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Pontiac Silverdome finally demolished after failed first attempt

They don’t make them like they used to. It took two attempts for the Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, to bite the dust. Still standing after the first implosion, it was finally demolished by a second blast to the upper section of the stadium, which has stood in Michigan since 1975

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Watch the Qudos Bank Arena transform for supercross

The team at the Qudos Bank Arena – widely known as the Sydney Super Dome – transforms the indoor arena into a supercross track ahead of the Aus-X Open. The venue, which was built as part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games project, is the largest permanent indoor sports arena in Australia.

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With this in mind, should designers of new stadia, or project managers of renovations, be looking at both on-field and off-field lighting as part of a single solution?


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Atlanta United to play under open roof against Toronto FC

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials have announced that Atlanta United FC’s final regular season match will be played with the venue’s roof open, weather permitting. The match against Toronto FC is scheduled for October 22, and will be played with the stadium in expanded capacity configuration – the match looks set to break the club’s own MLS record for single-game attendance.

Work to fully automate the stadium’s retractable roof continues ahead of the Toronto match, with other public events for the rest of the season to be played under a closed roof.

October 11, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


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