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Detroit Lions


More About Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are a professional American Football (AF) team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the NFL as a member club of the NFC North division. The team plays its home games at Ford Field in Down-town Detroit.

Established: July 12, 1930, 88 years ago
First season: 1930
Play: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Headquartered: Allen Park, Michigan
Logo: Wordmark
Conference affiliations
National Football League: 1930–present
Western Division: 1933–1949
National Conference: 1950–1952
Western Conference: 1953–1969
Central Division: 1967–1969
National Football Conference: 1970–present
NFC Central: 1970–2001
NFC North: 2002–present
Current uniform
Team colors: Honolulu blue, silver
Fight song: Gridiron Heroes
Mascot: Roary the Lion
Theo "Gridiron" Spight
Owner: Martha Firestone Ford
Chairman: Martha Firestone Ford
President: Rod Wood
General manager Bob Quinn
Head coach: Matt Patricia
Team history
Portsmouth Spartans: 1930–1933
Detroit Lions: 1934–present
League championships
NFL Championships: pre–1970 AFL–NFL, 1935, 1952-1953, 1957
Conference championships
NFL National: 1952
NFL Western: 1953-1954, 1957
Division championships
NFL West: 1935
NFC Central: 1983, 1991, 1993
Playoff appearances
NFL: 1932, 35, 52, 53, 54, 57, 70, 82, 83, 91, 93, 94, 95, 97, 99, 2011, 14, 2016
Home fields
Universal Stadium: 1930–1933
University of Detroit Stadium: 1934–1940
Tiger Stadium: 1938–1939, 1941–1974
Pontiac Silverdome: 1975–2001
Ford Field: 2002–present
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