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Michigan will practice at Ford Field Saturday

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
De'Veon Smith and the Wolverines will practice in Ford Field on Saturday.

Boca Raton, Fla. — Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan football team already traveled to Florida for one practice this year, but the Wolverines’ next trip will be much closer to home.

The Wolverines will hold a spring practice at Ford Field on Saturday afternoon, Lions president Rod Wood told The Detroit News on Tuesday. The practice is scheduled for noon-4 p.m.

It’s unclear if the practice will be open to the public or just Michigan season-ticket holders, but there should be an announcement later Tuesday or Wednesday.

What is known is that high school players and coaches are invited. The D Zone, which covers Michigan high school sports, posted an invitation to the event that says admission for players and coaches is free.

The invitation also says: “A limited number of tickets are available for this practice; each individual may request up to two (2) digital tickets. Please redeem quickly as this rare practice opportunity may be extended to the general public later in the week depending on availability.”

Michigan proposed the idea of conducting a practice at Ford Field to the Lions a few weeks ago. The team will have access to the Lions’ home locker room, too.

The Lions are also hosting an open practice for Eastern Michigan on Monday.