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February 16, 1993 | JACK SEARLES JACK SEARLES
Camarillo-based Pacific Sod, which is one of the largest producers of pre-grown lawns in the United States, has received a contract to create what the company describes as the world's first indoor grass athletic field. Pacific Sod will install 120,000 square feet of its grass in Michigan's Silverdome this spring, reports Pacific Sod co-owner Richard Rogers.
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June 11, 1994 | Associated Press
A two-year, $2-million experiment to play World Cup soccer indoors moved into its final phase as workers began installing grass inside the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. The June 18 game between the United States and Switzerland will mark the first time World Cup soccer has been played indoors. The grass installation is expected to be completed today, one week before the first of four games to be played over 11 days.
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SPORTS
June 11, 1994 | Associated Press
A two-year, $2-million experiment to play World Cup soccer indoors moved into its final phase as workers began installing grass inside the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. The June 18 game between the United States and Switzerland will mark the first time World Cup soccer has been played indoors. The grass installation is expected to be completed today, one week before the first of four games to be played over 11 days.
SPORTS
June 20, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the hubbub leading up to the first international soccer match ever played indoors on natural grass, there was the small, philosophical voice of Graham Taylor. Taylor, whose position as coach of the English national team is nearly as closely watched as the special grass at the Silverdome, was the lone voice of doubt about the idea of taking the sport of mud, wind and rain indoors as Germany played England in the final match of the U.S. Cup '93 on Saturday.
SPORTS
March 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Pontiac, Mich., Silverdome's artificial turf caused the injury that left Mike Utley paralyzed from the chest down, an attorney for the Detroit Lion offensive lineman alleged in a letter to an attorney representing the Pontiac Stadium Building Authority. Utley suffered spinal injuries when he fell headfirst on the artificial turf during Detroit's victory over the Rams Nov. 17.
SPORTS
June 20, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the hubbub leading up to the first international soccer match ever played indoors on natural grass, there was the small, philosophical voice of Graham Taylor. Taylor, whose position as coach of the English national team is nearly as closely watched as the special grass at the Silverdome, was the lone voice of doubt about the idea of taking the sport of mud, wind and rain indoors as Germany played England in the final match of the U.S. Cup '93 on Saturday.
SPORTS
March 5, 1985 | Associated Press
The roof of the Pontiac Silverdome collapsed Monday under the weight of an overnight snowfall, sending three Detroit Lions players, James Jones, Gary Danielson and Eric Hipple, scurrying for cover and disrupting the Detroit Pistons' National Basketball Assn. schedule. "It looked just like an avalanche," said Danielson, the starting quarterback for the National Football League team, who was practicing with Jones and Hipple when wet snow tore through the roof at 11:40 a.m.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi
Months have passed since the city of Pontiac prompted a loud national guffaw with the sale of its crown jewel, the colossal Silverdome football stadium. Almost 145 acres, more than 80,000 seats, venue for the Detroit Lions, the pope and Hulk Hogan -- all was auctioned last year for just $550,000. But for residents of the debt-laden Detroit suburb, the rage directed at the financial expert behind the deal still boils. At a recent City Council meeting, community members, one after another, lit into Fred Leeb -- an outsider charged by the state with overseeing all financial matters here.
NEWS
September 20, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE and BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writers
Pope John Paul II ended an emotional and exhausting 6,000-mile, 10-day U.S. visit Saturday with a pointed call for Americans to ban abortion to guarantee "respect for life." Speaking to Vice President George Bush and a farewell crowd amid tight security at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the pontiff recited what amounted to a love letter to "a dynamic nation, a warm and welcoming people . . . America the beautiful."
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If this were Germany or Brazil, and the national soccer team was training a few weeks before playing host to the World Cup, there would be hundreds of fans around the practice field, jostling to catch a peek of their heroes. But this is the United States, land of soccer heathens, and Orange County, home of fickle fans. So it's no wonder only a handful of spectators were on the hill overlooking the U.S. National Training Center recently, watching the U.S.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1993 | JACK SEARLES JACK SEARLES
Camarillo-based Pacific Sod, which is one of the largest producers of pre-grown lawns in the United States, has received a contract to create what the company describes as the world's first indoor grass athletic field. Pacific Sod will install 120,000 square feet of its grass in Michigan's Silverdome this spring, reports Pacific Sod co-owner Richard Rogers.
SPORTS
March 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Pontiac, Mich., Silverdome's artificial turf caused the injury that left Mike Utley paralyzed from the chest down, an attorney for the Detroit Lion offensive lineman alleged in a letter to an attorney representing the Pontiac Stadium Building Authority. Utley suffered spinal injuries when he fell headfirst on the artificial turf during Detroit's victory over the Rams Nov. 17.
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