Silverdome roof deflated for renovations
JAN 03, 2013 6:28p ET
Silverdome events coordinator Alex Loewy says stadium owner Triple Investment Group LLC will begin renovations this spring and summer. He says work will include a new roof with solar panels.
Loewy tells The Oakland Press (http://bit.ly/ZgLe9v ) that the deflation Thursday will save energy costs and clear the way for a more efficient renewable alternative.
The 80,300-seat stadium was completed in 1975 at a cost of $55 million in the dollars of that time. It was sold at auction in 2009 for $583,000.
The Lions played at the Silverdome until 2002. The team now plays at Ford Field in Detroit.