Detroit Lions Tailgating in Eastern Market is back!

This is looking to be one of the most exciting Thanksgivings for football. The Lions are on a 3-game winning streak and as usual, our anticipation is high. And, according to, Detroit Lions tailgating in Eastern Market is back!

Last year, Eastern Market was closed off to tailgaters last year because of the pandemic. So now it’s back open and ready for all the football fun. In addition to the Turkey Trot and the Thanksgiving Parade, Thursday is going to be a crazy busy day. Businesses around the Eastern Market and all of downtown are excited and getting ready for the massive possible turnout.

Make sure you have your parking planned out. Eastern Market will be open from 7 am to 7 pm and is selling tickets for spaces at $60 right here. They have a list of rules regarding space size, cooking, and alcohol which may be required reading also. But if you’ve done this a thousand times, you probably have a game plan.

The Detroit Lions are sitting on an amazing three-win streak and this game is looking like it to be a shoot-out. On, they predict high scoring with each team scoring around 30 points a piece. On paper, the Detroit Lions don’t have the same season highlights as the Buffalo Bills do, but the Lions have never been a team to look at the past, but forward. Maybe with the streak, their energy and the fan’s enthusiasm will continue on through Thursday and beyond.

But the Detroit Lions are known for the roller coaster-like ride of emotions they put us through. Either we will be breaking down in tears of joy or raging and throwing turkey sandwiches at the wall! Whatever happens, it is going to be a Thanksgiving to remember!

2027 Men's Basketball Final Four Coming to Detroit

The 2027 men’s basketball Final Four will take place at Ford Field in Detroit.

The NCAA made the announcement on Tuesday (Nov. 22). They also announced where the Final Four will take place for the next several years.

“We were really impressed with how the presenters from Detroit and North Texas rebounded from the disappointment of not being awarded a Final Four in the previous cycle and put their best foot forward during this entire process,” Chris Reynolds, athletics director at Bradley and the chair of the committee, said. “These communities should be proud of the leadership displayed by everyone involved with making these bids and ultimately earning the privilege to host an event of this magnitude. Both will be great locations at which to play the Final Four.”

He added, “We are excited to bring the NCAA’s premier championship to Las Vegas, a city that for a number of years has hosted numerous championships from several member conferences. The feedback from leagues, the fans of their teams and the media covering the events staged there has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are confident we’ll get the same reviews when the Men’s Final Four is played at Allegiant Stadium.” Get all the information on when and where the NCAA Final Four is taking place below!

  • Final Four - April 3 and 5, 2027

    Location: Detroit at Ford Field. Hosted by Michigan State University. The last time they were at Ford Field was 2009. Michigan State University won the NCAA championship in 2000 and 1979. I was so excited when the team won in 2000!

  • Final Four - April 1 and 3, 2028

    Location: Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. Hosted by UNLV. This is the first time they’ve ever hosted the Final Four. It must be exciting for them!

  • Final Four - March 31 and April 2, 2029

    Location: Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hosted by the Horizon League, IUPUI. They have a massive hosting history, having hosted in 1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2015 and 2021.

  • Final Four - April 6 and 8, 2030

    Location: North Texas at AT&T Stadium. Hosted by the Big 12 Conference. They hosted in 1986 and 2014.

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