1975 : Detroit Lions Move to Pontiac

August 23, 2022 all-day

The Detroit Lions move to the suburbs.

Over sixty thousand fans gathered to watch the Detroit Lions play their first game in the new Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, later called the Pontiac Silverdome. The Lions beat the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game.

The Lions moved back into the city limits in 2002 to Ford Field.

Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

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