Friday, September 11, 2015

#ROAR: TUNNEL VISION AT FORD FIELD

I. Can't. Even.

What I am about to share with you -- the brand new MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club inside Ford Field (home of the Detroit Lions) -- is unlike anything I've ever seen.

Located at the bottom of the stadium, the exclusive area is a luxurious hideaway that boasts bars, tables, video screens, lighting, Detroit decorations, and seating alongside the ramp players use to walk to and from the locker room during games.

It's been said that the club cost nearly $2 million dollars. 

So, yeah, that price tag can buy a lot of luxury.

A few weeks ago, The Hubs and I had the extreme honor of attending a private run-though hosted by Detroit Lions management:

And I'm not exaggerating in the least when I tell you that I did not want to leave.

(Enjoying comfortable leather seating, gourmet food, and top-shelf spirits with your husband while the kids are away at Grandma's has a way of making you want to stay a while.)

The only thing I can liken this experience to is sitting court-side at an NBA game -- but even more luxurious than that because if you're an MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club member, you have access to the amenities found in a stadium suite coupled with the front-and-center view.

Here's what it all looks like (photos courtesy of the Detroit Lions)...

Lions players will enter and exit their locker room through a glassed hallway that runs through the club. Steps that lead from the ramp to the tunnel to the field will be open on one side, allowing tunnel club users to talk to players or high-five them: 




The club will open three hours before kickoff, an hour earlier than regular ticket holders can get into the stadium.

Food and drinks in the club will be provided by Ford Field's concessionaire, Levy Restaurants, which is spearheaded by Chef Joe Nader, who is, in a word, AWESOME. The access price includes unlimited food, soda, beer, and wine. (Cocktails are available for purchase.):





And the splendor continues when kickoff rolls around.

The Lions installed about 70 additional seats, club seats -- the plush leather kind -- which form a separate row across the bottom of the west end zone for Tunnel Club ticket buyers. These seats are literally on the field:



Of course, all this comes at a cost:

Two-ticket season packages are $19,000 and includes two preseason home games, eight regular-season home games, and any playoff games at Ford Field.

And this club's time to shine is coming soon: In less than two weeks when the Detroit Lions take to Ford Field for their first home game of the regular season -- a contest against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos that will be nationally televised on NBC's Sunday Night Football

GOOOOOO, LIONS!!!!!!!




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2 comments:

  1. This is so cool! My husband would LOVE this! I wonder how much this would be for a single game or if they would even offer that? It would make a great gift.

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    1. Good Morning, @DetroitDuchess! (I LOVE your screen name, by the way.) You can check to be sure, but I'm not certain whether individual games are packages are available for purchase from the Detroit Lions, but you can always contact the Lions' through their web site to find out...

      Thanks so much for commenting!

      And GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LIONS!!!

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