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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt the Detroit Tiger's old and historic baseball stadium just sitting somewhere in ruins as well?
    Nope, that was demolished a few years ago.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt the Detroit Tiger's old and historic baseball stadium just sitting somewhere in ruins as well?
    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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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

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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.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    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.
    Yeah, I watched that. Isn't the city also attracting a lot of starving artist types due to the dirt cheap real estate?



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    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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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    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?
    The point at which your main tenant moves into a new stadium and takes everything which generated money with it. Then you can't afford to do the implosion because it's expensive so you sell to a guy who is just looking for a deal on real estate and gets a pretty solid one.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The point at which your main tenant moves into a new stadium and takes everything which generated money with it. Then you can't afford to do the implosion because it's expensive so you sell to a guy who is just looking for a deal on real estate and gets a pretty solid one.

    Especially when letting it rot away eventually makes the public say "Why is this just rotting away, let's give him tax dollars to clean it up"



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The point at which your main tenant moves into a new stadium and takes everything which generated money with it. Then you can't afford to do the implosion because it's expensive so you sell to a guy who is just looking for a deal on real estate and gets a pretty solid one.
    In 25 years they will do the same thing again.


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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    In 25 years they will do the same thing again.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    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?
    How many millions did the public spend to build it not even 30 years prior? Why spend millions more to save it without any prospect of revenue generation?
    The real question is how did it get sold for $550k when they had previous offers for several million dollars.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    A microcosm of Detroit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    Some parts of Detroit look eerily similar to Chernobyl
    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    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.
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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.
    You do realize (probably not) that the Silverdome isn't in Detroit, it's in Pontiac, and lying between Detroit and Pontiac is some of the wealthiest cities in America (Troy, Rochester, Birmingham, Bloomfield, etc)?


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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    You do realize (probably not) that the Silverdome isn't in Detroit, it's in Pontiac, and lying between Detroit and Pontiac is some of the wealthiest cities in America (Troy, Rochester, Birmingham, Bloomfield, etc)?
    When you don't live in a specific city, all of said city's suburbs are part of the equation when someone refers to that city.

    Thus, for the intentions of said conversation, it doesn't have to lay within the city limits of Detroit proper so long as its in the metro.


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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    When you don't live in a specific city, all of said city's suburbs are part of the equation when someone refers to that city.

    Thus, for the intentions of said conversation, it doesn't have to lay within the city limits of Detroit proper so long as its in the metro.
    You say this, and yet outright ignore the rest of my statement that the Detroit metro includes some of the wealthiest cities in America.


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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    It would be interesting to see what the auction items go for (I saw a boxing ring, old pisons scoreboard, etc). You'd think you could sell off rows of seats pretty easily with sports bars, man caves, etc.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    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?
    Its easy to hide in the interior of the country and the it looks better to help out the rest of the world...



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