Certainly the Detroit Lions hold their training camps in Michigan. But you'll be surprised at how many other NFL teams have held camps in the state.

Arizona Cardinals

Even before the Detroit Lions were a team there were NFL training camps being held in Michigan by the Chicago Cardinals.

Today's Arizona Cardinals held camp in Coldwater in 1929 and Sturgis in 1930. Today the Coldwater High School teams are known as the Cardinals, perhaps in honor of few weeks during the summer in '29.

Dallas Cowboys

In 1962, likely to beat the Texas heat, the Dallas Cowboys held training camp in the Upper Peninsula at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The team was only here for one season before beginning a 27 year run holding camp in Thousand Oaks, California.

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have held training camps in 9 different cities around the state:

  • Bloomfield Hills at Cranbook Schools
  • Charlevoix at Charlevoix High School
  • Grosse Ile at West Shore Golf Club
  • Alma at Alma College
  • Ypsilanti at Eastern Michigan University
  • Rochester at Oakland University
  • Pontiac at the Silverdome
  • Saginaw at Saginaw Valley State University
  • Allen Park at Lions Training Facility

All research from the outstanding FootballGeography.com.

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