Lions Give Sneak Peek Of $100M Ford Field Renovations, On Schedule For '17 Season
The Lions have been "hard at work prepping Ford Field for a new look" in time for the '17 season, and yesterday showed off "a little bit of their progress," according to Nate Atkins of MLIVE.com. The stadium is in the latter stages of a $100M renovation project, with "more than three months to go" until it hosts preseason games. The Lions had "canceled most offseason events to allow for an overhaul that included an enhanced WiFi system, two new video boards, new premium seating and more." Yesterday the organization "showed off parts of it to 2,205 customers who came to try out a variety of the restaurants available in the Detroit area." Lions President Rod Wood said that the team is "slightly ahead of schedule" at this point. Speakers are hung, the "framing for the expanded video boards is on its way, the club and premium seating is in the installation process and the WiFi is finished in the lower bowl and moving to the higher parts of the stadium" (MLIVE.com, 5/18).