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36 haunting photos of an abandoned former NFL stadium in Detroit

DETROIT — For over 20 years, the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit hosted many iconic sporting events.

The NBA Finals and The Super Bowl were hosted at the iconic dome. Led Zeppelin, Pope John Paul II and Wrestlemania III were all highlights during the 20-year run at the dome.

Now, it’s nothing more than a massive, exposed and abandoned building.

Detroiturbex.com, an effort devoted to documenting abandoned Detroit landmarks, posted several photos of inside the abandoned landmark.

The stadium’s old fabric roof has collapsed, exposing the dome to weather. The seats will be torn out and sold for $90-$175 later this year, however suites and other items have been left inside the dome.

The Lions last played in the dome back in 2002. In 2006, the Silverdome was used by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a practice facility during Superbowl XL.

The last event at the dome was held in 2011.

A snow storm in 2012 damaged the roof, leaving the inside of the dome exposed to the elements for the past two years.

The dome was sold in 2009 for $583,000. The new owner had plans for a MLS franchise, but the plan, much like the roof, fell through.

Read more: Detroiturbex.com

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