Pontiac Silverdome, wrecking ball

(WWJ) After a long process, this is the week the wrecking ball finishes the demolition job at what’s left of the Pontiac Silverdome.

Owners of the dome have been working out final details with the City of Pontiac on what can be used to fill the massive hole that will remain.

The demo company was going to use broken concrete from the stadium, but the idea was nixed by a city ordinance against the practice to avoid settling issues in the future.

Demolition experts the Adamo Group took the cheapest option by mechanically demolishing the stadium. “It’s also the option that would take the longest to complete, about a year to 16 months in total for the entire demolition,” per The Oakland Press. “Also known as ‘conventional demolition,’ the process utilizes hydraulic excavators to bring down the structure in sections.”

Comments (4)
  1. So sad, I remember graduating at the silverdom back in June of 1990.

  2. Brian Stover says:

    My best memories of the Lions there, Billy sims, Eric Hipples Monday night football debut,MANY other great games, my first game vs the packers and the Lions actually won 1983, actually they beat the packers more often than not there, it was the Bears that killed us then, the I WILL NEVER FORGET 1991 playoff Blowout to the cowboys Wave , with 80,000 people was DEAFENING, THE feeling of going from one world to another when you went in thru the rotating doors,, ETC…………Ford field , BLAH

  3. Saw Elvis & The Who there in Dec 75!

  4. What do they mean “massive hole that will remain”? The massive hole is there and has been over a decade. This is just the first step in doing something useful with the land.

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