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I have no emotional ties to the Pontiac Silverdome

Written By: Terry Foster | May 16, 2014

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There is nothing in the Pontiac Silverdome I want. There is little history there that makes the place special.

The building is a hot mess as they hawk items from the massive 80,000-seat stadium. There are buyers but I am not interested. What really happened there?

There were a bunch of Lion games and even more disappointment. I covered World Cup soccer there, saw the Jacksons there along with KISS. However, there is no emotional heart tug when I think of the place. I covered WrestleMania III when Hulk Hogan body slammed Andre The Giant before a record North American crowd for a sporting event (93,173).

So what.

There were some neat things that happened there. But it is all tainted because the Lions did not win.

It became a home of frustration although fans got to see the first playoff win since 1957 when the Lions body slammed Dallas in 1991. However, the team never duplicated that and for some fans the only reason to go was to see Barry Sanders run.

Here is something you might not know. They originally called it the Pontiac Metropolitan Dome but television broadcasters kept calling it the Pon Met and they quickly changed the name

I can understand buying seats from old Tiger Stadium or the Olympia. Those buildings were filled with  charm and history.

The Silverdome?

No thanks.

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