ATLANTA (AP) _ One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums is set for implosion at 7:30 a.m.
Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives are on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens Monday morning.
If all goes well, the dome that opened in 1992 will be flattened within about 15 seconds. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority says it should take 12 seconds for all the explosives to go off plus another 3 seconds for grandstands to be on the ground.
The dome was not only the former home of the Atlanta Falcons but also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events.
It’s being replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.