Fan base faceoff : Dolphins vs. Lions

The now-relevant Miami Dolphins travel to the Motor City for a date with the now-relevant Detroit Lions. Here’s all you need to know to enjoy this match up of these suddenly hot teams.

For once, the Miami Dolphins aren’t the laughing stock of the AFC East, and for good reason. The 2014-15 Dolphins are not the team that we’ve seen over the past few years. Not many people expected them to be 5-3 at this point in the season with a defense that strikes fear into the hearts of quarterbacks everywhere.

Insert the Detroit Lions. This team, which is surprising the rest of the NFC at 6-2, should not be underestimated, either. This weekend, the Lions and Dolphins will face each other in the Motor City, and if you’re tailgating, there’s plenty of excitement to go around.

For the Out-of-Towners

Parking at Ford Field and Comerica Park are available during game events on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means that you need to show up bright and early to get a spot you won’t regret. In terms of prohibited items, the Lions have adopted the NFL’s bag policy for all games, meaning your items need to be in a transparent bag before you enter the stadium. It also cannot exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size. In the event of an altercation or harassment, stadium officials encourage fans to contact a Ford Field representative for assistance.

Filling Up Before the Game

No one wants to wait for kickoff on an empty stomach. If you aren’t interested in grabbing some food around the stadium, there are plenty of places you can eat and drink before the game starts. Cheli’s Chili Bar and the Detroit Athletic Club both serve beverages that are sure to quench your thirst. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, head over to Coach’s Corner or Harbor House Detroit for casual dining.

While there’s plenty to be said about the two teams facing off this Sunday, there’s much to explore in terms of tailgating as well.

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