The crumbling Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Where the 49ers beat the Bengals to win their first Superbowl XVI January 24 1982.

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    For Detroit, that's not too bad.
     
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    is this used as a practice site or for college football?
     
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    It's not Detroit. It's a suburb, Pontiac.

    Its been for sale for several years. I used to love watching games there. Team has always sucked, but got to see all of Barry Sandwrs games.
     
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    I used to sell popcorn there.
     
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    Who are they expecting to buy it? Seems like everywhere else just implodes the old stadium and builds something else. :dontknow:
     
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    I saw The Stones there w/ Santana and Iggy Pop in 1981. Also, The Who with The Clash right around the same time.

    If I recall correctly, they sold that place a few years ago for some ridiculous price like 100,000 dollars. They did a rock festival with Stone Temple Pilots I think that probably drew a couple thousand people.
     
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    Many barry sanders memories there and scott mitchell too
     
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    Pontiac Demographics Summary

    [​IMG] With 60,175 people, Pontiac is the 18th most populated city in the state of Michigan out of 691 cities. But watch out, Pontiac, becauseSt. Clair Shores with 59,749 people and Royal Oak with 58,410 people are right behind you.
    [​IMG] The largest Pontiac racial/ethnic groups are Black (49.7%) followed by White (25.2%) and Hispanic (15.8%).
    [​IMG] In 2012, the median household income of Pontiac residents was $26,584. Pontiac households made slightly more than Beecherhouseholds ($26,569) and Harrison households ($26,354) . However, 36.5% of Pontiac residents live in poverty.
    [​IMG] The median age for Pontiac residents is 33.3 years young.



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    Perfect spot for a juggalo gathering.
     
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    Don't show this to the Iron Sheik.
     
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    You're correct. The local emergency manager sold it to one of his billionaire buddies for pennies on the dollar.
     
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    I saw the Bears play the Lions there in 1996. I accidently spilled a soda on the woman in front of me. I was very sorry but she wasn't forgiving.
     
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    maybe Kid Rock could buy it and throw some kinda hillbilly festival to revive Detroit, bring in the whiteys
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    Wrestlemania 3 was in the Silverdome


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    The best abandoned stadium was Bobby Maduro Stadium in Miami where the Baltimore Oriole's held its spring training. The unattended field turned into a hairy 70's bush

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    After refusing to entertain offers of several million. The new owner will just sit on the site until a developer comes along and will cash in. That's a popular thing in these parts.
     
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    Welcome to utopia.
     
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