Ford Field Ranks At Top Among Best Values For An NFL Stadium Tour

Ford Field Ranks At Top Among Best Values For An NFL Stadium Tour
By Bill Ordine
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Some NFL fans just can’t get enough football.

To feed that appetite – and make some extra money from an asset that’s just kind of sitting there – many NFL teams offer tours of their stadiums. This appeals to fans’ insatiable appetite for more football, even when there’s no football.

So the numbers crunchers at took a break from Michigan sports betting analysis to dive into research regarding which stadiums offered the best value for a tour.

And it turns out that Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, is the best value in the NFL for a stadium tour.

Opened in 2002, Ford Field was a much-welcomed switch in venues for both players and fans from the dismal environs of the Pontiac Silverdome.

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Ford Field Amenities

Located in downtown Detroit, Ford Field, despite having a permanent dome, was built to provide as much natural light as possible without creating a distraction for the players. And thanks to Michigan sportsbook apps, fans can place wagers anywhere in the vicinity of the stadium and well beyond.

To allow folks an opportunity to soak in the atmosphere of the NFL during quiet times, the 65,000-seat stadium (expandable to 70,000) offers guided tours that take guests to places that even fans attending a game wouldn’t get to see.

The tour goes through the press levels, the suite and club levels and the locker rooms. At end, visitors even have a chance to step onto the field itself.

A Ford Field tour isn’t just full of experiences that fans can’t enjoy on a big-screen TV at home, but it’s also quite a bargain as well. In fact, it’s the best bargain among NFL franchises that offer such tours.

The 90-minutee guided tour of Ford Field is $12 per ticket. That works out to just $0.13 per minute.

That price point put the home of the Lions – and of Michigan online gambling â€“ in first place among all NFL venues that offer tours.

Ford Field isn’t just used for football. Basketball is played there as well and it’ll be the site of the 2027 Final Four.

Stadiums Ranked Just Behind Ford Field

Regarding value, the NFL stadium tour that follows just behind Ford Field in offering the most bang for the buck is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium ($12.42, or $0.17 per minute, for a 75-minute tour). And No. 3 is MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, where a 90-minute tour is $17, or $0.19 per minute.

At the other end of the price spectrum is the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium. The tour there is $750 but you can have as many as 20 guests. However, if one person is picking up the tab, that’s $12.50 a minute.

Looking at expensive stadium tours which are priced more conventionally – meaning one guest, one ticket – the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium offers a 75-minute tour for a hefty $65.99, or $0.88 a minute. That’s more than a handful of actual Las Vegas shows.

Next in line for the most expensive single ticket is SoFi Stadium, home of Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, where the tour is $39 per ticket for an hour tour, or $0.65 per minute.

Fans Interested In Tours Even During Offseason

Another measure that used in evaluating NFL stadium tours was how interested fans appeared to be in taking such a tour.

The league leader in attracting online curiosity is the place informally known as “Jerry World”, referring to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Officially named AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys’ stadium in Arlington, Texas, with its imposing overhead TV screens, was the most Googled NFL stadium tour with 45,000 searches per month.

Thankfully, many NFL fans still hold tradition dear, because at No. 2 is the tour of Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ revered home since 1957. That facility has just under 25,000 searches each month.

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A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.

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