On Sunday, the Detroit Lions stomped the Chicago Bears in what will be the final game at Ford Field for the 2022 season. Even if the Lions squeeze their way into the NFL Playoffs as a No. 7 seed, it would be impossible for them to host a home playoff game, which means we have seen the last of the Lions at Ford Field for the 2022 season. In addition, Ford Field will not be in consideration for a potential AFC Championship Game neutral site because they will be getting a new field.
When will the Detroit Lions get their new field?
On Friday morning, Ian Rapoport reported that Ford Field is not available as a possible neutral site for the AFC Championship Game (if one is needed) because a new field will be in stalled.
Rapoport noted that he has been told that Ford Field already has a planned change-out of their turf scheduled for mid-January.