In Michigan
6:02 am
Mon November 16, 2009

4 Silverdome proposals to be unsealed Monday

PONTIAC, MI – An Oakland County official says four proposals have been received for the Silverdome as part of an auction of the Detroit Lions' former home.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson told The Detroit News on Saturday that the four sealed proposals for the vacant Silverdome property will be unsealed Monday.

Patterson said he did not know what was in the proposals.

The Silverdome has sat largely empty since the Detroit Lions moved to Ford Field in 2002.

The 80,300-seat stadium and 127 adjacent acres is being auctioned by Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams & Williams auctioneer firm. Bidders had to submit their proposals by Thursday.

City emergency financial manager Fred Leeb said Friday that he had no details to release.

The city of Pontiac built the stadium for $55.7 million in 1975.