Pontiac Silverdome

Pontiac Silverdome

The Pontiac Silverdome, is located in Pontiac in the state of Michigan. Although hosting other events, including soccer, its main use was as the home ground for NFL team, the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, it is now in a state of decay, a victem of the region's economic woes.

The Silverdome was used to host four of the World Cup 1994 matches. The enclosed design meant these were the first ever World Cup games to be played indoors.


Location: Pontiac, Michigan

Capacity: 77,557

Construction: Building started in 1973 with the stadium opening in 1975. After closing in 2006, it was sold at auction in 2009 and is (as of 2015) in a state of decay.

Matches: USA 1 : 1 Switzerland (June 18), Switzerland 4 : 1 Romania (June 22), Russia 1 : 3 Sweden (June 24), Brazil 1 : 1 Sweden (June 28)


World Cup 1994 Venues : Rose Bowl, Pontiac Silverdome, Stanford Stadium, Giants Stadium, Citrus Bowl, Soldier Field, Cotton Bowl, Foxboro Stadium and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.