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Pontiac Silverdome Damaged By Wind

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:48 pm

Cold weather swept through the Northeast and Midwest, tearing the roof of the Pontiac Silverdome along the way. According to the Weather Channel, up to 12 inches of snow is expected across the Midwest and Upstate New York with temperatures 10 to 30 degrees below average.

The roof of the Pontiac Silverdome was destroyed by high winds, even though it had already been deflated for renovation ahead of the bad weather.

Several holes were ripped into the roof of the former home of the Detroit Lions, but officials said they were not concerned by the damage. Check out the photo below from WXYZ:


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Re: Pontiac Silverdome Damaged By Wind

Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:08 pm

"I've got news for you ladies and gentlemen:
This is the best new year's eve I've ever had!"

Re: Pontiac Silverdome Damaged By Wind

Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:19 pm

I'm betting he was just trying to appease the masses.

Re: Pontiac Silverdome Damaged By Wind

Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:43 pm

Sorry to see the Silverdome in such a condition. Spent many nights in there, whether it was for high school football, or concerts. Saw Billy Joel and Elton John there, in fact. It really was a fantastic venue.

Re: Pontiac Silverdome Damaged By Wind

Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:49 pm

The first indoor football match played on grass took place there as well.