Detroit Lions to Play in Front of Full Capacity Crowd for 2021 Season
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Detroit Lions will play in front of a packed crowd at Ford Field for the 2021 season. The team announced earlier today that they'll finally be able to get back to full capacity home games.
This is something the Lions and diehard fans have been waiting for. When you look back to last year's season, there was nothing lamer than watching the Lions play with fake fans in the stands. Hopefully, we don't ever have to see that again.
Detroit Lions Team President and CEO Rod Wood:
We have long awaited the moment where we can officially declare we will have 65,000 fans at Ford Field this fall. We've worked diligently with the NFL, as well looked to federal, state and local guidelines to monitor what's best for our team, staff and fans. We're thrilled to be at this point and to welcome One Pride back into the stadium. I can't say it enough, it hasn't been the same without them.
What kind of crazy restrictions will be put in place at Ford Field?
Surprisingly fans will not be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering Ford Field. Also, you don't have to worry about wearing a stupid mask if you've been vaccinated. They are asking that people wear a mask if they haven't been vaccinated. Again, they're only asking.
According to WXYZ, The Lions also plan to bring back all gameday fan experiences, including DTE Energy Power Hour, Pride Plaza and more.