UPDATE: ATLANTA (AP) – The Latest on the implosion of the Georgia Dome (all times local):7:30 a.m.
One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums has been reduced to rubble in downtown Atlanta.
The Georgia Dome was imploded with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives Monday morning.
The dome was the former home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and 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.
ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF)/(WSB-TV) – On Monday, Nov. 20, in Atlanta, the Georgia Dome will be brought down.
With the new $6.1 million Mercedes Benz stadium opening this year, the dome is no longer needed.
Police say several streets and parts of the transit system will close for the historic blast.
The Atlanta Falcons started playing in the Georgia Dome in 1992.
The implosion is set to happen at 7:30 a.m. and be streamed live from WSB-TV.