2002 and its lease at the Silverdome runs through 2004. Team officials note they must break ground by the end of the year to meet their deadline.

While few details have been released, the team is considering retail space and restaurants that are open all year. The team expects the stadium to cost nearly $300 million with 65,000 seats. The venue will be expandable to 70,000 so it can host Super Bowls.

August 20, 1996 - The Detroit Lions, who have played the last 21 years in the Silverdome, intend to leave the suburbs and return to Detroit in a new downtown football stadium.

The $225 million stadium will be built adjacent to a planned Detroit Tigers ballpark in a neighborhood of dilapidated buildings and vacant lots known as Foxtown.

The Lions have not said when the facility will be complete. They said they will not break a lease with the Pontiac Silverdome that runs through 2004, but said a buy-out could be explored.

The Tigers, owned by down-town booster and Little Caesar's pizza owner Mike Ilitch, announced last fall they would build a $240 million stadium next to what is now the proposed Lions stadium site. That stadium is expected to be complete by April 1998.

The Lions facility will be financed with 49 percent private money and 51 percent public funds.

LIONS TO RESTORE THE ROAR IN DETROIT

DETROIT, MI. -- Proving you can indeed go home again, the Detroit Lions will return to the city it left two decades earlier for a suburban venue, establishing a new precedent in American professional sports history.

In a joint announcement today by the team, the City of Detroit and Wayne County, the Lions will play in a new state-of-the-art dome facility next to the new Tiger Stadium at a location east of Woodward Avenue. No exact date for a return to Detroit was given, since the Lions will honor the terms of their current lease with the Silverdome, located in suburban Pontiac, approximately 30 miles north of Detroit.

"This is a momentous occasion for the Detroit Lions, the City of Detroit and Wayne County, Lions Vice-Chairman WILLIAM CLAY FORD, JR., said. "To come back to the city that means so much to our family and our football franchise is truly a privilege. And to be an integral part of Detroit's renaissance is an absolute honor of the highest degree."

The Lions played in Detroit from 1934 through 1974, before venturing north to the suburbs and a new stadium in Pontiac in 1975. The teams 30-year lease with the Silverdome expires after the 2004 season.

"Pontiac was a good home for us during the 70's and 80's," Ford said. "But the economic realities of sports today are such that staying in Pontiac under those economic conditions would have amounted to competitive suicide.

"Not only does our new arrangement in Detroit give us the potential to be economically viable and thus competitive with the other 29 teams in the NFL, but of equal importance, this allows us to be a part of something so very special -- the renaissance of downtown Detroit.

"The wisdom and vision demonstrated by Mayor Archer, Ed McNamara and their respective staffs was incredible," Ford continued. "And we're also excited about our new neighbors, the Tigers," Ford said. "Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch have made a huge investment in Detroit and should be applauded for their past, present and future commitment to the city.

BASIC CONTRACT TERMS AND STADIUM FACTS

  • Both stadiums owned by Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority run by three members selected by Mayor of Detroit and three by Wayne County Executive.
  • DDA-Tigers relationship remains in place.
  • Teams manage their own facility. DDA provides oversight to teams concession management agreement and construction agreements.
  • Both Detroit and Wayne County policies for employing women, minority and resident-owned businesses are followed as are Detroit and Wayne County hiring policies.
  • New taxes of 1% on hotels and 2% on rental cars were approved by Wayne County voters on November 5.
  • Lions and Tigers bound to 35-year leases.
  • Teams locate side-by-side east of Woodward Ave. across from the Fox Theater.
  • The following conditions were met by Mayor and Wayne County Executive by November 1st deadline:
    A. Obtain commitments of $50 million in private contributions from corporations; and
    B. Obtain sufficient commitments for purchase price on land east of Woodward to assure Lions and Tigers that land will be acquired and cleared within budgeted amounts.
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    October 7, 1996 - The Detroit Lions want to call the stadium they hope to build downtown the Motordome and they are asking the major automakers to contribute a combined $40 million to help build it, The Detroit News reported yesterday.

    "The plan was outlined to all three of the automakers," a senior auto executive told the newspaper. "They want to name a stadium gate after each company."

    The Lions have proposed building a stadium near a new Detroit Tigers open-air stadium in a $485 million complex that would stretch over about 40 acres.

