BMX Pro Tears Up Already Disheveled Stadium
Tyler Fernengel, a Michigan native, took to the abandoned Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, to display some of his dopest and slickest tricks. The stadium was host to the Detroit Lions for several decades but closed its doors back in 2006.
The video shows Fernengel riding through all the nooks and crannies throughout the Silverdome and, given that the stadium was at one point the largest of its kind, Fernengel surely had plenty of space to play with. The most epic trick he put on display comes at the 2:30 mark where he flies off a ledge and manages to pull of a 360 down into the mouth of the stadium. In an interview with Redbull.com, Fernengel had this to say about his first attempt at the 360 drop off.
“It all happened so fast — I just remember slamming and rolling toward the chairs. … I hit a metal upright with my ribs and just came to a complete stop. I started making that crazy noise when you get the wind knocked out of you, sounded like a zombie. I pretty much impaled myself on a metal upright, but I was all right — cut myself pretty good and bruised my ribs.”