Demolition crews imploded the grandstands at Hollywood Park yesterday morning, and it didn’t just mean the end of a historic racetrack, which was open from 1938-2013. That land is owned by Stan Kroenke, who wants to build a stadium on the site for his Rams. He hopes to break ground as early as the end of this year,…
Texas A&M is rebuilding the west side of Kyle Field as part of a $450 million project for the stadium; this morning, that portion was demolished in a controlled demolition. Get a snack and watch the video.
We've been on top of Brian Collins's career for more than five years now, but it surely must be a highlight of his life for him to hear NBC sportscaster Jimmy Roberts use his catchphrase "Boom Goes The Dynamite" to describe dynamite going boom. [NBC]
Ah yes, the old Fort Steuben Bridge, spanning the Ohio River on the West Virginia/Ohio border. No more: they blew it up this morning. Or imploded it, to use proper bridge-blowing-up terminology. The Ohio DOT was there to film the occasion, and then replay it in slow motion. Good job, bridge-blower-uppers.
Known as the Hoosier Dome until 1994, it was home to the Indy Colts for twenty-four years, and as of this morning, it is now a pile of rubble. Such is life.