Stadium Implosion

The purpose behind this partial stadium implosion in 2011 was to adjust the stadium in preparation for the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil. The Secretary of Sports building was located on the backside of the bleachers and it had to remain intact. With proper 3D modeling from Applied Science International, LLC - ASI we strategically detonated the stadium pillars and beams in this particular area so it could create a rotation of the bleachers and, with that, avoid demolishing the Secretary of Sports building. The end result was a success and the drop performed as planned. Click through the sequence images to see the implosion. For the video of the drop click here >>