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Pontiac Silverdome (No# Ashley)

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PONTIAC SILVERDOME

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Detroit Lions (NFL) (1975–2001) Detroit Pistons (NBA) (1978–1988) Michigan Panthers (USFL) (1983–1984) Detroit Express (NASL) (1978–1980)

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 1997 until 2001, the MHSAA football state finals from 1976–2004, and four first-round games during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. It was also one of the largest stadiums in the NFL during this time, after FedEx Field.

The Silverdome also hosted the 1979 NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl XVI on January 28, 1982, and the 1988 and 1991 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Midwest Regionals. It also hosted three concerts of the Michael Jackson Victory Tour in August 1984. In 1987, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass there. Elvis Presley also performed a concert there on New Year's Eve in 1975, and had vowed to play there every other year. On March 29, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania III established the largest indoor attendance record for a sporting event, with a crowd of 93,173 in attendance.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome

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