The Kingdome, aka ‘King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium’ just doesn’t capture the sensation of spending a beautiful summer day in the Pacific Northwest indoors watching the Mariners. “King County Sports Garage” seems more appropriate or just call it a ‘hole’. Like how a ‘whole’ lotta ceiling tiles started falling one day at Mariners batting practice. And that was the beginning of the end, spawning Safeco Field and what is now CenturyLink Field and a legacy of bad feelings over public bonds that opened the door for the Supersonics to leave.
If anything the Kingdome was loud. Especially Seahawks games. Setting records this year for crowd noise at the same site. I’ll see you there.
Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Aman Environmental Construction, Inc. of Oakland, California), captures a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the “Largest Structure (by volume) To Be Demolished Using Explosives” in their performance of the successful implosion of the 19.821 million cubic foot, reinforced concrete Kingdome Sports Arena in Seattle, Washington at 8:30 AM on Sunday, March 26, 2000. http://www.controlled-demolition.com