I would like to thank you for your unwavering support of the Detroit Lions this season. You are a vital component to the success of our franchise. Collectively, you and all of our fans continue to be the inspiration behind everything we do.
It was a productive year for our organization both on and off the field. On our way to a NFC Wildcard Playoff berth, we had a 6-2 record at home with many exciting late-game finishes in which our team demonstrated incredible heart. These wins were aided by the electric atmosphere our fans maintained for a full 60 minutes.
We enjoyed receiving positive feedback from many of you on new elements of the fan experience including the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders, DTE Energy Power Hour, new activities at the Pride Plaza tailgate, a bolstered sound system and even our blue end zones. I hope you’ve also heard that Ford Field WiFi has been upgraded with quadrupled capacity and is in the final phases of testing. We are committed to continuously enhancing your experience and always looking for ways to improve. I encourage you to share your suggestions and input with your account representative.
Looking ahead, we anticipate a great season in 2017. Bob Quinn, Jim Caldwell and their staffs are hard at work this offseason to improve our football team.
Our plans for 2017 also include an approximately $100 million investment from the Ford Family into the stadium. You will be hearing about new videoboards, an all-new sound system and major renovations to several areas of Ford Field in the coming weeks. We’ll also be unveiling all new uniforms on April 13 and are eager to share them with you. Stay tuned.
We look forward to you being a part of these exciting developments. Thank you again for your incredible support. It’s an honor to represent you and the city of Detroit.
Rodney P. Wood, PRESIDENT