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Texas Stadium imploded in Irving

Updated: April 12, 2010, 1:21 AM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- More than 20,000 people gathered at tailgate parties and other spots Sunday to watch fireworks go off one last time over Texas Stadium before a ton of dynamite lit up the Dallas Cowboys' longtime home and brought it to the ground.

The building known for the giant hole in its roof -- "so God can watch his team," according to local lore -- was demolished in a planned implosion set off by the 11-year-old winner of an essay contest.

The Cowboys played 38 seasons ...

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