Pontiac Silverdome still standing after implosion, officials say 'built a little too well'

Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-03 12:18:29-05

Although the Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to implode, the stadium is still standing. However, construction crews said the implosion did work. 

Crews placed explosives in steel beams, which did break off.

However, the Silverdome was "built a little too well," officials say. 

"We just have to wait and let gravity do its job," officials say. "It's going to collapse, we just don't know when. 

The construction foreman said crews are assessing the situation.

The 82,000-plus stadium was the home for the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001 and also was home for the Detroit Pistons from 1978-1988.

On top of that, the Silverdome hosted many record events over the years, including Led Zeppelin in 1977, 93,000 people to watch Pope John Paul II's mass in 1987 and WrestleMania III which hosted 93,173 people.

The WrestleMania record stood as the WWE attendance record until 2016 when WWE said 101,763 people attended the show in Arlington.