    October 11, 1996 - Ford Motor Company is in talks with the Detroit Lions on a multi-million dollar deal to purchase naming rights to the football team's proposed new stadium in downtown Detroit, Ford Chairman Alex Trotman said.

    November 6, 1996 - In Detroit, the Lions will move back from the suburbs based on Tuesday's election results. Plans are to turn the Silverdome into an industrial complex.

    LAND COST FOR DETROIT STADIUMS COULD SKYROCKET
    May 20, 1999
    Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

    Land for a new Detroit Tigers ballpark and a stadium for the Lions could cost $35 million more than already paid unless the Detroit-Wayne County Stadium Authority can convince an appeals court to overturn a lower court's ruling.

    The circuit judge ruled that 24 landowners should be compensated for the land at casino land values rather than at commercial land values. The land owners were offered a premium price for the land in 1995 before it was chosen as the site for the new Comercia Park ballpark and a Lions stadium. The authority paid $51 million for the land with $25 million coming from the state and an undisclosed amount from the city. The teams agreed to pay the balance.

    A mediation panel that listened to the complaint and recommended that it be priced at $75 per square foot rather than the $10 to $15 offered by the authority. Land owners said the price should be $150 per square foot based on what was offered by casino companies. The authority objected and the issue went to court. Attorneys for the landowners argued that the casino bids should be considered by a jury and the judge agreed. The authority hopes to overturn that ruling arguing that since the city determines where casinos may be built, there is no private market for the land. Authority officials say if the ruling stands they would be significantly over budget.

    LIONS HOPE TO ANNOUNCE STADIUM TIMETABLE, DESIGN BEFORE FALL
    June 24, 1999
    Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

    The Detroit Lions say they will announce their construction timetable and stadium design plan before the end of summer. The team has said it wants to be in a new venue by 2002 and its lease at the Silverdome runs through 2004. Team officials note they must break ground by the end of the year to meet their deadline.

    While few details have been released, the team is considering retail space and restaurants that are open all year. The team expects the stadium to cost nearly $300 million with 65,000 seats. The venue will be expandable to 70,000 so it can host Super Bowls.

    START OF LIONS STADIUM CONSTRUCTION STILL PENDING
    October 7, 1999
    Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

    The Detroit Lions have said they hope to begin work on a new stadium by the end of the year, but so far ground has not been broken on the project. The team has also not let the contract for removing contaminated soil that covers the land for the venue. As of now, team officials say they don't know when work will begin.

    Part of the delay comes from settling on a design for a 65,000-seat stadium that has now grown in price from $225 million to $300 million. Team officials say price is not an issue and that their financing is secure. The Lions' lease at the Silverdome runs through 2004 and construction is expected to take a little more than two years, so there is no deadline pressure for the team to begin work.

    LAND PRICE RULING FAVORS DETROIT STADIA
    October 28, 1999
    Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

    A judge's decision that land taken for the new Comerica Stadium and the Lion's new stadium should be priced at $7 per square foot could bring the land cost for the projects in under budget. Landowners have been disputing the Detroit-Wayne County Stadium Authority's original valuation of the land at $7 to $15 a square foot and have argued it should be worth $100 or more. A judge's ruling for one land owner set the price at $7 and that could set a precedent for the other lawsuits. Earlier juries set the price at $97 for one tract and a second jury decided upon $38. If the trend to pick lower figures continues, the purchase could fall within the $25 million budget.

    Earlier a circuit judge ruled that 24 landowners should be compensated for the land at casino land values rather than at commercial land values. A casino is also being considered for land near the stadia. Since stadia are more rare, landowners were basing their arguments on values for land purchased for casinos in other cities.

    The land owners were offered a premium price for the land in 1995 before it was chosen as the site for the new Comercia Park ballpark and a Lions stadium. The authority paid $51 million for the land with $25 million coming from the state and an undisclosed amount from the city. The teams agreed to pay the balance.

    A mediation panel that listened to the complaint and recommended that it be priced at $75 per square foot rather than the $10 to $15 offered by the authority. Land owners said the price should be $150 per square foot based on what was offered by casino companies. The authority objected and the issue went to court. Attorneys for the landowners argued that the casino bids should be considered by a jury and the judge agreed. The authority hopes to overturn that ruling arguing that since the city determines where casinos may be built, there is no private market for the land. The recent ruling indicates the authority may be succeeding with the argument.

