- Address: 2000 Brush Street, Detroit
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 65,000
- Opened: 24 August 2002
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Detroit Lions (American football)
Extra stadium info – Ford Field
The stadium’s naming rights were purchased by the Ford Motor Company, one of the major multinational automobile manufacturers in the world. The company is headquartered in Michigan and the naming rights were purchased for $40 million over 20 years. The Ford Field has a higher capacity for basketball, concerts and wrestling. The NFL stadium hosted its first Super Bowl in 2006. The Pittsburgh Steelers from Pennsylvania won the game after beating the Seattle Seahawks from Washington.
Basketball and wrestling
In 2003, the Ford Field hosted one of the largest crowds ever to attend a basketball game, when 78,000 fans packed the venue for the Basketbowl. The basketball team of the Kentucky Wildcats won against the Michigan State Spartans. In 2007, 80,000 people attended WrestleMania at the Ford Field. It became the second-highest attendance for a wrestling match. Mark “The Undertaker” Calaway, one of the first wrestlers with 10 million followers on his main social media page, won the world title at the event.
In 2011, the stadium hosted its first football matches for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The national football team of Panama won the first CONCACAF Gold Cup match at the Ford Field. The United States won the second CONCACAF Gold Cup match at the venue after beating Canada 2-0. The United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, won the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup after defeating the United States in the final. The final took place in Pasadena in front of 93,000 fans. Pablo Edson Barrera Acosta, José Andrés Guardado Hernández and Giovani dos Santos Ramírez scored the Mexican goals. Michael Sheehan Bradley and Landon Timothy Donovan scored the goals for the United States. Pablo Barrera was the only player who scored twice in the final.