After years of being one of the worst teams in the NFL, the Detroit Lions have found some recent success. While many in the Detroit area have welcomed the wins, it’s going to come at a price for Lions fans who will have to pay more to see their team play live at Ford Field for the 2015 season. Following an 11-5 season and an unfavorable call that went against them that may have cost them the Wild Card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, Lion tickets for the 2015 season have slightly increased by 4.1%. The most affordable tickets at Ford Field will cost between $37 and $115, which include club and premium seats. The average price for primary market Lions tickets in 2015 is $86.55.
However, unlike other teams in the NFL, a majority of the seats will have an increase, but some sections will see no price changes. This year there will be three premier “touchdown” category premium games as opposed to four in the past. Because there are only three premier “touchdown” games, some people may actually see a decrease in total price, depending on where their seats are. Season ticket holders may also see a benefit when the full schedules with dates and times are released.
The three premiere touchdown games will be against the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears, which will be the Lions’ most expensive games this season. The other five teams that will be visiting Ford Field to play the Lions in 2015 are the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Head coach Jim Caldwell, in his first season with the Lions, helped turn the team around after two disappointing seasons. However, due to a strong passing game led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, receiving core that feature two 1,000 yards receivers in Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson, and the rushing defense in the league led to a 7-1 record at home. Their only blemish at Ford Field last season was from a go ahead field goal in the final seconds to the Bills.
Heading into the next season, the Lions will look to add some needed depth to their running game which was nonexistent last season and add a couple of tight ends on offense. Also, there’s a good chance that the team will re-sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is on the free agent market this season. Aside from the slight increases for Lions tickets this season, Detroit fans will definitely be looking forward to seeing this team perform next season.