|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'
Current Status and Latest News on the Stadium
- Pontiac Silverdome owners announce design competition to redevelop former Detroit Lions stadium site
- Silverdome owners elusive amid blight concerns
- Pontiac blight-fighting group asks for Silverdome improvements
- Silverdome owners betrayed Pontiac’s trust
- 1970's Rendering Shows Tigers and Lions Dual Stadium Complex in Pontiac
- Open house planned at Pontiac’s Phoenix Center as legal battle over demolition continues
- The Abandoned Silverdome Looks Post-Apocalyptic
- Seats from former Detroit Lions home, selling for $100 online
- Pontiac Silverdome owners auctioning seats, toilets from former Detroit Lions home
- Former Rendering of a Future Renovated Pontiac Silverdome
- Silverdome owner sues insurance company for denying $23 million roof repair, cleanup
- New Owner's Vision: Invest millions/Big events