Iconic stadiums that have been demolished

Atlanta's mayor announced that Turner Field will be demolished after the Braves leave for a new stadium in 2017. Houston's Astrodome could also see a similar fate after voters rejected a renovation plan.

Over the years iconic stadiums have been torn down. Watching these sports meccas come down is never easy for diehard fans, but with time comes change.

Take a walk down memory lane as we review some of the iconic American stadiums that were destroyed.



A few seconds after explosive charges are set off around the Seattle Kingdome in Seattle, Washington March 26, 2000, clouds of dust begin to billow up as the structure implodes. The facility has been in use for sporting and other events since opening in 1976. A new open-air football stadium will be built in its place. (Photo by Tim Matsui)
A few seconds after explosive charges are set off around the Seattle Kingdome in Seattle, Washington March 26, 2000, clouds of dust begin to billow up as the structure implodes. The facility has been in use for sporting and other events since opening in 1976. A new open-air football stadium will be built in its place. (Photo by Tim Matsui)
A few seconds after explosive charges are set off around the Seattle Kingdome in Seattle, Washington March 26, 2000, clouds of dust begin to billow up as the structure implodes. The facility has been in use for sporting and other events since opening in 1976. A new open-air football stadium will be built in its place. (Photo by Tim Matsui)
Cinergy Field comes down Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in Cincinnati, as the stadium that was home to Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine and the site for some of baseball's most memorable plays and one of the NFL's coldest games, is demolished. The Reds will play at a new facility, partially seen at left. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Cinergy Field comes down Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in Cincinnati, as the stadium that was home to Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine and the site for some of baseball's most memorable plays and one of the NFL's coldest games, is demolished. The Reds will play at a new facility, partially seen at left. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Cinergy Field comes down Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in Cincinnati, as the stadium that was home to Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine and the site for some of baseball's most memorable plays and one of the NFL's coldest games, is demolished. The Reds will play at a new facility, partially seen at left. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team is reduced to a pile rubble Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 as fireworks go off following the demolition of the old stadium, in St. Louis. A new stadium is under construction just south of the rubble and is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2006 baseball season. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team is reduced to a pile rubble Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 as fireworks go off following the demolition of the old stadium, in St. Louis. A new stadium is under construction just south of the rubble and is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2006 baseball season. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team is reduced to a pile rubble Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 as fireworks go off following the demolition of the old stadium, in St. Louis. A new stadium is under construction just south of the rubble and is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2006 baseball season. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
A view of the left field stands of Tiger Stadium, the former home of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, as a light tower falls to the ground during partial demolition performed by a joint venture between the Farrow Group, Inc. Demolition and the MCM Management Corp. on July 22, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. The stadiums demolition was completed on September 21, 2009. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
A view of the left field stands of Tiger Stadium, the former home of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, as a light tower falls to the ground during partial demolition performed by a joint venture between the Farrow Group, Inc. Demolition and the MCM Management Corp. on July 22, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. The stadiums demolition was completed on September 21, 2009. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
A view of the left field stands of Tiger Stadium, the former home of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, as a light tower falls to the ground during partial demolition performed by a joint venture between the Farrow Group, Inc. Demolition and the MCM Management Corp. on July 22, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. The stadiums demolition was completed on September 21, 2009. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
A small section of the east stands of Mile High Stadium is all that remains Monday, March 25, 2002, as demolition continues on the old stadium. Invesco Field at Mile High that replaced Mile High Stadium as the home of the Denver Broncos is pictured in the background. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
A small section of the east stands of Mile High Stadium is all that remains Monday, March 25, 2002, as demolition continues on the old stadium. Invesco Field at Mile High that replaced Mile High Stadium as the home of the Denver Broncos is pictured in the background. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
