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If you are going to some big game or important event at Ford Field, searching for a cheap and convenient parking space might take up too much of your time. For this reason, we suggest using our safe reservation process to find and book the best parking spot in the area. 


Check out our Ford Field Parking Guide to find out how and where to park, driving directions to Ford Field, public parking reviews, travel tips, and more! We offer clear and upfront pricing, as well as a simple booking system.

Ford Field

Ford Field is the home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, but it also serves the Quick Lane Bowl and the MHSAA football and wrestling championships. Apart from the National Football League and other sporting events, many concerts were held in Ford Field, with guests like The Rolling Stones, Madonna, One Direction, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran, and more.


With a regular seating capacity of 65000, Ford Field is a large football stadium situated in downtown Detroit (see the Ford Field seating chart). If you want to use public transportation services, the Detroit People Mover and the QLine operate to/from the Grand Circus Park station, which is a 7-minute walk away from the stadium. Only 20 miles from Detroit Metro Airport, if you’re parking there or needing a ride here a few good resources.

The stadium is located at 2000 Brush Street – if you are driving, check out the driving directions to Ford Field.


The drivers should also discover all discounted parking options in the area and make a reservation in advance. So, see below for additional event parking information and short-term parking rates.

Ford Field Parking

Parking structures adjacent to Ford Field and Comerica Park are open for visitors during games and events. You can enter these vehicle parking facilities four hours before kick-off. Ford Field suggests that you use one of the following parking areas by ABM Parking Services:

Ford Field Parking Map
  • Ford Field Parking Deck;
  • Lot 6 (next to the Ford Field parking garage);
  • Lot 4 (north side of the stadium);
  • Lot 5 (on the corner of Brush and Montcalm streets).

Ford Field Parking Deck provides many covered parking spaces, and the hourly parking rates depend on the event. The starting rate is $4 per 2 hours


Listed above are the closest parking garages and lots, but there is also the Lions/Tigers garage, D Garage Parking, 61 E. Elizabeth, and 850 Witherell. Shuttle service is provided to/from these lots. D Garage and 850 Witherell Parking Lot offer rates starting at $7 per 2 hours. Note that these rates can be significantly higher during some important championships or similar events.


Accessible parking is available in the Ford Field Parking Deck and Lot 4. To use the Ford Field handicapped parking, a visitor has to own a disabled parking permit or license plate. Standard parking rates apply, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Detroit Lions Parking near Ford Field

On the other side of Woodward Avenue, Olympia Development offers over a dozen parking lots that are also available during game days. These lots are the best option for visitors who want to tailgate before the game because the lots close to the stadium do not allow tailgating.


Day parking in the Ford Field garage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For this reason, it tends to become full very quickly, so we recommend booking visitor parking spots in some of the self-parking structures in the area. Some of these lots are up to 20 minutes away, but it is often worth the cost since they are usually a lot cheaper than the official parking. 


Take a look at our list below and choose the best downtown parking facility.

Parking StructureStarting RateWalking Distance
Park-Rite, Inc. 440 Madison St$505 minutes
Premier Parking 1426 Broadway St$258 minutes
222 Bagley Ave Valet-Assist Lot$2015 minutes
Greektown Casino Valet Parking$2014 minutes
Pak Parking 1545 Broadway St$1510 minutes
720 Griswold St Garage$1319 minutes
200 Madison St. Uncovered Lot$106 minutes
151 W Adams Ave Uncovered Lot$1016 minutes
533 Abbott St 551 Michigan Ave$520 minutes
Wayne Parking 114 W Adams Ave$416 minutes

Tailgating at Ford Field

As we have already mentioned, tailgating is not permitted in facilities adjacent to Ford Field or Comerica Park. However, there are many other car parking options for everyone who wants to enjoy tailgating with friends before a game. 


You can park in any of the Olympia Development Surface Lots or Eastern Market, which is a 10-minute walk away from the Detroit Lions stadium. Easter Market parking rates start at $10, but tailgating costs $40 total. There is also a shuttle bus service to this lot every 15-minutes for $5. If this does not work for you, check out the Greektown neighborhood with many surface lots and rates starting at $15.

In addition to Ford Field parking availability, we can also provide you with nearby electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Detroit. ParkingAccess.com has the best overnight parking at all major airports, valet service at cruise parks, and on-street parking near ballparks. Don’t hesitate to check us out whenever you need a short and long-term parking area!