Flashback: Hundreds of stolen wallets discovered after Super Bowl XVI at Pontiac Silverdome

Super Bowl XVI was played on January 24, 1982 at the Pontiac Silverdome, marking the first time that the biggest sporting event in the world came to the Motor City. The San Francisco 49ers defeated Cincinnati Bengals 26-21, but it is what security personnel at the Silverdome found afterwards that had everybody talking. Hundreds of … Read more

BREAKING: Pontiac Silverdome implosion–Take 2–A success! [VIDEO]

On Sunday morning, the Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to be imploded, but the attempt failed.   Well, on Monday afternoon at approximately 4:06 p.m., a second attempt was made and it was successful. Check it out. The Silverdome implosion…finally won in overtime.#GameOver #Silverdome #Take2 pic.twitter.com/jN5XYFSZBh — Alicia Smith (@wxyzalicia) December 4, 2017 Here is another angle. … Read more

‘Silverdome, Before We Say Goodbye’ video will bring tears to your eyes

On Sunday morning, the demolition process for the Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to begin with a partial implosion. At 8:30 a.m. the explosions from the Silverdome could be heard many miles away but as you may know by now, the “House that Barry built” was built too strong. In fact, as this is being written, it … Read more

LOOK: Attempt to implode Pontiac Silverdome an EPIC FAILURE? [VIDEO]

On Sunday morning, at 8:30 a.m., the first step of demolishing the Pontiac Silverdome was set to take place, and that’s exactly what happened…kind of. Planned demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome's upper ring (apparently) unsuccessful as charges go off but the metal beams do not come down. Details @WWJ950 pic.twitter.com/B8Vsn8Vuq5 — Jon Hewett (@JonHewettWWJ) December … Read more

CAN’T MISS: Pre-implosion Pontiac Silverdome photos will give you chills

On August 23, 1975, the Detroit Lions took the field for the first time at the Pontiac Silverdome in a preseason matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. From then, until they played their final game on January 6, 2002, against the Dallas Cowboys, the Lions called the Silverdome their home. Embed from Getty Images It’s … Read more

Demolition for Pontiac Silverdome gets underway next month

It’s the end of an era in metro-Detroit, where a once proud stadium that hosted the Detroit Lions, several headline concerts, other sporting events and even a papal mass is set for demolition. The Pontiac Silverdome will finally meet its demise next month. Demolition is officially set for December 3. Embed from Getty Images It … Read more

Report: Could WrestleMania 35 be coming to Detroit?

According to reports, Detroit could be soon revealed as the location of WrestleMania 35, which would mark the third time that the home of the Detroit Lions has hosted professional wrestling’s biggest event. The report also listed Philadelphia and New York as other possibilities. But despite the report, the Detroit Sports Commission, responsible for submitting bids … Read more

LOOK: Golden Tate tweets out special request to Detroit Lions fans

Golden Tate

On Sunday afternoon, the undefeated Detroit Lions will face their biggest test yet when they welcome the undefeated Atlanta Falcons to Ford Field. There is no question about it that the Lions defense will have their work cut out for them as they square off against what is arguably the best offense in the NFL. … Read more

MUST SEE: Pontiac Silverdome featured in newest ‘Transformers’ trailer [Video]

What if we told you that ‘Megatron’ could be making an appearance at the Pontiac Silverdome? No, we are not talking about former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, but instead about ‘Megatron’ from the Transformers movie franchise. A recently released trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight just so happens to feature the old stomping grounds for Barry Sanders, the … Read more

MLS expansion plans could bring a team to Detroit

The MLS has announced that they will be expanding their league even more than originally anticipated. In early December, the MLS owners at the Board of Governors meeting expressed great enthusiasm for an expansion of the league from 24 teams to 28. This expansion would also propel the American soccer league to be the largest of any … Read more

Report: Pontiac Silverdome to be demolished

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Pontiac Silverdome is in it’s final days. “It is going to come down,” said Kristie King, a Southfield-based broker with CBRE, which is marketing the Silverdome property for its private owner, the Triple Investment Group. “We will probably start the demolition process in the spring.” … Read more

MUST SEE: Pontiac Silverdome: A BMX Paradise

A hat tip right off the bat to the trusty folks at Down with Detroit. We caught this video on their feed and couldn’t resist sending it along. It features Wyandotte native Tyler Fernengel embarking on an urban exploration tour of the dilapidated Pontiac Silverdome, once the home of the Detroit Lions. A professional BMX rider, … Read more

WATCH: DSN’s Top 10 Videos of December

10. High School Sophomore Elevates to the Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQm7tJoaSGA Meet high school sophomore Michael Porter Jr. Not bad for a kid just a touch over 15 years old. It helps that he’s 6’9”, but still… Article: https://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/rake2204/hs-sophomore-dunk/20817/ 9. ESPN Pays Homage to EA Sports NHL ’94 (Dec. 15) We’ve never been particularly pleased with the manner with which … Read more