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What changes do you want the Detroit Lions to make to Ford Field to improve the game-day experience?

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This week, the Detroit Lions announced a new "Tunnel Club" and new field-level seating. These upgrades appear to be a part of their "Ford Field 2.0" project, which will basically modernize their home stadium. Ford Field isn't necessarily that old in the grand scheme of things considering it opened in 2002, but from a technology and amenities standpoint, a lot has changed since then.

With this in mind, I posed a question on Twitter about what other changes the Lions should make to Ford Field in the future. Let's take a look at some of the responses by dividing them up into different categories.

First, let's start with the responses that simply demanded better football or included renovation/pricing requests that would be nice but are ultimately unrealistic:

A home playoff game, a Super Bowl banner and cheaper beer -- now that's a platform I can get behind.

Moving on to requests that are actually feasible in the short term, there were a lot of calls for better scoreboards and improved Wi-Fi.

These two things are at the top of my list. Newer, bigger scoreboards are a must, as is better Wi-Fi. It shouldn't just be limited to Verizon customers, and it shouldn't be so unreliable that Verizon customers sometimes even struggle to get it to work. I know this is easier said than done, but when I attended the Final Four at the Georgia Dome, I had perfect, speedy Wi-Fi the entire time. Clearly it can be done; it's just a matter of investing enough resources into the system to do it properly.

Finally, multiple people suggested more diverse food options at Ford Field and less blandness in general:

What kind of changes do you want to see at Ford Field going forward?