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Lions Interested In Bidding On Next Available Round Of Super Bowls, Other Big Events

Lions President Rod Wood has "informed the NFL he's ready to toss Detroit's name into the ring" in the next round of bidding for the Super Bowl, according to Kyle Meinke of Wood said, "I've also expressed (interest) about the NFL draft, whether that'd be at Ford Field or just here in Detroit. So I've at least put forward [an] expression of interest, and we'll see where that goes." Ford Field hosted Super Bowl XL in '06, and now that the building is 15 years old, the Lions are "going to have a much more difficult time securing a bid." Even with $100M in stadium renovations "expected to be completed by the fall, Detroit would have to wait" until at least '22 as Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami and L.A. have already been awarded the next four games (, 2/16). Along with the Super Bowl and NFL Draft, Wood said the Lions would “love to have another Final Four at some point” and expressed an interest in bidding on “other big events, both football and non-football related,” including the Big Ten Championship (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 2/16).
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