DETROIT LIONS REMIND FANS TO EXPECT ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC ON THANKSGIVING DAY
The Detroit Lions are strongly encouraging fans to arrive early for the team’s Thanksgiving Day Classic against the Chicago Bears Thursday, November 28 to avoid heavy traffic congestion following the 2019 America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Gates will open at 10:30 AM and kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 PM EST.
Fans should also be prepared for road closures due to both the parade and Turkey Trot races. The Turkey Trot 10K starts at 7:30 AM, followed by the Turkey Trot 5K at 8:30 AM. America’s Thanksgiving Parade is scheduled to begin at 8:45 AM on Woodward Ave. near Kirby St. and ends on Woodward Ave. near Congress St.
Guests coming to the game are advised to exit the freeway on whichever side of Woodward Ave. they plan to park. For those parking at lots surrounding Ford Field, please exit on the east side of Woodward Ave. Many gameday parking lots will open as early as 7 AM.
Please note that the Q-Line streetcar will not be operational on Thanksgiving Day due to the Woodward Ave. street closures.
DTE Power Hour and Giveaways
The Lions encourage fans to arrive when gates open at 10:30 AM for DTE Power Hour. Fans will have the opportunity to meet-and-greet the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders and Lions Legends. DTE Power Hour offers food and drink specials at BLITZ, Bud Light Party Zone, Crown Royal Corner Bar and Grille, and Social at Gate D.
The Pride Plaza tailgate outside of Ford Field will kick off at 10 AM and include tailgate games, food trucks and more.
Additionally, fans will receive a commemorative Thanksgiving Day game rally towel courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.