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Pontiac Silverdome

General Information

Other name(s): Michigan Metropolitan Stadium
Beginning of works: 1973
Completion: 1975
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Air-supported membrane structure
Function / usage: Stadium / Arena

Location

Location: , , ,
Address: 1200 Featherstone Road
Part of:
Coordinates: 42° 38' 45.00" N    83° 15' 18.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 61.6 m
covered area 39 945 m²
seats 80 000 - 90 000
membrane covered area 34 928 m²

Materials

membrane PTFE-coated glass-fiber fabric

Chronology

March 1985

Part of the roof collapses under heavy snow loads due to an error in the compressed air regulation.

Participants

Client
Design
Architecture
Structural engineering
General contractor
Membrane supplier
(role unknown)

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000394
  • Date created
    09/09/1999
  • Last Update
    20/08/2015