• FOUNDED

    7/12/1930

  • CONFERENCE

    NFC

  • DIVISION

    NFC North

  • STADIUM

    Ford Field

  • STADIUM CAPACITY

    65,000

  • LOCATION

    Detroit, MI

  • GOVERNOR

    Sheila Ford Hamp

  • PRESIDENT

    Rod Wood

  • GENERAL MANAGER

    Brad Holmes

  • HEAD COACH

    Dan Campbell

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TEAM HISTORY

After three futile attempts at establishing a professional football team in Detroit in the 1920s, the "new" game took a firm foothold in the city beginning in 1934, when Detroit radio executive George A. Richards purchased the Portsmouth, Ohio, Spartans for the then-astounding sum of $8,000 and moved the franchise to the Motor City.

The Spartans had joined the NFL in 1930 and, in 1932, play...

After three futile attempts at establishing a professional football team in Detroit in the 1920s, the "new" game took a firm foothold in the city beginning in 1934, when Detroit radio executive George A. Richards purchased the Portsmouth, Ohio, Spart...

7/12/1930

George Richards

9-0 win over the New York Giants

Sid Wagner

Potsy Clark

University of Detroit Stadium

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