A small section of the east stands of Mile High Stadium is all that remains Monday, March 25, 2002, as demolition continues on the old stadium. Invesco Field at Mile High that replaced Mile High Stadium as the home of the Denver Broncos is pictured in the background. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Heavy equipment tears into the front of Rosenblatt Stadium, the former home of the NCAA baseball College World Series in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The stadium is being torn down to make room for a parking lot for the adjacent Henry Doorly Zoo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Heavy equipment tears into the front of Rosenblatt Stadium, the former home of the NCAA baseball College World Series in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The stadium is being torn down to make room for a parking lot for the adjacent Henry Doorly Zoo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Heavy equipment tears into the front of Rosenblatt Stadium, the former home of the NCAA baseball College World Series in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The stadium is being torn down to make room for a parking lot for the adjacent Henry Doorly Zoo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Demolition continues at the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Wednesday, June 16, 2010, as seen from an upper concourse at the new Meadowlands stadium. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Demolition continues at the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Wednesday, June 16, 2010, as seen from an upper concourse at the new Meadowlands stadium. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Demolition continues at the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Wednesday, June 16, 2010, as seen from an upper concourse at the new Meadowlands stadium. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A general view of the demolition of the original Yankee Stadium looking from the old thirdbase side towards the rightfield corner on April 18, 2010 in New York, New York. This is the 87th anniversary of the first Opening Day game at the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923. (Photo by Diamond Images/Getty Images)
A general view of the demolition of the original Yankee Stadium looking from the old thirdbase side towards the rightfield corner on April 18, 2010 in New York, New York. This is the 87th anniversary of the first Opening Day game at the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923. (Photo by Diamond Images/Getty Images)
A general view of the demolition of the original Yankee Stadium looking from the old thirdbase side towards the rightfield corner on April 18, 2010 in New York, New York. This is the 87th anniversary of the first Opening Day game at the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923. (Photo by Diamond Images/Getty Images)
The Olympic Caldron can be seen in the foreground as explosive charges weaken the structure holding up at Fulton County Stadium Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, in Atlanta. The stadium, home of the Braves from 1966-1996, was imploded to make room for a parking lot for the Braves new home shown in the background. (AP Photo/Alan Mothner)
The Olympic Caldron can be seen in the foreground as explosive charges weaken the structure holding up at Fulton County Stadium Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, in Atlanta. The stadium, home of the Braves from 1966-1996, was imploded to make room for a parking lot for the Braves new home shown in the background. (AP Photo/Alan Mothner)
The Olympic Caldron can be seen in the foreground as explosive charges weaken the structure holding up at Fulton County Stadium Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, in Atlanta. The stadium, home of the Braves from 1966-1996, was imploded to make room for a parking lot for the Braves new home shown in the background. (AP Photo/Alan Mothner)
Riggers examine Veterans Stadium's "Liberty Bell" after is was removed from the stadium in Philadelphia, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. The bell will be placed in storage until a decision is made about what to do with it, the team said. Veterans Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1971, is slated for demolition in the spring. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Riggers examine Veterans Stadium's "Liberty Bell" after is was removed from the stadium in Philadelphia, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. The bell will be placed in storage until a decision is made about what to do with it, the team said. Veterans Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1971, is slated for demolition in the spring. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Riggers examine Veterans Stadium's "Liberty Bell" after is was removed from the stadium in Philadelphia, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. The bell will be placed in storage until a decision is made about what to do with it, the team said. Veterans Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1971, is slated for demolition in the spring. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
A crane moves dirt during the demolition of Stanford Stadium in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. Demolition started after Stanford's game against Notre Dame on Saturday and Stanford officials hope to reconstruct a new stadium before the next football season. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
A crane moves dirt during the demolition of Stanford Stadium in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. Demolition started after Stanford's game against Notre Dame on Saturday and Stanford officials hope to reconstruct a new stadium before the next football season. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
A crane moves dirt during the demolition of Stanford Stadium in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. Demolition started after Stanford's game against Notre Dame on Saturday and Stanford officials hope to reconstruct a new stadium before the next football season. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
