The long, slow death of the Pontiac Silverdome will finally come to a close sometime in the near future. Crain’s reports that the city and ownership (Triple Investment Group) have finally come to an agreement and the decaying stadium could be demolished in the next few months.
The Lions played at the Silverdome from 1975 until Ford Field opened in 2002. The Pistons also played there from 1978-88. It hosted some events after the Lions moved, falling into total decay and disrepair in the past few years. We captured the ruins in photos in a 2014 post with DetroitUrbex.
So now we can finally say good-bye, as the land will turn into offices, or headquarters, or an office park, or some development fit for Pontiac. It’s a strange time for stadiums in Metro Detroit, as we’ll lose the Silverdome, the Joe Louis Arena, and possibly the Palace soon. But we’ll have the Little Caesars Arena this fall, and possibly a new soccer stadium in the next few years. Such is the life span of stadiums.