In an unexpected turn of events, Detroit Lions fans gathered at the Silverdome were disappointed by the team’s failure to implode late in the season. The planned demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the Detroit Lions, has spectacularly failed.
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The stadium, which has largely been empty since the Lions moved to Ford Field in 2002, was due to commence on Sunday with a partial implosion in order to make way for redevelopment of the site.
However, the arena’s support beams were able to withstand the explosive charges used, allowing the stadium to remain standing after detonation.Roughly 10% of the explosive charges did not detonate due to a wiring issue.
These unexploded charges were set up in eight key locations around the Silverdome. The precise cause of the wiring issue remaines uncleared,maybe there’s wires separated somewhere.The Silverdome opened in 1975 and has been used only sporadically since 2002, when the Lions moved to Ford Field in Detroit.