Silverdome parking lot to host festival with drag strip

Associated Press

Pontiac — A parking lot at the Pontiac Silverdome is expected to be the site of a one-day car festival that will include a drag strip.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports the Pontiac Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a permit for the Aug. 12 event that also will feature a band, food trucks and thrill rides. The festival is scheduled a few days before the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

Drag strip speeds are estimated to reach 90 mph.

The Detroit Lions last played at the Silverdome in 2002 before moving to Ford Field in Detroit. The stadium has fallen into disrepair, with its roof damaged in a 2013 winter storm. Many items from the stadium were auctioned off last year and it was put up for sale earlier this year.