Lions Announce 2010 Preseason Schedule

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Allen Park, Mich.—The Detroit Lions announced today their 2010 Preseason Schedule that includes road games at Pittsburgh and Denver in the first two weeks of preseason action and home games vs. Cleveland and Buffalo to close out the preseason. This year’s preseason schedule marks the first time since 2002 that the Lions have opened with two games on the road.

In the 2010 preseason opener, Detroit travels to Pittsburgh (Preseason Week 1, August 12-16). The road trip marks the first time since 2005 that the Lions have opened the preseason on the road. The last time the Lions played at Pittsburgh in the preseason was in 2001. Overall, Detroit holds a 10-7 record against the Steelers in preseason games.

The Lions take to the road again the following week (Preseason Week 2, August 19-23) when the team travels to Denver to face the Broncos. The last time the Lions played at Denver in the preseason was 1967. Detroit and Denver are tied 2-2 in the preseason series.

In Preseason Week 3 (August 26-29), the Lions return home for their first game at Ford Field when they host the Cleveland Browns. The Lions and Browns have faced off 40 previous times in the preseason and Detroit owns a 21-18-1 lead in the preseason series.

Detroit closes out the 2010 Preseason when they host the Buffalo Bills in Preseason Week 4 (September 2-3). This year marks the 29th meeting between the Lions and Bills in the preseason, and they have squared off in the preseason each year since 2002. Detroit leads the series 16-11-1. The Lions play at Buffalo during the regular season (date and time to be announced at a later date).

Specific dates and times and individual game ticket information for Lions preseason home games will be announced at a later time.


Date Opponent Network Time
August 12-16 at Pittsburgh Steelers WWJ-TV (CBS) TBA
August 19-23 at Denver Broncos WWJ-TV (CBS) TBA

Season tickets for 2010 are now on sale

  • 2010 Detroit Lions season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 313.262.2010 or visiting the team’s website, In February, the team announced that a significant portion – approximately 19,000 seats – will cost less than they did last season and that pricing on all other season tickets will remain the same.
  • Depending on seat location, season ticket holders will realize a savings of $10-40 per ticket compared to the cost of single game ticket which won’t be on sale until August. That’s a savings of between $100-400 per season ticket.
  • Included in the 19,000 reduced season tickets are approximately 16,000 seats in the lower and upper levels and approximately 3,000 club seats.
  • Price reductions also include over 13,000 season tickets in the 100- and 200-level sections. More than 8,500 season tickets located in the 100 level (lower seating level) and over 4,500 season tickets in the 200 level (upper seating level) have been reduced by $8 per game for a total savings of $80 per season ticket.
  • Approximately 1,900 season tickets in the 300-level (upper seating level) have been reduced from $50 to $40 per game, a savings of $100 per season ticket, and another approximately 1,000 season tickets in the 300-level have been reduced from $68 to $54 per game, a savings of $140 per season ticket.