ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -- In place of an in-person experience, the Detroit Lions are giving fans virtual opportunities to follow and interact with the team during this year's training camp.
Fans are not allowed at the team's facility during training camp this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, fans will be able to watch a live show (tentatively scheduled to debut August 12) through the Lions website and mobile app. In addition to live practice footage, the team says the show will include interviews with players and coaches, as well as guest analysis.
“Bringing football to our fans during this unprecedented time has been an ongoing priority,” Lions president Rod Wood said in a release. “While we will miss seeing them at Allen Park and the energy they bring to practice, we are excited...to provide a training camp viewing experience Lions fans have never had before.”
The Lions will also give 200 fans the opportunity to participate in a live virtual meet-and-greet autograph signing with a player. The team will announce more details on how to participate at a later date.