DETROIT, MI – It was the home of the Detroit Lions for a quarter century and the Detroit Pistons for a decade.
It hosted the Super Bowl, the 1979 NBA All-Star Game, regional NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament games, WrestleMania III, 1994 World Cup games, numerous Michigan high school football championships, and the pope. Now the public has a chance to own a unique part of the Pontiac Silverdome’s history.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be putting up for bid two road signs featuring the Pontiac Silverdome beginning Monday, Sept. 10, and ending Monday, Sept. 24. The two aluminum signs are each roughly 7 feet by 14 feet, weigh approximately 225 pounds, and are in good condition. MDOT regularly recycles old signs but there has been quite a bit of interest in these particular signs since the Silverdome was torn down.
Those interested in bidding can go to the MiBid auction website (https://mibid.bidcorp.com/auctions) and register to participate. The site features pictures and other details on the items available.
Winning bidders will need to pick up the signs by Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the MDOT Auburn Hills garage.