The new owner of the Silverdome was real estate magnate Andreas Apostolopoulos, of the Toronto-based Triple Investment Group.
envisioned bringing a major league soccer team to the stadium, and began making $6 million dollars in upgrades and improvements in March of 2010.
Concession and VIP areas were refurbished, wireless Internet access was upgraded, and the Main Event restaurant was outfitted with flat-screen televisions.
held its first major event in several years with a monster truck rally in April, with other events including a boxing match, concerts, and the championship of the American Ultimate Disc League
In August, a soccer match between AC Milan and Panathinaikos brought 30,000 fans.
In June of 2011, Triple Sports & Entertainment formally applied for an expansion Major League Soccer franchise.
proposed dividing the interior into two levels, with a 30,000 seat soccer stadium on top and possibly two smaller arenas underneath.
The roof would be removed, eliminating the need for the costly air circulation system and allowing in sunlight.