Sports

Detroit Lions' former home, Silverdome, implodes after second attempt

Detroit Lions' former home, Silverdome, implodes after second attempt

A second partial implosion attempt of the Pontiac Silverdome was a success Monday afternoon, a full day and a half after it's original implosion date.

The beams were severed, but the Stadium did not collapse into a pile of rubble like it was supposed to.

Scheduled for every Sunday starting at 9 a.m. on December 10 - 31, people are invited to show up at the Silverdome and throw rocks until the structure collapses.

According to the demolition team, there will not be any additional blasts Sunday. They said it could take hours or even days for the old building to give up.

More news: Young rapper befriends grandma over Words with Friends

The blast was meant break the metal beams that support the upper ring of the stadium; a 20-foot steel band that supported the equipment that was used to keep the roof inflated.

"Without the shaped charges going, the structure wasn't going to fall".

The weather for Sunday is looking favorable for demoltion, but if it has to be rescheduled it will be pushed back one week.

The Pontiac Silverdome was the former home of the Detroit Lions (1975-2001), the Detroit Pistons (1978-1988) and the North American Soccer League's Detroit Express (1978-1980).


  • Therapist says Matt Lauer sought advice and sex toys for troubled marriage

    Therapist says Matt Lauer sought advice and sex toys for troubled marriage

    Tabloid reports have long labeled Lauer "a womanizer" and described his marriage as troubled. Lauer, meanwhile, lives in a Park Avenue apartment in NY .
    Carlo Ancelotti Reveals He's Turned Down The Chance To Coach Italy

    Carlo Ancelotti Reveals He's Turned Down The Chance To Coach Italy

    He said: 'Over the last few months I've been linked to all sorts, like Croatia, Saudi Arabia, China, Milan. Carlo Ancelotti says AC Milan need to be patient with new coach Rino Gattuso.
    Supreme Court Wrestles With Sports Betting Case

    Supreme Court Wrestles With Sports Betting Case

    The high court could also issue a narrower decision that upholds New Jersey's 2014 law without invalidating the federal statute. The justices could ultimately greenlight the expansion of sports gambling nationwide by striking down the federal law.
  • Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Position Lowered by WestEnd Advisors LLC

    Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Position Lowered by WestEnd Advisors LLC

    The regular trading started at $0.299 but as the trading evolved, the stock receded, finishing the session with a gain of 0.34%. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc increased Walt Disney Co/The ( DIS ) stake by 18.9% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Want a Banana Wedding Cake

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Want a Banana Wedding Cake

    A report in Britain's Daily Telegraph says Markle was still Vitiello's "partner" when Harry asked for her number. It would appear that Harry isn't the only one who's fond of bananas.

    Yemen's Saleh killed in ambush

    Picture: A Houthi rebel fighter is seen outside of the residence of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He ruled Yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country's ongoing civil war.
  • FedEx Corporation (FDX) EPS Estimated At $2.86

    It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $64.43B company. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FDX in report on Thursday, September 17 with "Sector Perform" rating.

    NASA fires up Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

    On Friday, NASA engineers were able to successfully fire Voyager 1's backup thrusters - for the first time in 37 years. These are identical in size and functionality to the other ones and are located on the back side of the spacecraft.
    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow

    United have led Group A from the outset, winning the first four matches before suffering defeat the last time out in Switzerland. The United boss has confirmed that Sergio Romero will start the game in goal with Joel Pereira named on the substitutes' bench.
  • LSU headed to Citrus Bowl again, this time to face Notre Dame

    LSU, best since game has been on ESPN/ESPN2 since 1992) and the Pinstripe Bowl (3.2 on ESPN in 2013). "That's all I remember". LSU was just at the Citrus Bowl last December 31 and beat No. 13 Louisville, 29-9, to finish 8-4 on the season.

    What Does Wall Street Say about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)?

    Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought 352,700 shares as the company's stock declined 13.59% while stock markets rallied. Pitcairn Company increased Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) stake by 2,304 shares to 3,866 valued at $749,000 in 2017Q2.

    Crazy Volume Spikes for: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

    It worsened, as 35 investors sold PHM shares while 170 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $51.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report.