The Detroit Lions are poised for a likely great season, and their dedicated fans are not missing a beat.
Lions president Rod Wood announced on Thursday morning that all season tickets for Ford Field, the Lions’ home turf since 2002, have been completely sold out for the first time in the franchise’s history at the stadium.
Rod Wood’s revelation of an impending waiting list for these prized season tickets speaks volumes about the team’s remarkable resurgence under the leadership of head coach Dan Campbell.
The mere notion of a waiting list would have been dismissed as a far-fetched dream during the team’s less glorious days. Yet, here it is—an affirmation of the Lions’ growing prominence and the devoted support of their fans.
The NFC North Division title is tantalizingly within reach, and if the team manages to seize it, Ford Field will bask in the glow of its very first home playoff game.
It’s a prospect that sets hearts racing and brings to mind the echoes of January 1993 when the Lions last hosted a playoff game at the Pontiac Silverdome.
The move to Ford Field saw the team clinch three playoff appearances (2011, 2014, and 2016), but a home playoff game has remained an elusive prize.
The build-up to the forthcoming season has reached fever pitch, with fans clamoring to secure their spots even at training camp, where tickets have also promptly sold out.
The echoes of the previous season’s close miss, ending with a commendable 9-8 record, have fueled a potent blend of optimism and anticipation amongst Detroit Lions supporters.
The prospect of witnessing postseason football in Detroit has not felt this real in years.