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Silverdome on sale again — for $30 million


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The Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the Detroit Lions that was sold for $583,000 six years ago, is up for sale again — this time with the asking price of about $30 million.

The Detroit Free Press reported that the dilapidated stadium and its surrounding 127 acres landed on the market several weeks ago. There have been nearly two dozen inquiries and two actual offers, according to CBRE realtor Robert Mihelich.

“We’ve gotten quite a bit of interest, locally, nationally and internationally,” Mihelich told the newspaper Thursday.

Mihelich said the Silverdome likely would be razed for redevelopment.

The current owner bought the stadium in 2009 from the City of Pontiac. The owner had planned to revitalize the venue, but the Silverdome has been in advancing disrepair since its inflatable canvas roof became damaged in a 2013 winter storm.

The roof is now completely shredded and is strewn across the ground and what remains of the stadium’s 80,300 seats, according to the Free Press.

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