It looked like the 1980’s again when the northern Detroit stadium was the the home of the Detroit Lions and the site of Super Bowl XVI. The urban ruin of the Pontiac Silverdome is now playing host to 1000’s of Volkswagens parked in the open. VW purchased back the vehicles as part of the $15 Billion settlement the company made as a result of their diesel emissions scandal. The Silverdome is only a few miles away from VW’s North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The city of Pontiac is suing the owners of the property claiming they don’t have a use permit to store the vehicles. The 82,000 seat Pontiac Silverdome sits abandoned and open to the elements. It’s been a favorite photo shoot site for urban ruins artists and the set of a movie.