he press box at right still stands while demolition continues at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Friday, March 1, 2002. The area will be filled in and paved over for parking adjacent to the new CMGI Field which is scheduled to be ready for the New England Revolution and New England Patriots seasons in 2002. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
he press box at right still stands while demolition continues at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Friday, March 1, 2002. The area will be filled in and paved over for parking adjacent to the new CMGI Field which is scheduled to be ready for the New England Revolution and New England Patriots seasons in 2002. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
he press box at right still stands while demolition continues at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Friday, March 1, 2002. The area will be filled in and paved over for parking adjacent to the new CMGI Field which is scheduled to be ready for the New England Revolution and New England Patriots seasons in 2002. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Only dust remains, after the final section of County Stadium, home of the Milwaukee Brewers is taken down on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2001. Miller Park, background will be the new home for the Brewers which will host two-preseason games on March 30 and 31 2001 before opening day on April 6, 2001. (AP Photo/ Darren Hauck)
Only dust remains, after the final section of County Stadium, home of the Milwaukee Brewers is taken down on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2001. Miller Park, background will be the new home for the Brewers which will host two-preseason games on March 30 and 31 2001 before opening day on April 6, 2001. (AP Photo/ Darren Hauck)
Only dust remains, after the final section of County Stadium, home of the Milwaukee Brewers is taken down on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2001. Miller Park, background will be the new home for the Brewers which will host two-preseason games on March 30 and 31 2001 before opening day on April 6, 2001. (AP Photo/ Darren Hauck)
A general view of the demolition of Shea Stadium, former home of the New York Mets in Flushing, New York on February 10, 2009. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
A general view of the demolition of Shea Stadium, former home of the New York Mets in Flushing, New York on February 10, 2009. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
A general view of the demolition of Shea Stadium, former home of the New York Mets in Flushing, New York on February 10, 2009. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
The demolition of Texas Stadium was triggered by 55 detonations -- each a half-second apart -- and thousands of tons of concrete crashed to the ground, on Sunday April 11, 2010 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
The demolition of Texas Stadium was triggered by 55 detonations -- each a half-second apart -- and thousands of tons of concrete crashed to the ground, on Sunday April 11, 2010 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
The demolition of Texas Stadium was triggered by 55 detonations -- each a half-second apart -- and thousands of tons of concrete crashed to the ground, on Sunday April 11, 2010 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Demolition continues at Giants Stadium, adjacent to the New Meadowlands Stadium on May 25, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Demolition continues at Giants Stadium, adjacent to the New Meadowlands Stadium on May 25, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Demolition continues at Giants Stadium, adjacent to the New Meadowlands Stadium on May 25, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Fans line up to see the first part of the demolition of Busch Stadium on November 7, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri. The wrecking ball dropped down on a section of the roof but did not do the intended damage. After about twenty minutes of dropping the wrecking ball, which was mostly ceremonial, the crew went on to work on other parts of the new Busch Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images).
Fans line up to see the first part of the demolition of Busch Stadium on November 7, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri. The wrecking ball dropped down on a section of the roof but did not do the intended damage. After about twenty minutes of dropping the wrecking ball, which was mostly ceremonial, the crew went on to work on other parts of the new Busch Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images).
Fans line up to see the first part of the demolition of Busch Stadium on November 7, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri. The wrecking ball dropped down on a section of the roof but did not do the intended damage. After about twenty minutes of dropping the wrecking ball, which was mostly ceremonial, the crew went on to work on other parts of the new Busch Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images).
Tom Hardy looks on while sitting in Soldier Field, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Chicago, as crews go to work on demolition of the stadium after the Chicago Bears' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday. The new Soldier Field is to be completed by the start of the 2003 season. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera)
Tom Hardy looks on while sitting in Soldier Field, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Chicago, as crews go to work on demolition of the stadium after the Chicago Bears' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday. The new Soldier Field is to be completed by the start of the 2003 season. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera)
Tom Hardy looks on while sitting in Soldier Field, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Chicago, as crews go to work on demolition of the stadium after the Chicago Bears' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday. The new Soldier Field is to be completed by the start of the 2003 season. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera)

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