Video – Silverdome coming down…

Work is underway to demolish the iconic Pontiac Silverdome.

The former home of the Detroit Lines is coming down at last; and a new drone film captures the sheer magnitude of the task facing the demolition contractor.

The Pontiac Silverdome stadium opened in 1975 and sits on 51 hectares of land. In its heyday, it had a seating capacity of 82,000.

When it opened, it featured a fiberglass fabric roof held up by air pressure, the first use of the technique in a major athletic facility. The roof has since been removed prior to the current phase of demolition.