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Ford Field is a multi-purpose indoor stadium located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States, owned by the Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority. It is primarily used for American football as the home field of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League as well as the annual Quick Lane Bowl college football bowl game. The regular seating capacity is approximately 65,000, though it is expandable up to 70,000 for football and 80,000 for basketball. The 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, and a member of the Ford family has controlled the Lions franchise since 1963.

Ford Field
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Ford Field
Address 2000 Brush Street
Location Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°20′24″N 83°2′44″W / 42.34000°N 83.04556°W / 42.34000; -83.04556Coordinates: 42°20′24″N 83°2′44″W / 42.34000°N 83.04556°W / 42.34000; -83.04556
Owner Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority
Operator Detroit Lions
Capacity Football: 65,000 (expandable of up to 70,000)
Basketball: 78,000
Record attendance WrestleMania 23: 80,103 (April 1, 2007)
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Broke ground November 16, 1999
Opened August 24, 2002
Construction cost US$430 million
($567 million in 2016 dollars)
Architect Rossetti Architects
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc.
Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz Architects
Project manager Hammes Company
Structural engineer Ebrahim Chodari
Services engineer SmithGroup
General contractor Hunt/Jenkins/White/Olson JV
Tenants
Detroit Lions (NFL) (2002–present)
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (NCAA) (2002–2013)
Quick Lane Bowl (NCAA) (2014–present)
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders (MHSAA) (2006-present)

Ford Field is a multi-purpose indoor stadium located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States, owned by the Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority. It is primarily used for American football as the home field of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) as well as the annual Quick Lane Bowl college football bowl game. The regular seating capacity is approximately 65,000, though it is expandable up to 70,000 for football and 80,000 for basketball. The 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, and a member of the Ford family has controlled the Lions franchise since 1963.

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