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Final demolition set to begin on Pontiac Silverdome

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The Pontiac Silverdome last hosted an NFL game in January, 2002. Fifteen years later, its end is in sight.

According to Natalie Broda of the Oakland Free Press, Adamo Group Inc., which is performing the demolition, filed for permits last month to proceed with the final stages of destruction on the former home of the Detroit Lions.

The final demolition of the facility is expected to take 12-16 months to complete. The Adamo Group was selected to demolish the building in May as the stadium fell into disrepair.

The Silverdome served as home for the Lions from 1975-2001. While it last hosted the Lions in early 2002, it continued to hold other events in the years since. It served as the practice site for the Pittsburgh Steelers the week of Super Bowl XL in early 2006. It also hosted an international friendly for A.C. Milan against Panathinakos F.C. in August, 2010. Monster truck events and a WBO title fight between Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander also was held at the site in January, 2011

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7 Responses to “Final demolition set to begin on Pontiac Silverdome”
  1. lewsblues says: Jul 11, 2017 1:15 AM

    The Pontiac Silverdome last hosted an NFL game in January, 2012. Fifteen years later, its end is in sight.

    uh … that would be 5 ….

  2. tom48212 says: Jul 11, 2017 4:16 AM

    I just forget the big shots name but when the Lions announced they were leaving Pontiac, the elected official claimed he would help them pack their bags. He assumed the property was worth lots of money and developers would be knocking on his door for the opportunity.

  3. jimmysee says: Jul 11, 2017 7:45 AM

    I recall it was purchased at auctionby a mega-church and was a huge deal. The land on which it is located must be prime for redevelopment.

  4. schmitty2 says: Jul 11, 2017 10:30 AM

    The Pope visit was probably the greatest event ever held in that building….until Hulk Hogan slammed Andre the Giant in WrestleMania III.

  5. factschecker says: Jul 11, 2017 10:33 AM

    jimmysee says:
    Jul 11, 2017 7:45 AM
    I recall it was purchased at auctionby a mega-church and was a huge deal.
    ———
    At least it will still attract folks that are willing to spend their hard earned money for looking for hope and inspiration.

  6. koolaid69 says: Jul 11, 2017 2:54 PM

    They’ve been talking about doing this for years.

  7. ed2head says: Jul 11, 2017 8:30 PM

    Tax payers money down the drain?

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