The Only Thing That Looked Worse Than the Detroit Lions On Sunday …
The only thing that looked worse than the Detroit Lions -- who lost 30-20 to Green Bay on Sunday -- is the condition of their former home, the Pontiac Silverdome.
CBS Sports posted a story that seemingly is run every couple of years. "Look at the run down terrible 'Detroit' condition of the Silverdome." Since the Dome lost the Lions in 2001 it has hosted some conventions a few games, some motorcycle races and was sold for $583,000 in 2009. And now it really has fallen into disrepair.
"As ABC11.com points out, "The stadium now sits completely abandoned, with its facilities becoming increasingly worn due to severe weather and lack of maintenance. Joo's photos capture the stadium with moss growing on luxury seating boxes and ceiling panels rotting on the floor."
In May, you could have bought just about anything from the Silverdome in an auction. Clearly, there are still plenty of treasures to pick over if you were in a foraging mood."
Here's a link to a Flickr account with pics from the old Dome. Pretty sad. Why it hasn't just been torn down and replaced with something else is beyond me. It's not my problem, I don't own it. Although any of us almost could.