Pontiac Silverdome: The Ultimate Fantasy Factory at a Bargain Price
The Pontiac Silverdome was sold at an auction to an unidentified Canadian real estate agency on Monday for a measly $583,000.
Now, a Michigan judge has put a hold on the sale because of a complaint that another company already had a deal to buy it.
But that's neither here nor there.
Considering that the stadium was built for $55.7 million in 1975, I'd say that's a pretty good deal, and now I'm deeply regretting not taking out a home-loan to purchase the domed-mammoth.
I'm just wondering if the first-time home buyers credit would count if I bought it?
I could have shipped off from a two-bedroom condo in Washington and set up shop at the Silverdome's 80,000-seat venue.
There would be so many perks to moving into the lofty site, I can only begin to imagine...
First of all, screw the Direct TV Sunday Ticket Package—I'm ordering it and selling one dollar tickets for an all-day Sunday pass.
I can watch games on the big screen with 80,000 of my closest friends, and with the dome, business can be open year round for all the major sports.
The facilities for concessions are still intact, so I'll just go to Costco and throw some burgers and hot dogs on one of my dozens of grilling surfaces throughout the concourse.
Next, I would buy a WNBA team and an MLS team in a package deal with some spare change lying around and make the two teams play doubleheaders.
The only catch is that the teams would be flip flop; that means WNBA players could play a game of soccer and vice-versa.
I imagine this as a great way to stir up some excitement for both leagues. Considering only about 4 percent of the nation has any idea the MLS championship game is this Sunday, I think they could use the publicity.
I would also start an RV park outside—reserved for tailgating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Since the stadium sits on a 127-acre lot, there would be plenty of space for fans in Detroit to gather any day and, instead of being subjected to their hometown Lions, just flat-out get plastered in preparation for Sundays.
Above all else, I would make a habit of filming my friends and I re-enacting great moments in Super Bowl history.
I can just see it now: Making a Joe Namath jump pass; stopping Kevin Dyson at the one-yard line to save the game; housing an interception 100 yards a la Jerome Harrison.
And just for some added drama to the outings, I would hire the Oregon Cheerleaders to attend every simulated game.
The cheerleaders would also be required to attend the post-game press conference.
So, with the Silverdome now spoken for, I'm hoping that once the Metrodome closes it will meet the same fate.
Because I can't let this opportunity pass twice.
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