No More Free Tickets To Ford Field

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions have stopped distributing free tickets to Monday night's football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants.
The team said in a statement Monday there was an "overwhelming response" to tickets for the Vikings' home game that was moved to Monday at Ford Field in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow a day earlier.
The Lions said those holding a ticket to the Giants-Vikings game scheduled in Minneapolis will be admitted and given preferred seating in Detroit. Fans with tickets from Sunday's Packers-Lions game in Detroit will be admitted free with no reserved seating.
Ford Field seats 64,500 people.
Shivering fans braving 12-degree temperatures lined up hours before free tickets became available at 9 a.m. at Ford Field.

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  • by Lizzie Location: Lansing on Dec 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    Art & Anonymous: You two are the uninformed ones. 1) The game is ONLY on regular TV in the New York & Minnesota markets. Everyone else gets Monday Night Football. 2) Even I know that for each person that shows up for that game, the owners will make money on concessions. I learned that when I was about 10 years old and my dad took me to a Cubs game in Chicago. An extra, unplanned game - concessions for thousands - of course they are going to give away tickets. At least a few of these thousands of people are going to be hungry and thirsty. And anyway, it's a great gesture to make to a city that deserves something nice for a change. Why can't you believe that 4 friends...or a family of 4 might be going to this game. Maybe those were fathers standing in line for their families....or one guy standing in line for himself and three other friends. The Lions don't need fans like you. Know-it-alls that don't !! Go read a book on Sales & Marketing.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    Who in this weather wants to drive to Detroit to see a game that you can watch from the warmth and safety of your home. What person for any reason wants to drive to Detroit?
  • by Art on Dec 13, 2010 at 09:30 AM
    Go to craigslist and see what the managers of ford field created! They allowed up to 4 tickets per person! Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!! They should have given 1 ticket per person. Stand in line, get a free ticket! No, the management said stand in line, get 4 free tickets, then sell them for hudreds of dollars each. Who wins with that? The scalpers! I hope all craigslist scalpers get caught, and I hope the lions management get fired for their sheer stupidity! Once again, way to go Detroit! It's no wonder that town is dying, burning, and bankrupt! Detroit, hurry up and die so the land can be bought up by all the foreigners to be called theirs and not ours anymore! This is just another example why us Americans deserve what we have been getting! Corruption, deception, and truely bad judgement!
  • by Art on Dec 13, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    Stupid, stupid, stupid! What did the managers of ford field expect when they were giving up 4 tickets per person! One ticket per person should have been the max!
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