Ford Field is an example of Detroit’s rebirth, made manifest in steel, concrete and glass. Since it opened in 2002 to replace Tiger Stadium and the Pontiac Silverdome, the stadium has drawn quite a crowd. With a normal capacity of 65,000 that can be increased up to 78,000, the venue is ideal for not only football; the venue hosted the 2010 Frozen Four, the regional and semi-final games for the 2008 NCAA Basketball tournament, numerous concerts and Wrestlemania events. The venue incorporates Detroit’s history in its construction, utilizing a warehouse to house suites and club seats, along with frosted glass windows close to the ceiling to resemble an automobile factory. Ford Field’s primary tenants are the Detroit Tigers, who have been based at the stadium since it opened. The arena was the site of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl from 2002-2013, and began hosting the Quick Lane Bowl in 2014. Ford Field hosts the Quick Lane Bowl right after Christmas every year. This college football matchup features a team from the ACC, the Big Ten or the MAC if no teams in the first two conferences were eligible for a bowl game. The venue previously hosted the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, which occurred on the same day as the Quick Lane Bowl. Super Bowl XL took place at the stadium in 2006, with the Steelers facing the Seahawks. The venue has a unique design and plentiful seating, but what about Ford Field parking? If you book Ford Field parking ahead of time with ParkWhiz, you can save time and money.
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