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History of the Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions franchise is built upon a rich history of NFL championships that date back to the 1930s. The team originated in 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio and was known as the Portsmouth Spartans. For the 1930 season, the Spartans formally joined the NFL and despite success within the National Football League, they could not survive in Portsmouth. The team was purchased and moved to Detroit for the 1934 season and became the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions have won four NFL Championships. The Lions were champs in 1935, 1952, 1953 and 1957.

The Detroit Lions' original home in the Motor City was at the University of Detroit. From there they moved to the newly renovated Briggs Stadium (known as Tiger Stadium by 1961) in 1938 and played their home games at The Corner through the 1973 season. In 1974 the Lions left the city of Detroit for the suburbs and played at the Pontiac Silverdome until their return to the Motor City in 2002 when Ford Field opened.

Since their inception in 1929, the Detroit Lions have had their share of adversity over the years. As one of the few teams in the NFL that has yet to reach the Super Bowl, the Lions also lay claim to one of the longest championship droughts in league. Even though this Motor City team has experienced numerous setbacks one thing is certain: Lions fans continue to cheer on their team with immense pride. If you are a loyal follower of the Honolulu blue and silver and are looking for some stylish Detroit Lions apparel then you've come to the right place because at DetroitAthletic.com, we have an array of Lions football gear that is perfect for cheering on your Lions in style.

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