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.
Earlier today, the old home to both the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers got demolished, and we've got video of the implosion following the jump: