Why Are These Historic Stadiums Now Abandoned?

Sports | 7/29/19

Home Of The Lions And Pistons

Pontiac Silverdome abandoned NFL field
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Located in Pontiac, Michigan and opened on August 23, 1975, the Pontiac Silverdome used to host the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Pistons. It sat on 127 acres of land and had a fiberglass fabric roof held up by air pressure. It was the first use of the technique in a pro athletic facility.

At the time, it was the biggest stadium in the NFL. The Pontiac Silverdome finally closed in 2013 after the new Ford Field stole the teams that once played at the iconic Pontiac Silverdome.