    LIONS TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW STADIUM
    November 4, 1999
    Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

    The Detroit Lions will break ground Nov. 16 on a new 65,000-seat, $300 million stadium that will be their home beginning in 2002. The venue will be six stories tall, have three levels holding a total of 120 luxury suites and plenty of space of retail shops and restaurants on the site adjacent to the Tigers' new Comercia Park. The field will be 35 feet below the grade. Some 8,000 club seats are planned. Early designs for the stadium called for large expanses of glass on the ends of the domed stadium to give views of the city.

    The team hopes the new stadium will catch the eye of the NFL and be rewarded with a Super Bowl in 2004.

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    Image of Ford Field by Cory Suppes of Ballparks.com

    THE ULTIMATE SPORTS ROAD TRIP
    By: Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

    Ford Field Ranking by USRT
    Architecture 8
    Concessions 8
    Scoreboard 7
    Ushers 1
    Fan Support 6.5
    Location 6
    Banners/History 2
    Entertainment 80
    Concourses/Fan Comfort 8
    Bonus: Tailgate Scene 1
    Bonus: USRT Assist 3
    Bonus: Hudson Warehouse 1
    Total Score 59.5
    December 15, 2002 & October 15, 2006 - After almost 30 years of playing in the Silverdome in faraway Pontiac, the Detroit Lions returned to downtown Detroit this season to take residence in their brand new stadium, Ford Field. As was the case with the Silverdome, Ford Field is an indoor, climate controlled venue, but unlike their former home, this new stadium incorporates state of the art architecture, fan amenities, premium seating, and all in a downtown location which has experienced a dramatic urban resurgence in recent years.

    Getting to the Venue
    Ford Field is located on Brush Street and is tucked into the northwest corner of downtown Detroit. The stadium is surrounded on the east and north  sides by I-375 and I-75, respectively, with easy access off of the interstates. The stadium is served by an elaborate grid of streets which run through downtown, and parking is scattered across the downtown core. Parking at the stadium is extremely limited, with most spots in the surface lots and the adjacent ramps at Comerica Park reserved for premium seat holders and season ticket holders. There are private surface lots and ramps all over downtown, although several of these are also sold out on a season permit basis. You are looking at a 15 minute walk at most, and farther lots are accessible via a people mover system, which is essentially a monorail which loops through the entire downtown district and deposits you about two blocks from the main entrance to the stadium. Top parking rate near the stadium is $30... by contrast one can park at Joe Louis Arena, about 2 miles away, for $5, and the fare for the people mover is 50 cents. Because there are so many streets and expressways around the downtown area, traffic here both in and out is not a chore.

    Outside the Venue
    North and east are expressways, and directly to the west sits Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, and just beyond that venue lies the city's emerging theatre district, including the FOX theatre, the Detroit Opera House and Hockeytown cafe. South of the venue towards the Renaissance Center is Greektown, the hopping new district with bars and restaurants and the new Casino(more on that later!). There are severe tailgating restrictions imposed in most parking lots, and "designated" tailgate lots can be found on the other side of the interstates only. Brush St is closed to the public on game days, and there are a couple of radio stations with their booths and a few vendors, but nothing really special or elaborate. The centerfield area at Comerica Park is open to the public, with a live band and concessions available, and fans can do photo opps in front of the Tigers' "retired statues".  With no great tailgate scene and lacking pre and post game activities and events, people here generally show up and just go to the game.

    The Stadium - Architecture and Concourses
    The building is primarily brick, glass and steel, with a structural steel roof covering the building. The spectacular main entrance to the venue is along Brush Street and right across the street from the centerfield gate to Comerica Park. Here you find a circular glassed atrium, with the "Ford Field" marquee emblazoned across the top. The main concourse here is at ground level, which means that the playing field is well below street level. The atrium is magnificent, a glassed rotunda which leads you to anyplace you want to go... escalators to the upper level and the fabulous Hudson's Warehouse concourse to your right, the 100 level concourse to your left, and your first exciting glimpse of the seating bowl beckons straight ahead. Around the atrium's mezzanine level is a balcony which makes for a great viewing spot of the comings and goings into the building.

