Detroit Lions are considering moving their team headquarters
More than 20 years ago, the Detroit Lions spent $34 million dollars to build their current headquarters. Located in Allen Park, Michigan, the current facility has a weight room, film rooms, locker rooms, two full-length outdoor practice fields, an indoor field and more.
On Tuesday, team president Rod Wood spoke to the media. He said, “We’re considering whether we’re going to continue to stay there and put more money into the facility, or be better off looking at locations elsewhere in Metro Detroit, where we’d have more space for the team and training camp for the fans,”
As of now, the facility will remain and Wood reiterated that by saying, “…we’re going to stay where we are…” but that’s only for the short term. Moving to a bigger and better facility or staying in Allen Park is one of the goals for Rod Wood this year. He mentioned that he “won’t hit that goal this year” but it’s a “near-term thing that needs to be decided.”
Over the years, the Lions have upgraded both Ford Field and their team headquarters in Allen Park. From new turf to the kitchens, things are looking up for a Lions organization that for decades has settled for mediocre. That no longer seems to be the case. It certainly feels like as the team continues to hunt for their first division championship since 1993, they’ll look to upgrade their facilities for not just only their players and staff but for their fans.