Sports Venues

Sports stadiums and indoor arenas are unique structures with cantilevers and clear spans to provide unobstructed views for fans. Such venues can be in open areas, flanked by parking lots or tucked into congested urban settings surrounded by streets, rail lines and subway tunnels below, to move fans to and from the events.

These robust complex structural systems carry high loads, and concern for worker safety during the demolition of these facilities is heightened, as a result.

Time is always of the essence when professional teams with fixed schedules change facilities, and demolition costs come under pressure where public funding can push acceptance of the lowest bidder’s offer, even if their experience with such projects is limited.

CDI’s experience in felling unique structures under challenging site circumstances and our fast-track performance capabilities can be a game changer for owners, general contractors and demolition contractors in getting complex structures on the ground safely, quickly and cost effectively.

Watch below for more CDI Sports Venues implosions:

Project: Three Rivers Stadium
Date: 02.11.2001

End of an Era

CDI performed the explosives felling of the 150’ tall, 59,000 seat capacity, reinforced concrete stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 8:00 AM on Sunday, February 11, 2001 just 80' away from a 200' long, 100' tall glass façade of the new Heinz Field.

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Project: Palace of Aurburn Hills Arena
Date: 07.11.2020

The Shot Clock Runs Out on The Palace

CDI performed the explosives felling of the two-way clear span truss roof system of the Palace Arena in Auburn Hills, Michigan at 8:00 AM on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

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Project: Kyle Field Stadium-West Stands (Texas A&M University)
Date: 12.21.2014

The Game Plan

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Lindamood Demolition of Irving, Texas working under the General Contractor, Manhattan/Vaughn) performs the successful explosives felling of the independent stairwells/elevator shaft and the mid-rise and high-rise portions of the Kyle Field West Stands (a total of 75,000 tons at 195’ tall) in a single explosives sequence at the Texas A&M Campus in College Station, Texas at 8:00 AM on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

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