Thousands of people watched as Texas Stadium was imploded around 7 am today. Some trivia for you (also known as worthless info): 2,715 pounds of dynamite was used, demolition of Texas Stadium cost about $6 million, the Dallas Cowboys won five Super Bowls with Texas Stadium as its home field.
I saw one game there: Emmitt Smith’s final home game as a Cowboy, a brutally cold Saturday night game. Michael Jordan was in town two nights later with the Wizards. A decent weekend of superstars past their prime.
The longtime home of the Dallas Cowboys — known for the giant hole in its roof, “so God can watch his team,” according to local lore — came tumbling down early Sunday in a planned demolition.
Fireworks shot off above the building for several minutes, then hundreds of fans counted down as 11-year-old Casey Rogers of nearby Terrell, the winner of an essay contest, pushed a button triggering the implosion. More than a ton of dynamite dropped the west side of the building toward the north, the east die toward the south and the roof right on top.
Below (after the jump) are YouTube videos of the implosion. More YouTube videos can be found here. Lots of people shot video this morning.