Chelsea Lanes Creates Detroit Football Game Day Experience

From Bill Shaw

A local business owner is hoping that his Sunday afternoon celebration for the 2018 Detroit Lions’ season gives fans a place to really celebrate their team.

Edwin GreenLeaf III, General Manager of Chelsea Lanes and the Mark IV Sports Lounge, said he will be hosting the Detroit Game Day Party at 1180 S. Main Street Chelsea for all games starting at 1pm.

Known as “Eddie” to his many patrons, GreenLeaf is excited to watch the games this season with new coach Matt Patricia at the helm; he believes that Patricia’s experience with the New England Patriots will improve the Lions’ fortunes.

For that reason, he’s planned to capture the excitement by holding an open house each Sunday watching the games in the newly refurbished room, featuring seven big-screen televisions. The event is designed to create an atmosphere of fun where fans can mingle while watching football and share the excitement with other Lions supporters.

The lounge will serve a buffet brunch starting at half-time lasting through the third quarter with complimentary soda drinks and coffee. Drink specials will be available including a specialized assortment of craft beers.

In addition, the bowling center, which is adjacent to the Mark IV, is open for fans who may not want to watch the entire game. The center is offering family-friendly fun open bowling during this time.

GreenLeaf is selling individual game day passes; however, true fans are able to purchase season tickets just like the Lions. He emphasized that some fans may not want to commit to the full season, but the season passes are cheaper in the long run.”

Eddie stated that he is going to feature one Chelsea based non-profit each week. A portion of the revenue the center takes in during the game will be donated to that week’s chosen organization. He believes supporting his community is “good business.”

GreenLeaf urges Lions fans to attend, so they don’t miss out on the fun.

About Chelsea Lanes/Mark IV – For over 47 years, the GreenLeaf family has owned and operated Chelsea Lanes. The restaurant and bowling center are the premier entertainment venue for area residents. For more information, please visit

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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