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Sunday open thread: How much would you pay for a Detroit Lions conference championship ticket?

If the Lions were to ever host the NFC Championship, how much would you pay to see it?

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On Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts in a fairly decisive win, 31-13. It was just their second playoff win since 1993 and just their third home playoff win in franchise history.

Perhaps more notable, the win sends them into the conference championship, where they will play host for the very first time in the semifinal matchup. Yes, the Kansas City Chiefs—who have only been to the AFC Championship twice—have never actually hosted the game.

The team’s dreary history matches the Detroit Lions in a lot of ways. Though the Chiefs have a Super Bowl, both team’s 90s and 2000s were spent with playoff droughts that were among the league’s longest.

So it’s not hard to see a little Lions in the Chiefs and share some of the excitement. If the Chiefs can host a conference championship for the first time in Arrowhead Stadium history... maybe the Lions can host just a measly playoff game at Ford Field for the first time. So today’s Question of the Day is:

How much would you pay for a theoretical Lions conference championship ticket at Ford Field?

My answer: This is pretty tough to answer for a myriad of reasons. First, like many Lions fans, I have never been to an NFL playoff game. I don’t know what the experience is like so that makes it hard to put a number on it... but it also makes me want to go more.

Additionally, there would be part of me that would want to save the money for a potential Super Bowl ticket. Just typing those words made me feel delirious and I know how ridiculous it all sounds, but every Lions fan I know has said something similar to, “If the Lions ever go to the Super Bowl, I have to be there.”

Ultimately, I would still really feel the need to go to Ford Field if the Lions were playing in a conference championship game there. There’s no way I would shell out 4 digits on a ticket, but I’d probably be willing to push $300 to get in the building. Just to be a part of that Ford Field crowd would be worth it. And who needs groceries anyways?

Your turn.

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