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Encyclopedia > Pontiac Silverdome
A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome.
A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome.

The Pontiac Silverdome is a domed stadium in Pontiac, Michigan, a satellite city of Detroit. It hosted the Detroit Lions of the NFL from 1975-2001, the Detroit Pistons of the NBA from 1978-1988, the Michigan Panthers of the USFL from 1983-1984, the college football Cherry Bowl in 1984 and 1985 and Motor City Bowl from 1998 until 2001, the MHSAA football state finals from 1976 - 2004, and four first-round games during the 1994 World Cup. For the World Cup games, a grass surface was laid upon wooden pallets atop the artificial turf that is usually used. It was the first time that World Cup games were played indoors. The Silverdome also hosted the 1979 NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl XVI on January 28, 1982, and in 1987, Pope John Paul II held mass there. Image File history File links WM3. ... Image File history File links WM3. ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article is about the building structural element. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Satellite cities are smaller municipalities that are adjacent to a major city which is the core of a metropolitan area. ... Nickname: Motor City; Motown, D-Town, The D, The Renaissance City, Detroit Rock City, The Rock City, The 313 Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country State County United States Michigan Wayne... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michigan Panthers were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cherry Bowl was an annual post-season college football bowl game played in the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1984 and 1985. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), (Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born   (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from October 16...


The decision to build a domed stadium in Pontiac took place after a late-season football game at Tiger Stadium resulted in a half-dozen pairs of shoes being lost beneath the muddy surface and not recovered until the next spring. Completed in 1975 (as the Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, or PonMet Stadium for short) at a cost of $55.7 million, the Silverdome seated 80,311. It contained 102 luxury suites and 7,384 club seats. This article is about Tiger Stadium in Detroit. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


The original silver roof was built of Teflon-coated fiberglass panels, and supported by air pressure inside the stadium (anyone who has attended an event at the Silverdome is familiar with the ear-popping "wind tunnel" effect at the entrances). The roof was replaced by a new canvas fabric reinforced by steel girders after a freak spring snowstorm on March 4, 1985 caused structural damage to the old roof. Because of the damage, the Detroit Pistons played the remainder of the 1984-85 season at Joe Louis Arena. Being one of the largest stadiums in the NFL and also a domed stadium, the Silverdome was known for the extremely loud noise that the fans were capable of producing when the stands were filled. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ...


The largest crowd to ever gather there for a sporting event was on March 29, 1987 for WrestleMania III, when a reported record setting 93,173 fans attended to see Hulk Hogan take on André the Giant. Another notable audience attendance record had earlier been broken on April 30, 1977, when English rock band Led Zeppelin played in front of 76,229 fans at the Silverdome. This was at the time a new world record attendance for a solo indoor attraction, beating the 75,962 that The Who attracted there in December 1975. March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Grenoble, France. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... Led Zeppelin was an English rock band, and is one of the most successful and influential groups in popular music history. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s, and grew in stature to become one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1995... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


The Silverdome was used for Monster Jam on January 7, 2006. It was also used as a practice facility for the AFC Champions Pittsburgh Steelers for Super Bowl XL, with the NFL adding FieldTurf, which was later donated to a local high school. There was also a celebrity flag football game that Saturday which served as the last event ever at the Silverdome. The stadium is now closed and will eventually be torn down or significantly modified as part of the redevelopment of the property. The developer for this has yet to be selected by the City of Pontiac. Monster Jam is a television show and live event created by Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel Entertainment). ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... FieldTurf is a Montreal-based company which installs artificial grass playing surfaces identified by the FieldTurf trademark. ... Flag football is a version of American football that is popular across the United States and Europe. ...


The Lions moved to the new Ford Field at the beginning of the 2002 season. When the WHA tried to re-introduce itself, the new WHA Detroit team was slated to play their home games at the Silverdome. Plans have been mooted for a Windsor-based Canadian Football League team that might use the Silverdome for playoff games. Ford Field entrance view from Adams Street. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... OTCBB: WHKA The original World Hockey Association (WHA) merged into the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1979. ... Nickname: The City of Roses Motto: Coordinates: Country Province County Canada Ontario Essex* Settled Incorporated 1748 1854 Mayor Governing Body Members of Parliament: Provincial Representatives: Eddie Francis Windsor City Council Joe Comartin (NDP) Brian Masse (NDP) Dwight Duncan (LIB) Sandra Pupatello (LIB) Area    - City 120. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ...


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Pontiac Silverdome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (490 words)
The Pontiac Silverdome is a domed stadium in Pontiac, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
The roof was replaced by a new canvas fabric reinforced by steel girders after a freak spring snowstorm on March 4, 1985 caused structural damage to the old roof.
The Silverdome was used for Monster Jam on January 7, 2006.
Pontiac, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (820 words)
Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac.
Also of note in the city is the Pontiac Silverdome, the stadium in which the Detroit Lions played until 2002.
Pontiac participates in the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, an event celebrating Woodward's hot-rod history, stretching from Pontiac to Detroit.
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