After over 40 years of existence, the Pontiac Silverdome is to be demolished on Sunday morning.
The Silverdome was the home of the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001 and even hosted the Pistons and Michigan Panthers for some time.
But after awhile, the outdated stadium became an eyesore to a new generation of fans. The Lions moved to a much more modern Ford Field in 2002 and the Silverdome started to collect dust.
The venue would go on to hold a variety of events, like motocross, soccer and even ultimate frisbee. But in the end, the stadium was just not up-to-date enough to draw big events anymore. When the roof collapsed in 2013 and further deteriorated the following winter, it was only a matter of time before the city of Pontiac decided to demolish it forever.
That time has finally come, and the former home of the Detroit Lions will be no more after Sunday. Pontiac is expected to implode the venue at 8:30 a.m. ET. They will be streaming it live on their Facebook page and as soon as that goes live, we’ll embed it in the post below.
“Silverdome Implosion”Posted by City of Pontiac, Michigan USA on Sunday, December 3, 2017
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Goodbye, Silverdome. You were the raggedy icon of this team for three decades, for better or for worse.
Here is the Detroit Free Press feed:
Join us live for Silverdome implosion.Posted by Detroit Free Press on Sunday, December 3, 2017