Ford Field is home to the Detroit Lions as many other events throughout the year, including other sports, concerts, and shows. This indoor stadium can hold up to 70,000 people and always has a massive turnout. Parking is well laid out, and very close to the stadium. The stadium has nine official parking locations and there are numerous public options within easy walking distance.
With a little advanced planning, you can make sure your parking for your game or event goes down without a hitch. Our guide will give you everything you need to know – from prices to locations, tips, tricks, and helpful links.
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Finding cheap Ford Field parking is possible if you know where to look. Generally speaking, the further away that you park from the stadium, the less that you’ll pay. If you’re willing to walk just a few blocks you can save over $15 as compared to some of the closest options to the stadium.
Book a space ahead of time so that you know exactly where you’re going to park, how much you’ll pay, that a space will be waiting for you on the other end of your journey. This is the easiest way to make sure that things go smoothly on game day and remove the potential stress from your Ford Field parking experience.
|Address – Lot Name||Price||Reservations||Distance to Gate|
|440 Madison St. – Lot||$80||Book Now!||0.2 mi (10 min)|
|1468 Randolph St. – Harmonie Park Lot||$50||Book Now!||0.3 mi (12 min)|
|401 Gratiot Ave. – Lot||$60||Book Now!||0.5 mi (10 min)|
|401 Monroe St. – Lot||$60||Book Now!||0.4 mi (12 min)|
|301 Monroe St. – Lot||$60||Book Now!||0.4 mi (10 min)|
|707 E. Lafayette St. – Lot||$45||Book Now!||0.5 mi (12 min)|
|700 Randolph St. – Lot||$40||Book Now!||0.5 mi (15 min)|
|VIP Event Parking – 1431 Washington Blvd.||$15||Book Now!||0.5 mi (12 min)|
|22 Bagley Ave. – Valet Assist Lot||$30||Book Now!||0.5 mi (11 min)|
|414 E. Congress St. – Lot||$15||Book Now!||0.6 mi (15 min)|
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There are nine official parking lots and decks serving Ford Field. Parking at these locations for a Detroit Lions game costs between $35-$45 depending on the location and game. A big game against a division rival may bring higher parking fees. Parking at these official locations is not available for reservation ahead of time and must be paid on-site. In addition to official Ford Field lots, there are numerous public garages and lots in the surrounding area. Information about those can be found below.
Ford Field Parking Map
|Lot Numbers||Prices||Operator||Phone Number|
|Lots 1, 2, 3, W||$35-$40||Olympia Entertainment||313.471.2641|
|Lions/Tigers Garage||$35-$40||Olympia Entertainment||313.471.2641|
|Lots 4, 5, 6,||$45||ABM System Parking||313.262.2871|
|Ford Field Parking Deck||$45||ABM System Parking||313.262.2871|
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Ford Field Parking Tips
Park on the street! – We’ve uncovered the game day parking secrets of a few Lions fans who spilled their tips on the internet! Street parking in Detroit is FREE on Sundays. If you arrive early enough and browse the streets close to Ford Field, you just might come across an open space and strut into the stadium with a few extra bucks in your wallet.
Reserve parking ahead of time – Online parking aggregators allow you to compare parking lots and garages near Ford Field and even pay for guaranteed spaces ahead of time! Check out SpotHero for game day deals and easy parking solutions!
Eat, Drink, and Shuttle – There are many bars within shouting distance of Ford Field that offer discounted parking and shuttles to the stadium. Grab a bite to eat and something to drink before the game, then hop on their convenient shuttles to the stadium. Prices and availability vary by restaurant. A list of establishments can be found by clicking here, or check out a few of your options below:
Old Shillelagh: 349 Monroe Ave – Free Shuttle!
Nemo’s Bar and Grill: 1384 Michigan Ave. – Free Shuttle!
Bookie’s Bar & Grille: 2208 Cass Ave. – Free Shuttle
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There’s no better way to gauge the enthusiasm of an NFL team’s fan base than by tailgating in the parking lots before a game. Detroit Lions fans have a few traditional locations that they head to to fire up the grill, toss around the pigskin, and get psyched up for the game. Check them out below:
Eastern Market – This expansive, historic market is the consensus hub of Detroit Lions tailgating and first timers to the stadium will not want to miss out on this fan experience. The market is only a 10-minute walk away from Ford Field, but also runs a shuttle to the stadium every 15-minutes for just $5. Parking here is only $10 on game-days, but tailgating costs $40 total. Passes can be purchased online or at the market’s office on game day.
Greektown – This neighborhood is home to many open surface lots that will allow for game day tailgating. Prices typically range from $15-$20, but can run higher for bigger games.
As with any stadium, tailgating and parking prices are cheaper the further you park from the venue. Walking a few extra blocks may end up saving you quite a chunk of change. Tailgating is not allowed in parking garages.
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Taxicabs increase their numbers in the streets of downtown Detroit during the games. Four fans may occupy one taxicab, and the fares are $1.40 base with $1.40 per mile fees.
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Disabled parking area will be available for game days only in Lot 4 (located just north of Ford Field, east of Brush and south of Montcalm). Enter this lot from Montcalm. This area is available for guests with disabilities on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles using these spaces must display a proper tag or license plate.
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Click “Directions” in the top left of the map for the quickest route to Ford Field
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Official Ford Field Parking Page > Check out the official Ford Field parking page. The site offers directions to and from the field, and parking options for game day.
Ford Field Park Yelp Page > Get the low down on the ins and outs of the stadium by reading Yelp reviews from fellow fans!
SpotHero> Compare parking options near Ford Field and reserve a space in advance with this online parking aggregator.
Ford Field Fan Guide > Answers to every question you have about any Ford Field topic!
Ford Field Parking Blog > Learn more about finding cheap parking spaces near Ford Field to ensure a smooth game day experience!
TripAdvisor > Get advice from locals on the best place to park and tailgate near Ford Field in Detroit!
TripSavvy.com > Check out this great article on finding cheap parking, tickets, and eats in and around Ford Field.
Park n’ Party > Reserve a parking space in some of the best tailgating lots near Comerica Park or Ford Field.
Parkopedia Ford Field > Check out Ford Field’s Parkopedia page for great parking maps and info. Parkopedia is the encyclopedia of all things parking!
Stadium Journey > Stadium Journey can give you helpful tips and great user reviews about parking and more at Ford Field.