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March 10, 1985 | United Press International
The Detroit Pistons will play the remainder of their games in Detroit's Joe Louis Arena despite Pontiac Silverdome officials outlook that the storm-battered stadium will be back in business by April 1. "We are planning on finishing our regular season at Joe Louis," Pistons spokesman Matt Dobek said. "We've done our own homework." Dobek said the Pistons were told the Silverdome would not be ready until April 15, even "with great weather and no complicatons. They said April 1 would be a miracle."
March 8, 1985 | SAM McMANIS
The Clippers, losers of 11 straight road games and seven straight overall, will open a five-game trip tonight against the Chicago Bulls at the Chicago Stadium. This will be the Clippers' first road game with interim Coach Don Chaney in charge. Chaney replaced Jim Lynam Wednesday and lost his first game to Cleveland, 114-112, at the Sports Arena.
June 19, 1994 | EMILIO GARCIA-RUIZ
The temperature inside the Silverdome, which does not have air conditioning, was 80 degrees, with 71% humidity. Instead of playing games in the evenings, which would allow for cooler temperatures, many are starting at midday to coincide with European television prime time. "It was very hard to breathe," U.S. midfielder Ramos said, "especially when you made a run." Defender Cle Kooiman said: "It was tough. I was sucking air. I just couldn't get any air in."
June 22, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Switzerland might not boast the best team in the tournament, but expect no serious challengers for biggest flag. In support of their team, making its first World Cup appearance in 28 years, the Swiss carted to Detroit a national flag estimated to be larger than the tarp that covers the infield at Tiger Stadium. It has been draped between two cranes on Opdyke Road east of the Pontiac Silverdome. Two more shabby World Cup performances and the Swiss can use the flag to sail home.
December 10, 1990
Rodney Peete always wanted to play for the Raiders, first when they were in Oakland and later after they moved to Los Angeles. He gets to play against his heroes tonight as his Detroit Lions meet the Raiders at the Silverdome. "I grew up a Raiders fan," Peete said. "I liked them when I was still in high school. Later, when I was playing at Southern Cal, I probably knew as much about the Raiders as I did about my own teammates."
December 21, 1988 | Associated Press
NFL attendance averaged more than 60,000 for just the third time in the league's 69-year history, the league said today. The average of 60,426, lower than only the 1981 and 1986 figures, included a single-team in-house record of 622,793, or 77,849 per game at Buffalo's Rich Stadium. The total represents the second-highest number of tickets sold, behind 634,204 at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1980.
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