The Controlled Demolition Inc. team, experts building implosions, must take out the RCA Dome in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana and keep its destruction from spreading. Parallax Film Productions profiles this high-profile stadium implosion.
Controlled Demolition Inc. must tackle the RCA Dome in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana and keep its destruction from spreading.
The RCA Dome, one of the last air-supported stadiums left in the world, is slated for implosion after the Indianapolis Colts move into the new Lucas Oil Stadium across the street. The Indiana Convention Centre plans a $275 million dollar expansion on to land where the abandoned stadium sits. After the iconic air supported roof is deflated, Mark Loizeaux and his crew will rig a stadium implosion plan to collapse this sports arena away from neighbouring properties. This Blowdown will take some 800 explosive charges.
Originally called the Hossier Dome, The RCA Dome has a storied 24-year history. Similar in construction to Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium, it could hold up to 60,500 people. In addition to being the home field to the Indianapolis Colts, the dome also hosted numerous basketball championships – including the NCAA Final Four – and hundreds of conventions.