The Seattle Kingdome, officially known as the "King County Domed Stadium", and usually referred to as simply "The Kingdome" or "The Dome", was the world's first — and only — multi-purpose concrete domed stadium, which was owned and operated by King County, Washington, located at the north end of Seattle's Industrial District, just south of Pioneer Square. Completed in 1976 on reclaimed tideflat land formerly occupied by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway's freight yards. The stadium was demolished by implosion on March 26, 2000 in the first live event ever covered by ESPN Classic, and set a world record for the largest implosion of a concrete building. Qwest Field, the home of the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, now occupies the site.
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