Pontiac Silverdome

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The Explosives Went Off, but Silverdome Didn't Fall

A wiring issue causes problems in Pontiac, Michigan

(Newser) - Talk about anticlimactic: Michigan's Silverdome was scheduled to implode on Sunday morning, and the explosives went off at 8:30am, reports CNN —but when the smoke cleared, the Pontiac landmark was still erect. The implosion did do its job of breaking the stadium's steel beams, just not... More »

Detroit's Silverdome Sells for 1% of $56M Cost

Stunning bargain sale marks state's desperation

(Newser) - In a stunning sign of the imploding economy, Detroit is selling its $56 million sports dome for a bargain basement $580,000. The 80,000-seat Pontiac Silverdome, once home to the Detroit Lions, went for 1 percent of the cost to build it 35 years ago. The city of Pontiac... More »

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