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Stage Set for Texas Stadium Implosion



    Stage Set for Texas Stadium Implosion
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    Texas Stadium is ready for its last big show.

    The end is near for Texas Stadium.

    Crews were clearing the stage Friday for the stadium's last big show. Barriers have been set up in the red parking lot, where people can park and watch the stadium implosion close up.

    Only 5,000 vehicles fit in the lot, which will open at 2 a.m. Sunday. Once the lot reaches capacity, Irving police will close the entrance.

    "You've got to get here early for this one, or you're going to miss it," Officer David Tull said.  "This is the last event for the stadium."

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    But getting to the area on Sunday may be a bit of a headache. Construction is already an issue in the area, and Irving police will shut down many of the roads surrounding the stadium early Sunday morning.

    "We want everybody to plan this out ahead of time," Tull said. "Carpool if possible and, more than ever -- we've said this about every Cowboy game or event at the stadium -- plan on getting there early."

    More than 2,700 explosives are set to bring down the Cowboys' old home.

    "We're starting right here in the middle and moving in two directions around so the building will be rolling into itself," said Jim Redyke, of Dykon Demolition.

    At 7 a.m., the button will be pushed. Once the dust settles, Texas Stadium will have taken its final bow.

    Implosion organizers have also thought of other little issues: More than a dozen portable toilets will be lined up in the red parking lot.