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VIDEO: Pontiac Silverdome implosion does not go as planned

Pontiac Silverdome (Photo: CNN Newsource)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- The Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to be imploded after 44 years of existence on Sunday.

While a booming sound was heard at 8:30 a.m. eastern time, the implosion "did not go as planned," according to WXYZ-TV. The City of Pontiac is looking at a Plan B but there is not a second implosion planned for Sunday.

If the implosion happened as planned, metal beams that were formerly used to keep the Silverdome's roof inflated would've broke off. This was supposed to be phase one of the demolition which would continue to move in phases for the next year.

The demolition group in charge of Sunday's implosion told The Detroit Free Press that eight explosive charges failed to go off. It is believed that the wiring is somehow cut.

The stadium in Detroit hosted Detroit Lions games until 2002 when Ford Field opened. The Detroit Pistons also played there from 1978 to 1988.

Various concerts and big events such as WrestleMania III, early round games of the FIFA World Cup in 1994, Super Bowl XVI, the NBA All-Star Game in 1979 and regional games in the NCAA Tournament took place during the stadium's existence.

Performers have included The Who, The Rolling Stones, U2, Metallica, and Bob Seger, according to MLive. Pope John Paul II also held mass in the venue that could hold 82,000 people.

Pontiac's mayor, Deidre Waterman, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the explosion lasts only six seconds.

"So please don't hesitate to watch or you will miss all the action!," Waterman said.

The stadium hasn't had a consistent active tenant since 2001 and the roof was destroyed in 2004. #Silverdome was a Twitter top trending topic on Sunday morning as fans shared their memories from events they attended inside the stadium.

Read more on the historic events that have taken place over the years at the Silverdome from our partners at Circa.

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