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Time To Check Your Couch Cushions: The Pontiac Silverdome Is Up For Auction


The Pontiac Silverdome, the home of the Detroit Lions from 1975-2001, as well as the site of several other big-time events, including a Super Bowl and performances by Elvis Presley and Pope John Paul II, is for sale and on the auction block. Imagine the possibilities!

Pontiac Emergency Financial Manager Fred Leeb tells the Detroit Free Press the suburban Detroit city is excited about the upcoming sale. The city spends about $1.5 million annually to maintain the empty structure, which stands on 127 acres.

Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams & Williams is conducting the auction and accepting sealed bids until Nov. 12. There is no minimum bid, but a $250,000 deposit is required to tour the facility.

Ah man, a $250,000 deposit just to tour the joint? And here I thought you would be able to get the decrepit, disheveled arena for the same price you would pay for a souped-up 1984 Pontiac Firebird, which might not get you as many chicks as the Pontiac Silverdome would, but a sweet ride like that will get you some sweet, sweet white trash tail. Just cruise the trailer parks and the broads will follow you like the rats out of Hamelin.

Silverdome in Pontiac, MI on auction block [Sporting News/AP]