    Being a rectangular building, we can divide the main concourse into four sections - one on each side, and they are all named after the street they run along or the street that they were built over. For example, the west endzone concourse is called the "Brush St" concourse, and the south sideline the "Adams St" concourse. It is the Adams Street concourse that is the cool and ambient corridor in the building. This concourse was built right over the street, and the old Hudson's Warehouse was incorporated into the stadium. The Adams St concourse is designed like an old time cobblestone street, and on the seating bowl side you can find wrought iron gates separating the seating area from the corridor (wrought iron gates and fences INSIDE a venue, that is a first!). Along the warehouse side is a shopping arcade with concession stands, coffee shops, a very large team store called "More Than A Roar", and even a small nook right near the 50 yard line, where stands a tall obelisk with some vintage photos and exhibits of Lions past, and computer kiosks for fans to look up individual and team stats on the Lions. The concession stands have a local theme, with such shops as "Poletown Sausage" and "Ah Moore!" which is coffee and confectioneries. This is also the side of the building where the main club deck and four levels of suites run along the sidelines, so the upper levels are reserved for premium seat holders. Above the main entrance atrium on the mezzanine level is a second skylit atrium, this one going four stories high with skylights, brick veneers, balconies along each level and glass elevators to whisk suite holders to their levels in style.

    Now that we have described the Adams St side and the Hudson Warehouse, then there are the rest of the concourses, and they are rather plain and ordinary. The concourses on the other three sides of the building are fairly spacious, but really lacking in any dazzling design or ambience. An interesting effect - the glass here looks like something out of a warehouse, and even exit doors are shaped like overhead garage doors. Maybe this spartan look was deliberate, but to the casual observer it appears as if they ran out of money to finish this thing. There is plenty of public space in each corner, and on the seocnd level (this venue has but two public concourses, upper and lower), there is a public lounge area and a "Comcast" interactive game area, and a spot where fans can have their photos taken with a Ford Field field backdrop.

    The Seating Bowl
    The Ford Field seating bowl is clearly the nicest and most dramatic part of the building. With less than 65,000 seats, this is an intimate venue for football, and, for the most part, there are but two decks of seating in the building, which means that even if you are seated in the top row, you are still close to the action. The lower bowl wraps around the entire circumference of the venue, while the upper deck only covers three sides. The Adams Street sideline has a small club level porch, and then four levels of suites. Two massive video boards hang high above each end zone but not directly behind the top of the seats. These boards protrude a bit and hang roughly in line with the front row of the upper deck. This brings the boards even closer to the seats and make them appear even larger. Along each sideline balcony are our favorite digital LED graphics boards, interspersed with backlit corporate marquees. Seats are in team colors, blue and grey, and a brick wall matching the Hudsons Warehouse fascia wraps around the playing surface.

    But the coolest thing about the Ford Field building, and unique to domed stadiums, is the attention to natural light in the building. High above the seating area are opague skylights all around the building, which allow plenty of daylight to filter in. Next, two corners of the seating bowl are actually open to the street - when you are in your seats you can look out into the main atrium, or a second open area in the opposite corner, and actually look outside onto the street. If it's raining or snowing, you can see it happening from inside the seating bowl, yet you are sitting in 65 degree comfort. Unlike any indoor venue, when you sit at Ford Field you almost feel like you are outside!

    Concessions
    In another interesting twist, the concession stands here not only bear the street name, but the actual street ADDRESS, and yes, the street numbers coincide with the numbers running outside the venue. The coolest concessions can be found in the Adams Street concourse, with Poletown Sausage and Big Boy. A pizza stand bears the number of the immortal #20, Barry Sanders. And of course, we did mention "More Than A Roar", the Lions team shop which offered a gigantic selection of souvenirs and apparel. With the day being hectic as it was, we had little opportunity to try out the food items.

    Premium Seating
    Club seating here runs along both sidelines, but interestingly, they also designate the center sections in the UPPER deck as club seating. Seating prices run from $155-$245 per ticket, and there are still a few of the cheaper seats available for single ticket sales. There are large club lounges on both the north and south sides of the building for the club and suite holders, but no separate concourse area. Again, the most attention to premium seat amenities is on the Hudson's Warehouse side of the stadium, and here are spaces for banquets, corporate meeting rooms... even the pressbox, team offices and locker facilities are housed in this reconfigured building.

