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The Georgia Dome, which housed the Atlanta Falcons for 25 years, is set for implosion this morning.

It will come down in similar fashion to Cinergy Field, the Cincinnati stadium demolished on Dec. 29, 2002, the same day the Cincinnati Bengals dropped a road game to the Buffalo Bills, 27-9.

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» The soon-to-implode Georgia Dome was site of rough memories for area teams

The longtime home of the Bengals and Reds was originally known as Riverfront Stadium. It hosted the Major League All-Star game just days after it opened June 30, 1970, and was brought down in phases at cost of about $15 million.

Today, part of the site is occupied by Great American Ball Park with some parking lots over the old site. A small portion of the Riverfront Stadium site is now occupied by the Reds’ Hall of Fame and Museum and Main Street, which was extended when the new park was built and when the old park was demolished.

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