Demolish the Georgia Dome, home of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

Georgia Dome Stadium in Atlanta (USA) was demolished today after 25 years of history, which hosted three sports during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, two Super Bowls (1994 and 2000) and three 'Final Four' of the NCAA college basketball (2002, 2007 and 2013).

Miami, November 20 (EFE) .- Georgia Dome Stadium in Atlanta (USA) was demolished today after 25 years of history, in which it hosted three sports during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, two Super Bowls (1994 and 2000) and three 'Final Four' of the NCAA college basketball (2002, 2007 and 2013).

The Georgia Dome, the only US sports venue. sports events, hosted the basketball and handball final and the entire artistic gymnastics competition during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

The multi-sports venue, which will be replaced by the adjacent Mercedes-Benz Stadium, was demolished with about 2,250 kilograms of explosives, which generated an explosion that lasted just 15 seconds and in which the largest part of the structure collapsed, except for some parts that remained intact.

In that sense, according to the spokeswoman of the Authority of the World Congress Center of Georgia, Morgan Smith-Williams, the cargo in that area was not activated or the explosion was not "strong enough", so now those responsible for the implosion inspect what is left of the Georgia Dome.

After the debris cleanup, which will last about three months, a hotel, a parking lot and green areas will be built in that location.

Construction The Georgia Dome began in November 1989 and three years later it opened as the largest indoor stadium in the world and the largest fabric roof with support cable.

During its 25-year history, the Georgia Dome, which welcomed more than 39 million visitors, hosted 1,400 sporting events, including the annual Peach Bowl, American football, among others.

The Georgia Dome was also the court of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA while the Philips Arena was being built and was the stadium of the team of American football Atlanta Falcons, who move to the adjacent Mercedes-Benz, whose inauguration took place last September.

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