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NFL Stadium Rankings: Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Ford Field|Capacity: 65,000|Opened: 2002
OVERALL RANK
31
Ford Field
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Category Rank (1-32)
19
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11.2% 16.3% 56.2% 10.3% 6%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$66.39 12.5% 13th $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.3% 10.5% 39% 30.7% 14.5%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
12.9% 22% 48.3% 12.5% 4.3%
Category Rank (1-32)
30
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
21% 34.3% 26.6% 10.7% 7.3%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
55.6% 25.4% 11.2% 5.2% 2.6%
Category Rank (1-32)
32
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
90.8% 6.1% 2.2% 0% 0.9%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
Calvin Johnson Roy Williams Jason Hanson Ernie Sims Jon Kitna
60.4% 12.4% 8% 4.9% 3.6%
Calvin Johnson
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Category Rank (1-32)
23
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.6% 15.2% 24.8% 33% 17.4%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
10% 10.8% 45.5% 21.6% 12.1%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "Detroit fans asking the opposing fans if they are enjoying their trip to Detroit. Weird, I know. This will completely count against us in the "Best Fan Ranking" on that other sports site. Apparently we should start fights with them instead."
  • "The stadium security chased some poor sap around the stadium for holding up a "Fire Millen" sign, only to be gang tackled. Morons!"
  • "It is the best incident for the opposing fan and the worst incident for me -- the Lions taking the field before kickoff."
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "It was actually at a 2007 Supercross event at Ford Field. There are too many bad football memories to list."
  • "Don't have any yet. Unless you count the Millen-man march and the orange-out against the Bengals three years ago. This is the worst organization in football. "
  • "A couple of years ago, the Lions scored a touchdown with zero time on the clock. They needed a two-point conversion to tie it and force overtime. The crowd was unbelievably loud. Unfortunately, they did not convert and lost the game. Typical Lions. Always coming up short."
Category Rank (1-32)
27
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11.7% 12.6% 50.2% 18.6% 6.9%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
16.5% 20.3% 39.8% 16% 7.4%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
52.6% 20.7% 13.4% 9.5% 3.9%
 
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