My eighteen cents about Ford Field:
Club, between the 30s. Probably pay a little more but to me, worth it.
If you MUST go lower level, make sure it’s in the top 3rd of the section and again, between the 30s.
ALWAYS get aisle seats. I have sacrificed moving a few rows back just for this luxury. As weird as it sounds given the size of a stadium, it’s no different than an airplane. Granted, this could just be me. I know if I’m spending the money to do it, I’m enjoying myself; which means frequent beer, smack and bathroom runs. It’s also nice because beer vendors walk the stairs so boom you’re right there. If I’m the “middle guy”, I feel like a complete inconvenience to others 12 times a game. This might be a little bit of a unwarranted or slightly unfair judgment to put on myself, but that is just how I feel when I am around my fellow man.
To MCM’s point. About 20 years ago a friend and accompanied my parents to a game at FF. As the game was starting we noticed about 8 seats dead center Row 1 empty (probably something corporate). We went ahead and borrowed the seats knowing if the owner showed up we would respectfully acknowledge them and move back to our seats.
Terrible idea. Perhaps it’s just me but I don’t get it. Can’t see anything. Too loud to hear anything. We didn’t make it through the first quarter and just moved on our own. Back with our parents, about section 128, 25-30 rows back, aisle seats. Roughly 40-yard line. Some of the best seats I’ve ever sat in.
I can’t recommend too much in Detroit, but here is a couple of quick hits.
I always recommend catching a show if you can at the Fox Theater. Very nice place, always well run, always clean. The problem is the schedule. Nov 4 and 5 is Katt Williams. People seem to either love him or hate him. If he’s not your cup of tea, then disregard, but it’s a thought.
I haven’t been in a few years (pre-pandemic), but if you want to eat before the game I always had a good experience at Zs Villa in Detroit. Good food, drinks, and more importantly, close to FF AND have a shuttle (or did). They don’t open til 11 though, so choose lighter, easier to make items off of the menu. You should be fine time wise. The only thing I can think of that would get in your way is if you had your heart set on visiting the Lions store inside of FF. There is ALWAYS a line.
So again, you do you. Just throwing some things out there.
Enjoy your trip and the game, brother!