Ford Field is transformed into a basketball arena in preparation for the 2008 Midwest Regional Finals. On December 13, 2003, Ford Field hosted the then largest crowd ever to attend a basketball game, as 78,129 people packed the stadium for the Basketbowl , where the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Michigan State Spartans , 79–74.
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The basketball court for the game was moved from Michigan State's Breslin Center and reassembled on the 50 yard line of Ford Field, giving the promotional title "Basketbowl: Hoops on the 50!"  This is the same court that Michigan State won the 2000 NCAA Championship on in Indianapolis. In addition, the entire court was raised off the field by a custom stage deck installed by SGA Production Staging, Inc. to improve sight lines for those sitting in the upper bowl of the stadium.
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The Ford Fieldhouse has the staff and (new!) equipment to satisfy a novice athlete all the way to a life-long fitness enthusiast. Facilities include: An indoor pool. A basketball court with six hoops. Four volleyball courts. An indoor track. A state-of-the-art mechanized weight room. A large-free weight room. Take a virtual tour. Closed Due To COVID-19
Ford Field is an indoor center in the United States that predominantly hosts football events. The Ford Motor Company has purchased the naming rights of the stadium at the cost of $40 million . It is owned by Detroit/ Wayne County Stadium Authority and operated by Detroit Lions (professional American football team).
A Ford Field in Detroit, N.C.A.A. Tournament games are played on a court that is raised 27 inches above the football field, almost like a boxing ring.