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  1. basketbills

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    I like Roscoe's idea of bringing more cultural events to the dome.
     
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    All kidding aside, I used to attend the Supercross races (dirt bikes) with my Dad every year and I have some fond memories of that stuff!

    Last time I was there was prolly around '94 or so when they used to allow inline skating around the concourse. My girlfriend at the time took me and it was actually pretty cool.
     
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    That's a joke, right?
     
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    Yep. I remember those skate sessions in the mid nineties. Usually a decent crowd.
     
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    That's what I used to do BDL.

    They had some pretty good inline speed skaters at the Silverdome. The inside lane was for speed skaters. Very fast and fun.
     
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    I roll (rolled) in Bauer inline Hockey skates.

    I used to check those fruit-bootin' speed skaters into the concession counter. Throw a couple of elbows in for good measure.

    OLD TIME HOCKEY!
     
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    I think Hockey players tend to be the most skilled inline skaters. I used to session skate in some Bauer Hockey skates...but I was in the pace lines at the Dome. It was after they passed to no checking rule. I'd be there once a week at least if they ever started it again.
     
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    The original group who bid 20 mil for it 2 years ago is trying to legally block the sale. They had wanted to turn it into a Casino. They wanted the price reduced upon finding some structural defects and the sale kind of died. It's probably going to be held up in the courts for a while to whomever gets it.
     
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    Lord knows they tried to salvage the "big puff" ... I remember going there for "super savings days"... a christmas shopping extraveganza.

    Soccer alone has no chance of success... maybe the next Jahovas witness dome would work better in the long run.

    Still don't want to ever see them pop the bubble... it's remenicent of Cobo, Tigers stadium, The state fair & the Olympia... when does it stop?
     
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    The city is going to look pretty silly if these guys were willing to put down $15MM defects and all, and they sold it for pocket change.
     
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    I can't understand it. May shed some light on how childish they were during the Lions last season there. Blaring music during practices and such. No clue as how to handle things.
     
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    Politicians should never manage property. They only care about the condition of the asset for as long as they are in power, and are likely to push maintenance off into the future. They don't have the same incentives as an owner does to take care of his asset over the long term.

    If most NBA teams owned their arenas the ways the Pistons do, the Sonics would still be in Seattle.
     
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    reportonbusiness.com: globeinvestor.com - 88,000 seats, one 'surprising' winner

     
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    With over 800 forum members we each could have shelled out about $1000 a piece and out bid the highest bidder. Then we could have all argued for the next 5 years on what to with this investment.
     
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    We could have put a big paper bag over it and called it a day.
     
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    It coulda been a big fast food restaurant. People have been going there to see the hot dogs for years.
     
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    Hmmm, "The Chili Dog Palace"

    Or... "The Silver Slide" water park.
     
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    Can you imagine how weird it would be to get the keys to the place? To walk to the 50 yard line and just look around, marveling at what you got for the price of a nice house?
     
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    Would be cool to set up a couch and watch the Lions on Sunday afternoon on the jumbotron (assuming they aren't blacked out).
     
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    If you [STRIKE]build[/STRIKE] buy it...they will come. :pound::pound::pound::pound:
     

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