The only Detroit Lions’ player in the history of the franchises, who consistently torn this place up (Pontiac Silverdome), was Barry Sanders. Frankly….he was and is still the best running back to ever play the game. He’d hold every running record, except he retired early. It’s sad to see his home field in this condition. At the same time, Ford Field is so much better than the Silverdome. Fortunately, I had the privilege of seeing Barry play here in person, plus dozens of games on TV.
One other cool fact, not only did the Detroit Pistons play their home games in this building for a long time, but I played high school varsity basketball game on the Piston’s court in this building. It’s an experience that I’ll never forget and therefore this building has a special meaning for me.