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Members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) the Detroit Lions are part of the National Football League (NFL). The Lions play all their home games at Ford Field located at 2000 Bush St. in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, the stadium is owned by Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority and has a seating capacity of up to 70,000. The Lions are owned by Martha Firestone Ford the widow of William Clay Ford Sr. who is also the chairman, Tom Lewand is the Lions President of football operations the General Manager is Martin Mayhew and former Colts head coach, Jim Caldwell is the Lions current head coach. Currently the only NFC team, to not have a Super Bowl appearance, although they do have four NFL championships and are tied for 9th overall in total championships among the 32 NFL franchise teams. Rookie running back Ameer Abdullah who teammates have said, “We can’t even tackle that guy. We can’t even touch him. He’s like grasping at air.” While the rookie is having an amazing training camp remember that playing inside the stadium is much different than practice at training camp. So give Abdullah time to improve his overall game but just keep your eyes and ears open for his name because it is one you’re going to be hearing around the circuit. Fans know who they can count on though and that is #9 QB Matthew Stafford with seven years’ experience 22 TDS, 12 INT, 4,257 YDS and a RTG of 85.7. Stafford is the Lions’ starting signal caller and with his exceptional arm strength and ability to anticipate what his opponent’s defense strategy will be in turn showing coaches and fans alike what a great offensive leader he is.
Ford Field is an indoor football field in Detroit, Michigan that has been home to the Detroit Lions of the National Football League since its opening in 2002, and the Quick Lane Bowl. It cost $430 million to construct in 1999 and boasts a seating capacity for football of 65,000 people expandable up to 70,000 and basketball seating up to 78,000. Record attendance for Ford Field happened on April 1, 2007 at WrestleMania 23 there was 80,103 people. The playing surface is covered in FieldTurf and the stadium itself is owned by Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority. Naming rights were purchased by the Ford Motor Company at $40 million over 20 years; the Ford family holds a controlling interest in the company. The stadiums design incorporates a former six-story Hudson’s warehouse into the development of the facility. The presence of the warehouse allows for seating that is unique to Ford Field and the majority of suites at the stadium are housed in the Hudson Warehouse along the southern sideline. Immense skylights and large glass windows at the facility allow a large amount of natural light to reach the field. The windows along the side of the building are frosted to mimic the automotive factories that are prevalent in Metro Detroit. To prevent the stadium from being an over imposing figure the lower section was built below street level, similar to the design of Comerica Park.