2017: Pontiac Silverdome Explosion Fails

December 3, 2018 all-day

The Pontiac Silverdome is going out with a bang on Dec. 3.

The city of Pontiac issued a permit in early November for the long-awaited demolition of the abandoned stadium, once home to the Detroit Lions.

Demolition is set to begin Dec. 3 with a dramatic explosion inside the 42-year-old sports venue. The blast is needed to break metal beams that support the Silverdome’s upper ring, which once held equipment used to keep its now-tattered roof inflated. The stadium’s original Teflon-coated fiberglass roof famously collapsed in 1985.

Source : JC Reindl, “Pontiac Silverdome set to explode with a bang on Dec. 3“, Detroit Free Press, November 28, 2017

Note:  The Silverdome survived the first blast, but went down on a second attempt to blow it up.

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