Ford Field To Get New Video Screens
Forget about investing in a star running back, more defensive pass rushing, extra pass protection for Matthew Stafford, let alone a league-high contract extension for Stafford. The Detroit Lions are ready to invest in the fans that have, for decades, embraced and supported its mediocre on-field product.
You may not see a home playoff game in the near future at Ford Field, nor a big win for the home team in a meaningful late season match-up. But, according to The Detroit News, fans will have their game day experience enhanced with a $100 million investment in the stadium's audio and visual systems.
Lions President Rod Wood informed season ticket holders of the news through a letter. Bigger, more up-to-date video boards will be installed by the start of the 2017 season, replacing the current 27 'x 96' screens. The organization also plans to further upgrade Ford Field's sound system.