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    Detroit: Pontiac Silverdome sold for $583,000.

    Paltry sale for once-proud dome in once-proud city - Yahoo! Finance

    The Pontiac Silverdome, built three decades ago for $56 million, is being virtually given away -- sold at auction for a paltry $583,000. That comes out to $7.25 a seat, a fire sale that's reduced the once-proud arena to another sad symbol of the Detroit area's economic collapse.

    Under the Silverdome's air-inflated, cross-hatched silver roof, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley have played. So have the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Pistons. In 1987, Pope John Paul II drew more than 90,000 for a Mass there.

    Now it's an abandoned laughingstock.

    "An 80,000-seat domed arena and its 127-acre site sold for less than a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan," Jon Stewart marveled on "The Daily Show." Not just any apartment -- one "with a rodent problem, above a bowling alley and below another bowling alley."

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    Having been to Pontiac... I'd say they overpaid.

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    I can't believe they left out Wrestlemania 3 from that list of events

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    You know, I'm actually glad to hear that it sold... I was beyond tired of hearing about people debating what should be done with it.

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    Sounds like n American version of this:

    Millennium Dome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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