Detroit Lions vice chair Sheila Ford Hamp before action against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Ford Field.

The Detroit Lions have a new principal owner, but the organization is not changing hands.

Sheila Ford Hamp will replace her mother, Martha Firestone Ford, as Lions owner and chairman effective immediately.


Former Detroit Lions Martha Firestone-Ford claps during a Pride of the Lions ceremony on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

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