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Notes: Eastern Market tailgating will be closed for the Detroit Lions’ 2021 season

Lions fans will have to find a new hub for tailgating this year.

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Detroit Lions fans will have to find a new place to tailgate for the 2021 season. Eastern Market, which has been the hub of Lions pregame festivities since the team moved to downtown Detroit in 2002, announced on Wednesday that they will not be providing services for tailgating this year.

With ample parking day or night, large open spaces for grilling and classic tailgating games, and a location within walking distance of the stadium, Eastern Market was the perfect venue for die-hard Lions fans. But via their Twitter account, the location announced that it does not have the staff capacity to accommodate large crowds this year.

Downtown Detroit does offer some other tailgating venues in nearby parking lots, but none provide the space and tradition that comes with Eastern Market.

Additionally, the Lions offered some other options for parking and tailgating, including a self-serving option of just going inside the stadium for cheap drinks and food specials:

Let’s hope next year COVID-19 is way behind us and we can all go back to some normalcy on gamedays.

  • Earlier in camp, we got to see Jared Goff mic’d up at practice. This week, it’s offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn:

  • A couple of Tigers players dropped by Wednesday’s practice. Go Detroit Cats!

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