DETROIT – The Detroit Lions are encouraging fans to be in their seats by 6:40 PM, 30 minutes prior to kickoff, for the nationally televised pregame show honoring the legacy of the late Detroit Lions Chairman and Owner, Mr. William Clay Ford.
The team is also recommending fans account for extra time getting to Ford Field due to additional traffic congestion from both the Tigers/Royals baseball game (4 PM) and regular weekday downtown commuters.READ MORE: Ford, DTE Energy Announce Plan To Increase Solar Power In Michigan
Monday night’s pregame tribute will be emceed by long-time Lions fan and Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and feature members of the United States Naval Academy Choir and Lions alumni representing the past 50 years: Joe Schmidt (1960s), Charlie Sanders (1970s), Doug English (1980s), Barry Sanders (1990s) and Jason Hanson (2000s).
Fans can also enjoy $3 beer and $2 hot dog specials at the Breadstick Bar & Bistro, Corner Lounge and Bud Light Party Zone at Ford Field between 5-6 PM.
• The NFL’s stadium bag policy will be enforced at all games and Ford Field Events.
• Due to construction of the M-1 Rail, Woodward Avenue is closed between Campus Martius Park and Adams Street as M-1 Rail streetcar line construction continues.
The Detroit Tigers sent out a traffic advisory Friday, warning fans to plan ahead to expect “significantly higher than normal” traffic in the Foxtown area on Monday — and announcing some parking regulations special to that day.
Tiger Garage and lots 1, 2, 3, A, C, D, E, G, J, L, S, T and W will be held until 4:30 p.m. for guests attending the 4:08 p.m. Tigers game. Guests must show a ticket, parking pass or have proof of tickets at Will Call to the Tigers game in order to park in these lots.
Other Olympia-held lots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. [See a parking map HERE].
Patrons attending both the Tigers and Lions game will need to purchase a parking pass for each event. Tigers fans with season or daily parking passes to the Tiger Garage or any of the Olympia-held lots will need to vacate their parking spots after the completion of the Tigers game unless they have paid for a separate Lions game parking pass.MORE NEWS: CBS Mornings' Gayle King Visits Detroit, Motown Museum
Tailgating will be prohibited in all lots to maximize available parking.