The Detroit Lions announced today that fans will not be allowed in Ford Field for the teams first two home games. I don't know if this decision is really a surprise to anyone, but it is certainly a disappointment for many Detroit Lions fans.

The first two home games for the team are as follows,

  • Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears 9/13/20 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints 10/4/20 1:00 PM

Detroit Lions Team President Rod Wood had this to say about the decision,

"We have spent considerable time and resources implementing new gameday protocols at Ford Field and are ready to host fans at Lions games once approved by state guidelines. "

"The health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, has been a focal point for all facets of 2020 season planning as demonstrated by being one of the first teams to gain approval from the NFL and NFLPA for meeting training camp COVID-19 requirements. We have the utmost confidence that we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans at our stadium."

 

"Lions fans have traditionally created an intimidating environment for visiting teams at Ford Field and, even in a reduced capacity, will be missed when we kick off the season against our division rival, the Chicago Bears. We are hopeful for an opportunity to host fans at the remaining six 2020 home games."

I went to my first and only Detroit Lions game many years ago and it ruled because I went with the one and only Cleo Media from Ironsnake. Since Cleo is famous, he had really good seats. I don't remember too much of the actual game, but I do remember Cleo kept calling the opposing team 'wankers', and we had a lot of Bloody Mary's.

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I still don't know a lot about football, but I do watch every Lions game now since I have been dating my boyfriend Nick, so that makes me a solid fan for the last four years. Thanks to Cleo, I enjoy yelling at the opposing teams now too. I don't call them wankers, but I still do enjoy a Bloody Mary when I watch the game.

Here is to a great season, and to hopefully seeing fans in the stands too.