The news has come out today that the famous Pontiac Silverdome will be demolished in 2016. The stadium was the home of Wrestlemania 3. The famous stadium that was filled with 93,173 WWE fans that witnessed Hulk Hogan bodyslam Andre the Giant. The only other event that was able to draw a larger crowd was 93,682 for an appearance of Pope John Paul II.
Unfortunately, the Silverdome will be demolished in the Spring of 2016 after the owners have failed to sell the stadium after six months of trying. An investment group bought the property for a mere $583,000 in 2009 and plan to build “stores, offices, a hotel, and light manufacturing.”
The Pontiac Silverdome was built in 1975 for the price of $55.7 million in the suburb of Pontiac, Michigan. The stadium was the home of The Detriot Lions, but it has been vacant since the Lions relocated in 2002 to Ford Field in the more urban downtown location of Detroit.
The stadium has been cursed with some substantial problems, especially after he trademark inflatable canvas roof was damaged in a 2013 winter storm. Since then, no events or moments have been created in the stadium. The Pontiac Silverdome was able to host a Wrestlemania, an NBA All-Star Game, and several concerts from great bands.