The iconic Georgia Dome in Atlanta has been completely destroyed by way of demolition this morning.
The arena — which has hosted Olympics, Super Bowl, and countless other major sporting events — was destroyed after its 25 years in the ATL. It has been replaced by the nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which was erected earlier this year.
Watch the destruction below in GIF form:
RIP Georgia Dome pic.twitter.com/HAf2nNQzKm
— SEC Country (@SECcountry) November 20, 2017
CNN reports that it will take three months for crews to clean up the rubble and what is left of the building’s structure before new construction can begin in the area. Check out fans, local organizations, and commentators saying their goodbyes to the stadium on Twitter below:
— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) November 20, 2017
— Jay Holder (@jauntingjourno) November 20, 2017
See that radar blip over Atlanta? Yeah that’s the dust from the Georgia Dome implosion earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/lJB5mveAw5
— Keith Monday (@kmondayWSOC9) November 20, 2017
Farewell to our home of 25 years.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 20, 2017
— Drew (@DrewMacFarlane) November 20, 2017
From 1992-2017 the Dome hosted over 39 million fans at over 1400 events that meant over $7.4 BILLION in economic impact to the State of Ga
— Georgia Dome (@GeorgiaDome) March 6, 2017
Can’t believe the Georgia Dome is no more. Fantastic venue that hosted so many incredible games and events. Testament to Atlanta’s phenomenal economy that they can just blow that place up. Still better than many stadiums.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 20, 2017
Watch above via CBS.
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