Pontiac Silverdome Fails To Implode

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12/4/2017 2:28 AM

I didn't see anything posted about it and seeing as Supercross used to go there I thought I'd share.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

12/4/2017 3:14 AM

It reminds me of the Bugs Bunny cartoon where the guy tries blowing up his hole but when the smoke clears it's still there . smile

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12/4/2017 4:15 AM

The place is indestructible.

I used to hate those revolving doors you entered that kept the pressure inside the building.

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12/4/2017 4:46 AM

Who's the lucky bastard who gets to walk in there and place the new devices?

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Cheers, Crush
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12/4/2017 5:37 AM

Military target practice?

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12/4/2017 5:39 AM

I wish i had that job. You know how sick it would be to blow shit up for a living?

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12/4/2017 5:47 AM

I was there for a supercross race in early 2000's and there was an ice storm that week. As we were walking into the place, a massive sheet of ice slid off the roof and almost took out my whole family. Good times... I'll never go back to Detroit as long as I live.

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12/4/2017 6:34 AM

It's a crying shame what happened to that building. There was nothing wrong with it when the Ford Family abandoned it and took the Lions back down town. It was an awesome venue for SX. Ford Field sucks in comparison.

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12/4/2017 6:38 AM

I wonder what their plan is now. I'd assume any structural engineer would render it unsafe to enter, which would make it rather difficult to set new charges.

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12/4/2017 6:40 AM

motomike137 wrote:

It's a crying shame what happened to that building. There was nothing wrong with it when the Ford Family abandoned it and took the Lions back down town. It was an awesome venue for SX. Ford Field sucks in comparison.

Agreed, the tailgating was awesome, the race was in March/ April usually so weather was good, tracks was alot bigger and also easier getting in and out. Ford field is great for football, but SX no way.

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12/4/2017 6:44 AM

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12/4/2017 6:51 AM

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12/4/2017 7:01 AM

stronger then a ktm frame!

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12/4/2017 7:48 AM

Crush wrote:

Who's the lucky bastard who gets to walk in there and place the new devices?

I don't know but I certainly wouldn't want to be that guy. Not knowing when the building will collapse when you drill the next hole...no thanks.

Will be interesting to see what the next step is. Pretty sure it won't be cheap for that demolition company. 10% of the explosives apparently failed to detonate but I highly doubt it's as simple as pushing the button that makes it go boom once again.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

12/4/2017 7:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/4/2017 8:08 AM

Donovan759 wrote:

I was there for a supercross race in early 2000's and there was an ice storm that week. As we were walking into the place, a massive sheet of ice slid off the roof and almost took out my whole family. Good times... I'll never go back to Detroit as long as I live.

The downtown area has come a long ways. I've taken the family there on several occasions for concerts, shows....etc. Zero issues, always felt safe. Tons of great restaurants to choose from. The new Red Wings/ Pistons arena is fantastic.

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12/4/2017 7:56 AM

Crush wrote:

Who's the lucky bastard who gets to walk in there and place the new devices?

That was my first thought.

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12/4/2017 7:58 AM

With a seating capacity of 82,000 was that the biggest venue Supercross ever went to?

Also does anyone know the record attendance for a Supercross race and the venue it was held at?

I think the biggest attendance I was apart of for a race was around 56k people. Adding 25k plus more people would look insane.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

12/4/2017 8:04 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

With a seating capacity of 82,000 was that the biggest venue Supercross ever went to?

Also does anyone know the record attendance for a Supercross race and the venue it was held at?

I think the biggest attendance I was apart of for a race was around 56k people. Adding 25k plus more people would look insane.

At&T Stadium can hold over 100,000 adding standing room only. I think the GA Dome broke the record at around 72,000 in either 2012 or 2013.

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12/4/2017 8:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/4/2017 8:05 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

With a seating capacity of 82,000 was that the biggest venue Supercross ever went to?

Also does anyone know the record attendance for a Supercross race and the venue it was held at?

I think the biggest attendance I was apart of for a race was around 56k people. Adding 25k plus more people would look insane.

Not sure the answer to any of those questions, but I do know that Supercross has been to both the Rose Bowl and LA Coliseum, both of which are significantly larger than that.