    Banners/Retired Numbers
    OK what gives here? Are the Lions not one of the oldest and historic franchises in the NFL??? Where are your championship banners and the heralding of your icons? OK let's check out the corridors.... is that obelisk in the Adams concourse all you guys got???? HUGE DEDUCTION LIONS! Would you guys like a tutorial on how to do things right? Then step out the front door, cross the street and walk into Comerica Park... marvel at the statues of the retired Tigers greats, then step into their concourse and see the Tigers history richly displayed in decade by decade exhibits. The Lions have some work to do in this regard.

    Touchdowns, Extra Points, Fumbles

    Touchdown - to the Detroit Lions management, specifically Mark Cheklich of the marketing department, who arranged for a terrific scoreboard/PA tribute to mark the final stop on the Ultimate Sports Road Trip. Thank you Mark and your colleagues for this terrific gift to us!!!

    Touchdown - to the entire set up at Ford Field, and as much as we prefer outdoor stadiums for football, this type of indoor setup allows for the best of both worlds, an indoor venue with an outdoor feel. Well done!

    Fumble - to the USRT karma, and we tried so hard to will the Lions to a win over the Bucs, but even though they kept it close, a long field goal try by the Lions in the closing minutes fell short, and the Bucs ran out the clock to secure a 23-20 win. Well maybe the karma was used up the previous night, because...

    Touchdown - at the Greektown Casino, Pete pulled the lever on a 50 cent slot machine. Two Lucky 7's and a wild card showed up, and within seconds attendants were at the scene securing the machine and offering Peter their congratulations. The payout? 5000 coins... a cooooooool $2500 jackpot! Isn't that great?!

    Extra point - the home team intro is kind of cool. With the music blaring and the smoke machine fogging, the Lions run out of the tunnel, through a CAGE door which opens up. A Lions cage, get it?

    Fumble, penalty, ejection and hearing before the commish - to Stephen, a member of the Lions sphincter police who tried to confiscate our specially made banner and wreaked havoc with us when we attempted to do an interview with a local TV station. The detailed story is below, but here is one guy who put a real damper on what was otherwise a special and momentous day for us.

    Touchdown - to WJBK Ch 2 in Detroit and sports anchor Charles Pugh, for the terrific pre game interview on our trip. The interview ran on the 10 o'clock news.

    Extra point - for the music selection at Ford Field.  Detroit is known for so many great artists who have called the area home and the music that is played in Ford Field reflects that local touch. The sounds of Eminem "Lose Yourself", Aretha Franklin"R-E-S-P-E-CT", Kid Rock, and Kiss' classic hit "Detroit Rock City" were all a part of the in game presentation.....well done Lions! Next time maybe a little Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, or Madonna to go with what is already played.

    Touchdown - to the Kulyk and the Farrell families, who made the trip with us and added so much to make this celebration a special one. Lots of love to you guys and thanks for your help all along the way.

    Extra point - nice set up with the people mover system around downtown Detroit. With 65,000 people converging on one location, you'd be amazed to see how easily things clear out here. Take a lesson Gillette Stadium!

    Extra point - props to Jim Vigeant and fiance Carrie, and Bob Kelly and wife Julie, these guys are roadtrippers like us and joined us for the Saturday festivities. Also thanks to Stoney Creek Brewing Company and Jacqueline Dailey for all the help.

    Summary

    Andrew never met a new venue where he didn't immediately say "five stars". And indeed, Ford Field is a terrific place to see a game... the intimate seating bowl and the Lions roar make the experience here really special. The beautiful atrium, the Hudsons Warehouse and all its amenities, are also very nice. We like the downtown location and Detroit is coming back in a big way!  But we offer these points, which take away from making this the premier venue in football - first, the absence of retired numbers and championship banners; second, the lack of synergies outside the stadium to make the day long game day experience complete. Detroit can take some lessons from Seattle as to how to set up a street festival outside, when room for individual tailgating is sparse. Next, the concourses on three sides of the building need some more attention. Lastly, irrespective of all the points we just mentioned, 5 stars was taken off the table before we even set foot in the building, and that was due to our harsh dealings with a member of the Lions security brigade. We rank customer courtesy highly, and the Lions failed that test.

    So after a lot of thought and debate,  the ranking could have been a top ten finish for Ford Field, and yes, we do plan to come back here again, and hope to see the above issues addressed and attended to.

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