What Happens When A Football Stadium Is Abandoned For 8 Years








Located outside Detroit, the Pontiac Silverdome once hosted the Super Bowl, the NBA finals, a visit from The Pope, the World Cup, and concerts by Elvis, Metallica, Elton John, NSYNC, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones

Located outside Detroit, the Pontiac Silverdome once hosted the Super Bowl, the NBA finals, a visit from The Pope, the World Cup, and concerts by Elvis, Metallica, Elton John, NSYNC, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones.
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This is what it looks like today


The Silverdome was completed in 1975 for $55.7 millionThe Silverdome was completed in 1975 for $55.7 million.


In 2009, it was auctioned off for $583,000

In 2009, it was auctioned off for $583,000.

In 1988, the Silverdome hosted 60,000 people for an NBA playoff game between the Pistons and the Celtics

In 1988, the Silverdome hosted 60,000 people for an NBA playoff game between the Pistons and the Celtics.

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In 1982, the San Francisco 49ers won their first Super Bowl there

In 1982, the San Francisco 49ers won their first Super Bowl there.
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In 1994, the first World Cup match ever played indoors was held there

In 1994, the first World Cup match ever played indoors was held there.
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Today, the actual dome is completely gone

Today, the actual dome is completely gone.

The roof was deflated a few years ago for renovations

The roof was deflated a few years ago for renovations...

…winter storms tore it apart

...winter storms tore it apart...
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…and now it’s an accidental outdoor stadium

...and now it's an accidental outdoor stadium.

Moss and grass have taken over the luxury boxe

Moss and grass have taken over the luxury boxes...


…hot sauce bottles still intact

...hot sauce bottles still intact...

…and everything is basically just rotting

...and everything is basically just rotting.

Earlier this year, the owners of the stadium were selling stadium seats for $100…

Earlier this year, the owners of the stadium were selling stadium seats for $100...

… and in October there was buzz that “exciting changes” were coming soon

... and in October there was buzz that "exciting changes" were coming soon.

But basically all that’s been done is minor work

But basically all that's been done is "minor work."

They were planting trees in the parking lot

They were planting trees in the parking lot.


I guess we’ll see what happens next

I guess we'll see what happens next.


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