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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:27 PM

(Pontiac) Silverdome to be demolished

PONTIAC, Mich. -

Plans are in the works to have the Silverdome in Pontiac demolished, said a spokesman for Triple Investment Group.

The former home of the Detroit Lions went on sale earlier this year for $30 million. However, there was never any reported interest from prospective buyers.

The owners instead will demolish the Silverdome and sell the land. The owners don't have a time frame right now for when the demolition will begin.
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The stadium, which at its peak seated more than 90,000 fans for NFL games, has not had a regular tenant since 2002.


http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/silverdome-to-be-demolished/36126424

So it finally ends. My hometown of Pontiac has dealt with this white elephant for almost a decade after the Lions left. Sad to see history fall through the cracks, but a clean slate on that property is better for the city and the county versus an inflated dome. :/

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Response to romanic (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:35 PM

1. Sad

I grew up in that Silverdome it will be missed .

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Response to Yuki55 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:46 PM

3. I grew up when the Lions played at Briggs Stadium.

AKA, Tiger Stadium. Milt Plum was quarterback. (Really!) Yup! They still lost. But at least we had Night Train Lane.

That is if one actually likes American football. No, what we call soccer won't do it either. I much prefer Australian Rules Football, sadly no longer broadcast in the US.

However, the Silverdome was a white elephant from its inception. The only innovation was its inflatable fiberglass roof, which was way cool.

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Response to romanic (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:35 PM

2. I grew up in Waterford,

I watched the ugly thing go up. Too bad I won't be there to see it go.

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