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...

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...

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