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Sunday open thread: Where outside of Detroit would you like to watch the Lions live?

If you could visit any NFL stadium and watch the Lions play, which would it be?

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Ford Field can be a great place to watch a football game. The stadium is extremely modern, the concessions are above-average and I’ve had very little experience with knuckleheads (especially in comparison with the Silverdome). In general, Ford Field is definitely a top-half stadium in the NFL.

But going to home games can get a little boring, walking through those same glass doors game-after-game. As someone who has seen the Lions play in six different venues away from Ford Field, I can tell you that there is nothing like watching your favorite team in enemy territory. Not only do you get an entirely new stadium to discover, but you’re treated to an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking fan experience. Seeing a random Lions fan in enemy territory is an unexplainable pleasure. You lock eyes and immediately share the tortuous history of Lions fandom, while simultaneously displaying your pride and bravery for expressing that fandom in a sea of enemies.

So here is today’s question:

What stadium would you most want to see the Detroit Lions play, outside of Ford Field?

My answer: Lambeau Field. From what I hear, Lambeau Field offers one of the most unique game day experiences. What other NFL franchise takes a huge rabid fanbase and squished them into the middle of a dinky town. Of course, the field also has an insane history to it, but that’s not as important to me. Lambeau Field is an icon, and I want to be part of it. Even if it means me bearing negative temperatures and whiny Packers fans.

Your turn.

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