Posts Tagged ‘Pontiac Silverdome

17
Nov
09

Everything is Cheaper in Michigan

The auction for the Pontiac Silverdome has ended and there is a winner, an unnamed Canadian company that intends to keep the venue open for sports. The 80,000 seat arena was sold for a mere $583,000 despite it costing nearly $55 million to build  in 1975. Talk about value!

The stadium’s yearly upkeep costs nearly three times more than its purchase price, costing over $1.5 million a year.

I can’t believe no one bought this for me, look at how cheap it was! I would have thrown an AWESOME party there too…

[Detroit News]

08
Oct
09

Finally, a Chance to Own Your Own Stadium

large_WEB-Silverdome_ForSaleDo you have a couple million dollars just sitting in your bank account collecting dust? Well the city of Pontiac has got the deal of the century for you,  the former home of the Lions, the Pontiac Silverdome.

With seating capacity up to 80,311 you can throw a really epic party for all your closest Facebook friends. Finally live your dream of going behind the counters of a real hot dog vendor stand!

And remember, back when the Lions played in the Silverdome they weren’t the essence of suck that they are now, they played to 91-71-1 record in the Silverdome, so the stench of failure doesn’t totally permeate the stadium. Impress ladies at a bar by telling them you own the place where the largest attendance record for a sports event was set, the epic WrestleMania III where Hulk Hogan took on Andre the Giant. Any woman who doesn’t immediately fall for you after learning that factoid isn’t worth your time. What about when you tell the ladies that during their 1994 North American tour Pink Floyd played the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon for the first time since 1975? Put THAT in your pipe and then pass it to your neighbor because, c’mon, you never take your own greens.

The city is accepting sealed bids for the stadium through November 12th and the 127+ acres it sits on, so you have limited time to get your ducks in a row. The Silverdome would also make a great stocking stuffer for those closest to your heart.

[Williams Auction via Darren Rovell]




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