Sean MacDonald, Stadium Journey

Upgrades Announced for Detroit Lion's Ford Field

The Detroit Lions recently announced plans for a $100 million upgrade to Ford Field. The upgrade will include a full renovation of 129 suites inside the stadium.

Ford Field, located in Detroit, was opened in 2002 and holds a capacity of 65,000. It is the full-time home to the Detroit Lions and the host of the Quick Lane Bowl.

Upgrades to the stadium also include new video boards from Daktronics and an enhanced sound system. Ford Field WiFi has also been upgraded with a quadrupled capacity.

Per Crain’s Detroit Business, the current Ford Field video boards are 27 feet high by 96 feet wide, which is considered small compared to the rest of the NFL.

A letter sent to season ticket holders earlier this month stated that Rod Wood, Team President, and his family will invest in “major renovations.”

He also stated, “We are committed to continuously enhancing your experience and always looking for ways to improve.”

The Turner Construction Co. will be the general contractor on the project focused on the suites, while Rossetti Associates Inc. is the project architect.

This will be a much-needed upgrade to Ford Field to modernize the stadium. Ford Field last hosted the Super Bowl in 2006, when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks.

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