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.
An Environmental analysis of a central business area : Pontiac, Michigan ...Authors: Bruno Leon, Karl H. Greimel, C. Don Davidson'

Artists Rendering of Pontiac Stadium

Artists Rendering of Pontiac Stadium

Pontiac Silverdome owners announce design competition to redevelop former Detroit Lions stadium site