FOX SPORTS has signed a lease on a new $500 million stadium in the Detroit area, which will open for the 2018 season and be the largest sports complex in the region.
The news was first reported by the Detroit Free Press.
The complex, which has a capacity of 11,400, is located about 50 miles from the site of the former Detroit Lions practice facility.
The Lions moved their training facility to the area in 2015, and the team announced the move in December.
The stadium will host six NFL games, including the NFL’s annual All-Star game, during the 2018-19 season.
The Lions, which are rebuilding under new head coach John Fox, are slated to open the new stadium in 2018.
Fox has been a big supporter of Detroit and the region, and his organization has played a key role in building the Lions’ stadium complex.
The stadium is being built on the site formerly home to the Ford Motor Company, the largest auto manufacturer in the United States.
Fox said earlier this month that he would move the Lions to a new facility when he takes over the team.
Fox also announced last month that the team will use the facility to train for the upcoming season.