The Lions will be in Chicago this weekend but that doesn’t mean Ford Field will be empty (at least not completely empty).
Ticket sales for Michigan State’s game hosted by Florida Atlantic at Ford Field are reportedly just over 25,000, less than half of the stadium’s capacity. While the preliminary attendance numbers sound disappointing, Florida Atlantaic athletic director Craig Angelos stated that FAU will more than cover the expenses of moving their home game out of the state of Florida.
It remains to be seen if lackluster attendance for this game will hurt Ford Field’s chances at hosting marquee college football events such as future Big Ten championship games. See Ticketmaster for ticket information.