NFL: SIlverdome Falling Apart

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  1. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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  2. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    Sad to see what at one time was the site of wrestlemania 3.
     
  3. IcSyU

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    And I'm guessing it'll sit there until the new owner gets someone many, many years down the road who wants that parcel of land and then they'll cash in.
     
  4. Rabbuk

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    A microcosm of Detroit.
     
  5. Cyclonin

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    Some parts of Detroit look eerily similar to Chernobyl
     
  6. 3TrueFans

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    I'm sure it costs a **** load of money to maintain something like that, but also a **** load to tear it down, also it's Detroit.
     
  7. swarthmoreCY

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    If I recall correctly, it was last sold for around $500k.
     
  8. cybsball20

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    Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown did a facinating two part episode on Detroit. It took you through just how bad some parts were and some of the efforts to rebuild the city. Part two was kind of a round table with a bunch of people from Detroit. It's interesting that some foreign companies are starting to invest in Detroit and a bunch of immigrant/refugee groups are targeting the city. A lot of cultures are able to set up there own little micro communities because of all the cheap property and it seems to be going well. It will take a while but I can see the city bouncing back and being one of the most diverse cities in the country.
     
  9. capitalcityguy

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    I guess I didn't realize it was still standing and they hadn't done anything with it....then I remembered it was Detroit.
     
  10. Rhoadhoused

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    Was it really necessary for them to try to be all artsy with the water rushing over the camera for half the video?

    This is pretty crazy though.
     
  11. cyinne

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    #11 cyinne, Apr 30, 2014
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    To be fair- the Silverdome is not in Detroit or has anything to do with the City of Detroit or the City of Pontiac.

    The problem lies with the developer that bought the stadium, something like 5 years ago. The roof was deflated in January 2013 and is to be replaced with a self-supporting roof. So far nothing has been done since deflating the roof. Looks like the stadium is just a tax write off now for the owner.

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    Looking at the Wikipedia page- this is very interesting part to the incompetence of the city leadership in Pontiac. Only the leaders there could turn a potentially $18,000,000 "profit" into a $580,000 "profit."
     
  12. JSmoove

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt the Detroit Tiger's old and historic baseball stadium just sitting somewhere in ruins as well?
     
  13. MNCYWX

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    I guess I didn't realize it was still standing!
     
  14. CRcyclone6

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    over 93,000 people in that joint for this.
     
  15. MNCYWX

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    I think it was for about a decade. Without checking, I seem to remember it being a glorified little league field now. Also think the flag pole still stands too.
     
  16. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, that was demolished a few years ago.
     
  17. clonetil01

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    Tiger Stadium was torn down a couple years ago. The only reason it stood as long as it did is there was a group that were trying to preserve it and turn it into a museum type thing.

    I don't think it's fair to put the Silverdome on Detroit, as it's in Pontiac and they did sell it to a private investor, who I believe was from Canada and wanted to turn it into a soccer stadium, iirc. Detroit is actually moving in the right direction but after decades of it's own government ripping it off like you can't imagine, it's going to take a while to come back.
     
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    i was able to take this picture of where Tigers Stadium used to stand with the flag pole still in the outfield.
    Believe it or not, this part of Detroit is starting to bounce back a bit. This hipsters are all moving into the neighborhood.
     
  19. jbindm

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    Yeah, I watched that. Isn't the city also attracting a lot of starving artist types due to the dirt cheap real estate?
     
  20. HandSanitizer

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    wow.....I don't understand how the USA can help out some many countries, but we have a few cities here that look like 3rd world countries.
    At what point do you leave a 70K stadium to just sit there and rot and be a hazard?
     

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