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Implosion At Amon Carter Stadium Set For Sunday

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FORT WORTH (AP) – In less than a minute, the west grandstand at Texas Christian University’s football stadium will come down Sunday morning.

The upper deck at Amon Carter Stadium will disappear shortly after 8 a.m., collapsing like a loaf of bread falling in 45-degree slices, one after another.

The noise level could reach 120 decibels — as loud as a thunderclap or a chain saw, according to some noise comparison charts. A short horn blast will signal that the implosion is about to occur.

The upper level of the grandstand is coming down as part of a $105 million renovation. The entire project, which will involve rebuilding and expanding both sides of the stadium, is scheduled to be completed by May 2012.

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