Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadium

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  1. faine01

    faine01 Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    I guess its hard to know until we know who it actually is, i didnt realize he hasnt releashed his name, or the company name.
     
  2. opal347

    opal347 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 18, 2005
    Clinton Twp, MI
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    Except we know who they are, their company name, and then some. Andreas Apostolopoulos, who works in commercial real estate with his family in Toronto, bought the Dome. His son, Steve, is the director of Triple Sports and Entertainment, and is the one we are in constant contact with. We've met with him on multiple occasions and worked with him to help boost our chances for a team. The Milan-Panathinaikos friendly back in August went off relatively smoothly for us, and they did more than we could've asked for. I'd say we have a better relationship with them as a supporters group than half of MLS.
     
  3. faine01

    faine01 Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    Well it sounds like Detroit could be the next MLS team to be announced then heh. either them or NYC2.
     
  4. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    That all depends on the depth of Triple Sports' pockets. It's going to take A LOT of money to both do this major renovation to the Silverdome and buy into MLS. I can't help but think that if they had the money and were willing to spend it, we'd have had an announcement by now.

    Either they don't have the cash they seem to want folks to think they do, have it but not at the moment (remember, assets aren't the same thing as money, especially in a bad real estate market), or are hesitant to spend it right now. Whichever is the case, I think that the lack of any word (or leaked word) from them for a few months doesn't bode well for MLS in Detroit, at least any time soon.
     
  5. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    I'm willing to bet all of their money is tied up in assets. As for their silence, it was months between them buying the Dome and announcing the first soccer events there... it just seems to be how they operate.
     
  6. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    quite interesting. I wonder how long it would take for all that work to be completed.
     
  7. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    this particular proposal would take years to build. I've been operating under the assumption that they'll eventually do a feasibility study, realize what a bad idea it is and then just build an SSS on the Silverdome site.
     
  8. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    not so bad very interesting
     
  9. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    Well I think they have the money. I read that the dome costs 2 mill a year to run. Also bringing in all these events cost money and lastly here is a btoomberg article that I read sometime ago he seems like the type of guy who does not flaunt his money and is low pro. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_32/b4190064446709.htm
     
  10. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    There has got to be things happening
     
  11. atlantefc

    atlantefc Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    F*dabig4neveryleague
    Club:
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    is the silverdome easy to get to from detroit? cause on google maps it looks a bit far from the city
     
  12. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    It's a long but easy drive up I-75, and it's right near the exit. The only real problem with the location is that it's a VERY long drive for fans in the suburbs downriver and on the far East side.
     
  13. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    And it's a pretty easy drive for anyone in the northern burbs in Oakland County.

    Detroit is not a very centralized area, so the driving would not be much of an issue for fans.
     
  14. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    There is no public transit right? I guess being the motor city everyone drives
     
  15. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    made the drive from our home in Sterling Hts many times to see the Express and the Lions and the Pistons before their moves.
     
  16. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    That is correct. There is some bus service in the city, but the auto industry made damn sure that there would be no way for most people to get around without owning a car.
     
  17. Spectator1

    Spectator1 New Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Club:
    Panathinaikos Athens
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    Smart on there end LOL so I guess the Apostolopoosfdhgodfhs guys need to invest in a buss terminal on top of an mls team.
     
  18. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    There's a light rail planned for Woodward Avenue downtown... some have suggested that if it's a success (or actually built), it could be extended all the way north to Pontiac. There's also been talk of linking it up with new commuter rail lines. But at this point all of this is theoretical and years down the road.
     
  19. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi


    lets not kid ourselves and think this is just a Michigan thing. Sure, there are places like Chicago, NY, Atlanta with awesome rail lines. That said, most of the US is built around everyone needing a car.
     
  20. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    thankfully that attitude seems to be changing.
     
  21. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
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    Netherlands
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi



    somewhat but in a way, you can't get around it in the states. I am not talking just about local rail system. Germany is the size of New York if I am not mistaken. It is easy to get around.

    We are so spread out. Now back in Michigan, you can still get around pretty easy although you have to do it with a car. Here in Arizona, the central valley is hugely spread out from the west part of it to the east.
     
  22. evangel

    evangel Member+

    Apr 12, 2007
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    It's a mistake that's going to bite the country in the a** someday. Even with slowly changing attitudes, it's probably too late to do much about it.

    But yeah, people in Detroit, as in most other places in the country, are used to driving long distances to get to anywhere interesting.
     
  23. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi


    not only that but very few carpool, they design car pool lanes but sometimes you never see anyone in them as too many single drivers out there.
     
  24. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    The crappy thing about driving is that you have to commit a whole part of your day to see a match. IF there was quick and efficient public transportation it might not require as much of a time commitment, and therefore, be more attractive to large amounts of people, IMO.

    It would be interesting to see Michigan take a more prominent role in rail system talks. Just as we started the motor cars, we could start efficient rail systems. Not too hard to imagine.
     
  25. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi

    Granholm was into it, who knows about Snyder, though.
     

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