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12/4/2017 8:16 AM

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12/4/2017 8:20 AM

dshaw45 wrote:

I wonder what their plan is now. I'd assume any structural engineer would render it unsafe to enter, which would make it rather difficult to set new charges.

I'm sure they won't have to pay double. The implosion project manager has already been fired I bet.

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12/4/2017 8:22 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

With a seating capacity of 82,000 was that the biggest venue Supercross ever went to?

Also does anyone know the record attendance for a Supercross race and the venue it was held at?

I think the biggest attendance I was apart of for a race was around 56k people. Adding 25k plus more people would look insane.

89000 at Anaheim one time. They said it beat the record there previously held by a stones concert by 500 people.

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12/4/2017 8:26 AM

dshaw45 wrote:

I wonder what their plan is now. I'd assume any structural engineer would render it unsafe to enter, which would make it rather difficult to set new charges.

BobbyM wrote:

I'm sure they won't have to pay double. The implosion project manager has already been fired I bet.

It was reported (looking for source) that there were intruders inside the dome the night before the attempted demolition. That could have something to do with its failed attempt. Very sketchy situation all around, hope it all comes down without any injuries.

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12/4/2017 8:31 AM

can't even implode properly, this is such a Detroit Lions thing to do

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12/4/2017 8:34 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

With a seating capacity of 82,000 was that the biggest venue Supercross ever went to?

Also does anyone know the record attendance for a Supercross race and the venue it was held at?

I think the biggest attendance I was apart of for a race was around 56k people. Adding 25k plus more people would look insane.

BobbyM wrote:

89000 at Anaheim one time. They said it beat the record there previously held by a stones concert by 500 people.

That can't be right. Stadium sits just over 45k people or did they take a page out of Luongo's book?

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

12/4/2017 8:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/4/2017 8:37 AM

Yeah thats so sketchy. I imagine the same guy that is responsible for it not falling is responsible for assessing why it didn't fall. Screw that.

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12/4/2017 8:43 AM

Some dudes on two strokes wheelied in and stole half the dynamite the night before?

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12/4/2017 8:48 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

With a seating capacity of 82,000 was that the biggest venue Supercross ever went to?

Also does anyone know the record attendance for a Supercross race and the venue it was held at?

I think the biggest attendance I was apart of for a race was around 56k people. Adding 25k plus more people would look insane.

BobbyM wrote:

89000 at Anaheim one time. They said it beat the record there previously held by a stones concert by 500 people.

-MAVERICK- wrote:

That can't be right. Stadium sits just over 45k people or did they take a page out of Luongo's book?

Back then it was was a lot bigger, seats all the way around. Lost a lot of seats when then built that open sided rock garden.

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12/4/2017 8:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/4/2017 1:15 PM

Classic race at the Silverdome w/Huffman announcing.

"This is it. For all the champagne, glory, and gold!"
O'Mara holeshot, Ward 2nd...."Awwww Ward goes down....O'Mara goes down!"
"Barnett. About as safe as a piranha in 4th. And he will move up on Glover like PacMan"
"Lechien has gone off the track, the machine has been derailed"
"Hannah's in front...26 years old says 'I feel like I'm going on 48'."
"I asked Hannah what he predicted for the other riders tonight, he said 'pain and misery' "
"Barnett, a man with all the subtly of a Sherman tank"
"Bailey, his legs flailing in the air...a classic Flying W!"
"Hannah suddenly coming to life like he got a transfusion"
"Whoa Hicks is down. Hannah could've of hit him and that would have been all she wrote momma"
"O'Mara sitting in the pits watching Hannah get off the bike."

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12/4/2017 8:56 AM

BobbyM wrote:

89000 at Anaheim one time. They said it beat the record there previously held by a stones concert by 500 people.

-MAVERICK- wrote:

That can't be right. Stadium sits just over 45k people or did they take a page out of Luongo's book?

robkinuk wrote:

Back then it was was a lot bigger, seats all the way around. Lost a lot of seats when then built that open sided rock garden.

No way did they ever have almost 90,000 people in Angel Stadium. Even in the 1980's, it only sat 60,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Stadium


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