Silverdome memorabilia auction raises $500K

The Silverdome is seen in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. For a little more than $7 a seat, a Canadian company is about to buy the Silverdome and its 127-acre site from hard-pressed city of Pontiac. A judge cleared the way this week for sale of the 80,300-seat stadium for $583,000, or about a quarter cent on the dollar it cost to build in 1975 ($220 million in today's dollars) as home for the NFL's Detroit Lions. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The Silverdome is seen in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. For a little more than $7 a seat, a Canadian company is about to buy the Silverdome and its 127-acre site from hard-pressed city of Pontiac. A judge cleared the way this week for sale of the 80,300-seat stadium for $583,000, or about a quarter cent on the dollar it cost to build in 1975 ($220 million in today's dollars) as home for the NFL's Detroit Lions. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

PONTIAC, Mich. (WOOD) – The online auction of Silverdome memorabilia is being considered a success by organizers.

The RJM Auctioneers facility manager tells the Detroit News he considers the nine-day online auction of more than three-thousand items a success.

The online auction  has been able to raise $500,000. Some of the items for sale included end-zone turf, pretzel warmers, bathroom stall doors and score boards. The stadium’s cooper wiring sold for more than $77,000.

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