Interested in buying an 18,000 seat professional hockey arena for less than $583,000?

An interesting question, yes! Don’t get your hopes up though; unfortunately it most likely won’t be possible…again! I’d like to remind you that in 2009, $583,000 was the price paid by Triple Properties for the Pontiac Silverdome. The Silverdome seats 80,000 people in the comfort of a domed stadium and sits on approximately 127 acres. All that for 583,000 clams! Yes, in hindsight, I wish that I was the actual buyer and could sponsor the family’s annual turkey bowl game on Thanksgiving Day in the Silverdome.

Now on to hockey – first congrats to the Boston Bruins on winning the Stanley Cup. What a great series. But, what do the Bruins have to do with the Silverdome? Well, according to an article on The Wall Street Journal Online, the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, may be looking for buyers. While the team is locked into a lease for the next 10+ years, they claim to be losing money and would like to find a new home or at least a better subsidized one. What do you think this stadium would sell for?

I’ll be watching this one closely to see what materializes, but do not expect to see a price that even approaches the $583k mark. That opportunity is long gone.

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