silverdome http://michiganradio.org en Auction of items at Silverdome nets $500,000 http://michiganradio.org/post/auction-items-silverdome-nets-500000 <p>PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - An auction featuring more than 3,000 leftover items in the Pontiac Silverdome has fetched about $500,000.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:26:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18102 at http://michiganradio.org Auction of items at Silverdome nets $500,000 Auction of Silverdome items postponed http://michiganradio.org/post/auction-silverdome-items-postponed <p>The planned auction of parts of the old Pontiac Silverdome is on hold.</p><p>This week, parts of the Silverdome were supposed to <a href="http://www.rjmauctions.com/online_silverdome/assets.html">go on sale</a>.</p><p>People were going to be able to buy forklifts, generators, soap dispensers, and even a Zamboni.</p><p>But the sale is now on hold for up to three weeks, and it’s not clear why.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:09:09 +0000 Steve Carmody 17674 at http://michiganradio.org Auction of Silverdome items postponed In this morning's news... http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-63 <p><strong>Police in Detroit</strong></p><p>Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is expected to reveal his plan for getting police officials to live in Detroit this morning. As <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-mayor-announce-residency-incentive-program">Michigan Radio's Sarah Hulett</a> reports:</p><blockquote><p>Detroit had a residency requirement until 1999, when the state Legislature outlawed it. Now more than half the officers on the police force live outside the city limits. Mayor Bing has said he believes neighborhoods are safer when the cops who patrol them live there too.</p></blockquote><p>Not all police officials agree with Mayor Bing and say they can live outside city limits and still be effective for the residents of Detroit.</p><p>Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek will have more Mayor Bing's proposal later today.</p><p><strong>A replacement for the Michigan State Fair?</strong></p><p>The Michigan State Fair was canceled in 2009 after budget cuts and declining attendance. Now the <a href="http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20110207/NEWS05/110207004/0/NEWS05/Officials-propose-replacing-State-Fair-Silverdome-ag-festival?odyssey=mod%7Clateststories">Associated Press</a> is reporting that another cast aside in Michigan might fill the gap.</p><p>The AP reports that the "Great Lakes Agricultural Fair" would be held in and around the Pontiac Silverdome and would be run without any state funding. From the AP:</p><blockquote><p>Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and U.S. Rep. Gary Peters are expected to be among those on hand Monday to unveil plans for the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair…The annual festival would feature a farm market, live animals and musical performances.</p></blockquote><p><strong>Ford to increase production</strong></p><p>If the amount of Super Bowl ads from car makers didn't clue you in, here's another sign that automakers are expecting much better sales this year. <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110206/BUSINESS0102/110206015/1001/news">The Detroit Free Press</a> reports that Ford Motor Company plans to boost factory production in the U.S.:</p><blockquote><p>Ford Motor Co. says it will increase U.S. factory production by 13% in the first quarter due to higher sales. Ken Czubay, vice president of U.S. sales, says Ford is studying additional shifts at plants that are now running on overtime. The Dearborn-based automaker said retail sales to individual buyers rose 27% in January. Global marketing chief Jim Farley said to expect further increases through the year. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 15:29:47 +0000 Mark Brush 1186 at http://michiganradio.org Pontiac Silverdome preps for HBO boxing match http://michiganradio.org/post/pontiac-silverdome-preps-hbo-boxing-match <P>The owners of the Pontiac Silverdome are making plans for the aging football stadium’s first significant sporting event since they bought it over a year ago.&nbsp;&nbsp; But the event is more about raising the Silverdome’s profile than making a lot of money.</P> <P>&nbsp;When a Toronto developer bought the 80 thousand seat stadium last year for about 600 thousand dollars…he said he had big plans.&nbsp;&nbsp; But during the past year…the Silverdome has played host to only minor events.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Next month, the Silverdome will host a championship boxing match that will be featured Tue, 07 Dec 2010 19:51:09 +0000 488 at http://michiganradio.org Pontiac Silverdome preps for HBO boxing match