Ford Field

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View of the inside of Ford Field in 2006

Ford Field is an American football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that serves as the home for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL), as well as the Michigan Panthers and Philadelphia Stars and the United States Football League (USFL).

They first started to build the stadium on November 16, 1999.[1] The Lions first started playing in the stadium on August 24, 2002. In their first pre-season game, they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers 35–22.[2]

On October 13, 1996, sponsorship naming rights were sold to Ford Motor Company and the stadium was renamed Ford Field. The naming rights were bought for $40 million will last for 20 years. The Ford family have also owned the Lions since 1963.[3]

On April 1, 2007, WWE hosted their WrestleMania 23 event at the stadium. The event would set the then-all-time attendance record at the stadium with 80,103 people.[4] WWE would also host SummerSlam at the stadium on August 5, 2023.[5]

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  1. "About Ford Field". Ford Field. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  2. "Lions have new home, same losing result". ESPN. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  3. "Ford to Put Name on Detroit Dome". The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  4. "Motown mad for WrestleMania". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  5. "WWE SumerSlam 2023 To Take Place On August 5 At Ford Field". Fightful. Retrieved November 27, 2023.

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