Pontiac Silverdome

Pontiac Silverdome

Pontiac Silverdome Drone Video/In 1965, Pontiac's own C. Don Davidson, a Professor of Architecture at the University of Detroit envisioned a new downtown Pontiac and embarked on an urban renewal project with his U.of D. class that included a dual stadium plan as a part of this project.Davidson, along with other area sports enthusiasts realized that the Detroit Lions and the Tigers were seriously considering the possibilities of a new major sports facility for Southeast Michigan. In 1968, much excitement was generated when Davidson and Pontiac city leaders made a presentation to the Metropolitan Stadium Committee of a 155 acre site on the city's east side at the intersection of M-59 and I-75. The Metropolitan Stadium Committee voted unanimously for the Pontiac site. The city commission later appointed a Stadium Authority which spent the greater part of 1969 completing the necessary economic feasibility studies in constructing such a stadium. The city made the professional sports franchises aware that a stadium could be built and financed in Pontiac. "To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com"

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