DETROIT - The Detroit Lions and their fans will move into a new steel shrouded Ford Field in August.
Construction of the new Ford Field began in November 1999. The Lions' new home will be a one-of-a-kind 65,000-seat facility that will include a giant glass wall, revealing the picturesque Detroit skyline, and the old Hudson's (now Marshall Fields) Warehouse, originally built in 1920. The old Hudson's Warehouse, a major cornerstone of Ford Field, will house most of the stadium's luxury seats, press box, restaurants, food courts, a hotel, lounge areas, banquet facilities and retail and office space. The inclusion of the warehouse into the stadium project reportedly will make the sightlines of Ford Field among the best in the NFL.