Lions Sell Out Season Tickets for the First Time in Ford Field Era

Ford Field located in Detroit, Michigan in October 2015.
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Many football analysts believe that the Detroit Lions could be special this upcoming season, and their fans definitely agree. The team announced on Thursday that they had sold all the season tickets for the 2023 campaign.

This marks the first time that the Lions sold every single one of the available season tickets since starting to play at Ford Field in 2002. It is unclear whether the franchise managed to achieve the feat in some earlier stages of its history.

“This is an exciting moment for our franchise. To reach this milestone as we celebrate our 90th season of Detroit Lions football makes the moment even more special,” said Detroit Lions President and CEO Rod Wood in a statement. “The Lions have always enjoyed a loyal and multi-generational fan base that has been the bedrock of our fan base. We can’t wait for the home field advantage that this will create inside Ford Field this season.”

The Detroit Lions failed to reach the postseason in the past six years, but the team’s performances last season give fans a lot to be optimistic about. After starting the campaign 1-6, the Lions went on to win eight out of their next 10 games and finish second in the NFC North. This run also included a season finale win over Green Bay Packers that eliminated their divisional rivals from the playoffs.

The Lions are now viewed as favorites to win their division in 2023, and no one would be surprised if they make some real noise in the playoffs. If they don’t, it definitely won’t be because of a lack of support from the stands.