Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Silverdome

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14380473@N07/

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14380473@N07/

The Silverdome was bought today for $587,000. Michigan is sure struggling.

First there is Detroit with a 29% unemployment rate and where the average home is selling for less than $7,500 because there are no jobs and the highest crime rate in the nation. You do not want to live in Detroit.

And now, it's neighbor, Pontiac, Michigan has sold its Silverdome, the Pontiac Silverdome, the home of the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001, the Detroit Pistons from 1978 to 1988, the Michigan Panthers from 1983 to 1984, the Motor City Bowl from 1997 until 2001, MHSAA football state finals from 1976 to 2004, the FIFA World Cup in 1994, the Cherry Bowl in 1985 and 1984 and many other events and teams. Notice all of these are dates in the past.

Even Pink Floyd performed the Dark Side of the Moon from the Silverdome . In 1997, when it was opened, it was the largest stadium there was. It was built with a special silver roof that actually looks more silver from the sky than anywhere else and that's where it got the name Silverdome.

It is a domed stadium and because of that, the noise level inside is very high. The city of Pontiac has been trying to sell the property and finally decided to just auction it off once and for all and a Canadian real estate company won the bid for $587,000. The new owner plans to use the Silverdome for, well, if it's a Canadian company, my guess would be ice hockey or soccer. Well, it is soccer. What a bargain someone got today on the Silverdome.



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