February 23, 2014 3:29 PM EST

In 2012, TIME named the Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Vikings, the number 1 worst stadium in the United States. Well, somebody was clearly paying attention, as the arena is now undergoing demolition to make way for a new and presumably much better facility, scheduled to open in July 2016. On Sunday morning, a series of controlled explosions brought parts of the old structure crumbling to the ground.

The original demolition plan didn’t include the use of explosives, but last week crews decided it would be the best option, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The video above shows the rapid succession of explosions as major portions of the structure buckle and crumble. It’s all strangely mesmerizing and satisfying.

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