Serving as the home of the Detroit Lions from 1975-2001, the Pontiac Silverdome was the place where many Lions fans saw their first game. As it sits now, the stadium is far from able to hold an event of any kind.
The Silverdome was host to a handful of events after the sale to Toronto-based Triple Properties Inc. but the decision was made to deflate the roof to cut down on energy costs during renovations. The dome was deflated in early January 2013 with the expectation that renovations would begin in the “late spring or early summer.”
Nearly 16 months later, Alex Atwell was the first member of the media to be given access to the inside of the Silverdome to check out the current state of the place. It’s rough. A far cry from what I observed in 2010.
Take a look.
The tattered roof isn’t a huge deal considering the plan was to remove the air-supported dome in favor of a permanent fixed roof. The problem is that the inside of the stadium has now been exposed to the elements which could lead to problems during the renovation process – a process that might have to be called into question at this point.