WATCH: Georgia Dome goes down in scheduled implosion
It was a bittersweet morning in downtown Atlanta, where it was out with the old and in with the new.
That’s because the Georgia Dome, which has been open since 1992, was imploded to make room for the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened this year and is located right next door.
As you can see in the videos below, the implosion went off without a hitch, as the 4,300 pounds of explosives did their job:
— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) November 20, 2017
— Mark Arum (@MarkArum) November 20, 2017
Interestingly, the debris from the implosion was picked up by doppler radar as dust filled the sky:
— Colin Lord (@colinlord) November 20, 2017
The Georgia Dome hosted the SEC Championship Game and other notable sporting events every year, but now the new stadium will take its place. It has already hosted some top college football games this year, and is home to the Atlanta Falcons.
The dome is now officially gone, but the memories of the great events — sports and otherwise — that went on there will never be forgotten.