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Ford Field To Bid On NCAA Basketball Regionals

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DETROIT - DECEMBER 12: People enter Ford Field prior to the start of the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Ford Field will host the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings on Monday December 13 after a blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow in parts of the Midwest causing the inflatable roof to collapse under the weight of snow at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. . (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT – DECEMBER 12: People enter Ford Field prior to the start of the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Ford Field will host the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings on Monday December 13 after a blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow in parts of the Midwest causing the inflatable roof to collapse under the weight of snow at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. . (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Field plans to bid on another NCAA men’s basketball regional but the city’s only Division 1 school won’t be involved in the process.

Ford Field vice president of events Kelly Urquhart-Kozole on Tuesday said the stadium will join the Mid-American Conference in bidding on regionals in 2014 and ’15. She said Eastern Michigan University also could be partner.

The home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Mid-American Conference also announced an extension to host the MAC football title game through 2015.

Ford Field drew then-record crowds when it hosted a regional in 2008 and welcomed the Final Four a year later. The University of Detroit Mercy was the host institution for both events.

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