PONTIAC (AP/CBS Detroit) – An auction of thousands of items housed inside the rundown Pontiac Silverdome has been put on hold.
The online sell-off had been scheduled to get underway on Wednesday.
But auction house RJM posted a message on its website that reads: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, this auction has been postponed for approximately three weeks.”
Messages seeking comment were left with company officials Wednesday.
The auction originally was to run through May 28-29.
Among the items available are pretzel warmers, a boxing ring, a Zamboni turf machine, flat-screen televisions and scoreboards.
The auction listing shows that prices for single and adjoining seats will range from $100 to over $400.
“We felt it was important that some of the artifacts and items that are no longer required be made available now to Silverdome fans here in Detroit and around North America,” said Triple Investment Group President Andreas Apostolopoulos, in a news release.
The Silverdome is the former home of the Detroit Lions and Pistons. The 80,000-seat venue north of Detroit has fallen into disrepair, and its current owner is determined to cash in before it’s too late.
What’s next for the Silvedome site is unclear.
“We continue to assess the status of the building to determine its viability as a venue for sports and entertainment events,” said Apostolopoulos. “We are continuing to investigate all potential revenue options for the site.”
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