Pontiac Silverdome road signs up for auction
For decades, freeway signs in Pontiac led motorists to the Silverdome for events including basketball games, WrestleMania III, 1994 World Cup games and a visit from the pope.
Now, with the iconic stadium gone, those who want something to remember it by can bid on two of Michigan Department of Transportation’s road signs bearing the Pontiac Silverdome’s name.
The auction will run from Sept. 10-24 and feature two green aluminum signs that are roughly 7 feet by 14 feet, weigh 225 pounds and are in good condition, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation, which is auctioning the signs.
One sign reads "Pontiac Silverdome Exit 39." The other: "Pontiac Silverdome Next 2 Exits."
"MDOT regularly recycles old signs but there has been quite a bit of interest in these particular signs since the Silverdome was torn down," MDOT said in a news release.
The Pontiac Silverdome was brought down withexplosives on Dec. 4, 2017, years after the site fell into into disrepair when the Detroit Lions left for Ford Field in 2002.
Interested bidders can go to the MiBid auction website to register.
Winners of the auction will need to pick up the signs by Sept. 26 at MDOT's Auburn Hills garage.