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Ford Field adheres to all security protocols mandated by the NFL which have been certified and designated by the Department of Homeland Security since 2008 as effective anti-terrorism technology.

In addition to emphasizing the importance of those protocols with security personnel, we have sought and received additional support from local law enforcement agencies.

The Detroit Lions also are encouraging fans and guests attending the game to review the NFL Bag Policy before approaching the perimeter of the stadium.

In the event of an emergency situation at Ford Field, please follow @Lions and @FordField on Twitter or tune into 97.1 the Ticket for updates.


Please note that all personal belongings will be subject to inspection upon entry into the stadium. Prohibited items discovered during security inspections at the stadium entrances must either be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded. Items will not be held for later pickup. Unlawful items that are discovered during inspections are subject to being confiscated, and the person in possession of those items is subject to ejection and/or arrest. Ejection from the game will be without refund. Ford Field will not be responsible for any item left at the gate.

For the safety of our guests, everyone entering Ford Field is subject to a visual inspection, a physical permitted bag inspection, consent pat down and walk-through metal detectors. Electing not to consent to these inspections' yields denied entry into the stadium. Depending on varying circumstances, additional security measures may be implemented to ensure the health and safety of all guests and personnel within Ford Field.

Ford Field Exterior in Detroit, MI on August 5, 2020. (Jeff Nguyen/Detroit Lions)


Save time by utilizing gates other than Gate A. The entrance lines in the center of Gate A are often not utilized while long lines form at the corner entrance lines.Click below to view our Gate Reference Guide and find out which gate is closest to your seat and parking areas.

Ford Field Exterior in Detroit, MI on August 5, 2020. (Jeff Nguyen/Detroit Lions)


Comerica Entrance for Comerica Credit and Debit Card holders is located at the north end of Gate A. To enter Ford Field through this VIP Gate, simply show your Comerica Credit or Debit Card.

Ford Field exterior before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday September 1, 2016 in Detroit (Detroit Lions via AP)


Gate D & E: Smoking area opens when gates open.

Cigars and electronic cigarettes are not permitted in the stadium and must comply with our outdoor designated area smoking policy.