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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    I had to review a credit application for the Silverdome about 3 years ago for a new phone system. I declined it...



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    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.
    They already are. Actually, one of the big jokes on Detroit sports radio lately was Barry Sanders' refusal to sign a Silverdome urinal a fan purchased recently.


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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    You say this, and yet outright ignore the rest of my statement that the Detroit metro includes some of the wealthiest cities in America.
    Not really. I think most rational people realize that the Detroit metro (like any major city) has some fabulously wealthy areas, despite its reputation for being a third world hell hole.

    im just saying that even though there are wealthy areas between Detroit proper and Pontiac "it's all Detroit", in a grander sense, and those pockets of extreme wealth haven't sheltered the Silverdome from the issues that have currently plagued Detroit.

    FWIW, I predict Detroit, as an area, will boune back. Things cycle.


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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    They already are. Actually, one of the big jokes on Detroit sports radio lately was Barry Sanders' refusal to sign a Silverdome urinal a fan purchased recently.
    That's awesome!

    If I were a Lions fan, lots of cool things like that to try to snag.



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    whoo yeah silverdome yeah



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    Re: SIlverdome Falling Apart

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
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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."

    Exactly this.

    I've seen stuff about the Silverdome posted all over in the past week or two and hardly anyone has mentioned that the city managers turned down offers for $18 million in order to put it up for a no-reserve auction. Talk about incompetent management.



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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)?
    It doesn't have to be in Detroit to be a microcosm of it. It's part of the Detroit metro area, was directly associated with the Detroit Lions, and its current state does a pretty solid job of nutshelling both Detroit and the Lions.


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