Pontiac Silverdome implosion scheduled for Sunday morning

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PONTIAC (WJRT) (11/29/2017) - Sunday will mark the end of an era for Michigan sports fans.

The Pontiac Silverdome will be imploded on Sunday morning, turning what's left of the former sports and entertainment venue into a pile of rubble.

The domed stadium was the home of the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001 and the Detroit Pistons played there for a decade. The Silverdome also hosted concerts, Wrestlemania, and a mass by Pope John Paul II.

But the stadium has been abandoned for much of the past 15 years after the Lions left to begin playing at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. Weather destroyed the fabric dome roof years ago, exposing the interior to the elements.

The implosion is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited to watch from the Water Resources Commission parking lot on Opdyke just south of M-59.

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