The chief of police in Detroit is looking to shut down the Booty Lounge, a bus that functions as a strip club outside Ford Field during Lions home games.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said he doesn’t believe the Booty Lounge has the legal right to operate outside Lions games.
“Ostensibly, it’s an illegal establishment,” Godbee told the Detroit News. “The same thing that would regulate that type of activity in a strip club would be applicable to that vehicle. We’re going to police it very aggressively through our investigation. I’m appalled at this kind of conduct because we have families and children around. We need to make sure these events are fan-friendly for children and their families.”
The Booty Lounge hasn’t commented publicly since media reports on its operations — not to mention a picture of two uniformed police officers posing with a scantily clad woman outside the Booty Lounge — led to a controversy in Detroit. But Detroit City Councilman Gary Brown said he thinks the Booty Lounge will be out of business before the next Lions home game, which is next Monday night against the Bears.
“Our chief could have that problem solved by the next Lions home game. I’m confident that it will,” Brown said. “(Tailgating) needs to be clean, family fun and not an after-hours joint on wheels.”