Pontiac Silverdome: Detroit Stadium to Be Auctioned Off In Pieces

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:15 PM

By Michael Mullins

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The Pontiac Silverdome, the former home to the Detroit Lions for 26 years, will be auctioned off piecemeal this month as what was once the largest NFL stadium in the league appears to be in the process of being reclaimed by nature.

The stadium had its dome deflated in January of 2013 and has since been transformed by the elements, with tarp and sand covering much of the seating while the AstroTurf field has begun to resemble an artificial swamp, MetroTimes.com reported.

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The Triple Investment Group, which acquired the Silverdome in 2009 in the hopes of converting it into a venue for various performing acts, will reportedly be auctioning off what's left of the dome between May 21 and May 29 in an online auction.

According to the Metro Times, the company plans on selling off everything from kitchen items to the stadium's seats, which will apparently go for $100 each and could become a significant piece of memorabilia for any Lions fan, despite the fact that the team had some of its worst seasons in the dome.

In addition to being the home of the Lions, who moved to Ford Field in Detroit 12 years ago, the Silverdome also played host a variety of events over the years, including a 1987 visit from Pope John Paul II, who said Mass at the venue, and Wrestlemania III. Both events attracted audiences of more than 93,000, the Metro Times noted.

The dome also hosted concerts by Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, while presenting such sporting events as the FIFA World Cup, NBA Finals games, and a Super Bowl.

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