The implosion took place at 7:30 a.m. ET, when nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives took down the stadium in 15 seconds, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
If you look to the Dome’s left, that is indeed Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. There’s only 83 feet that separate the two, but there was a five-story industrial-strength curtain to shield the new house from damages, per the AJC.
The Georgia Dome was a nice facility that many in metro Atlanta have near and dear memories in, but Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a nice upgrade that everyone will enjoy.
In place of the Dome will be the Home Depot Backyard, which will host game-day extravaganzas, unique arts, entertainment, and more for pregame fun at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
For now, we bid farewell to the Georgia Dome.