August 1, 2018

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced today that 2018 Quick Lane Bowl tickets are now on sale. The game will be played on Wednesday, December 26 at 5:15 PM and will be televised by ESPN.

Tickets start at $29 and are available for purchase at or by calling 800-745-3000.

This will be the fifth annual Quick Lane Bowl. Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center has been the title sponsor of the annual college football bowl game at Ford Field since its 2014 inaugural game.

 The Quick Lane Bowl traditionally features teams from the Big Ten and ACC. At the end of the college football season, officials from both conferences meet with bowl officials to determine the best possible matchup and choose their team representatives.

The Duke Blue Devils, led by longtime college football coach David Cutcliffe, defeated the Rod Carey led Northern Illinois Huskies 36-14 to win the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl. Though the game was tied 14-14 with minutes left in the first half, the Blue Devils ultimately dominated, heading into halftime with a 26-14 lead and running with it. Duke’s QB Daniel Jones ended the game with 252 yards passing, 86 yards rushing, two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and the MVP title.

The Detroit Lions entertainment division, DLI Entertainment, has promoted multiple large-scale shows and events at Ford Field since 2002 including the Quick Lane Bowl and has been home of the MAC Football Championship since 2004. Notably, DLI has hosted nine Kenny Chesney shows with another coming this summer. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé & Jay –Z and Luke Bryan will also bring their international tours to Ford Field in 2018.

Visit, Quick Lane Bowl on Facebook (@QLB17), Twitter (@quicklanebowl) and Instagram (@quicklanebowl) for more information.



About Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and is the National Football League’s fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2016, when they finished with an 9-7 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $7.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information, please visit

About Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center offers extraordinary service for routine vehicle maintenance including tire repair and replacement with a Low Tire Price Guarantee and a full menu of automotive services including oil and filter, brakes, alignments, batteries and shocks and struts on all vehicle makes and models. Service is performed by certified technicians at more than 1,000 locations worldwide while you wait and no appointment is necessary.  For more information about Quick Lane, please visit

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit