In January 2014, Independence Excavating's demolition division kicked off the renovation and reconstruction of the historic Citrus bowl by bringing down scoreboard amidst fireworks and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" resounding over the stadium speakers! We teamed with Turner Construction to give the City of Orlando, Florida a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium facility in 11 months before the 2014 college football season begins. We mobilized our largest iron from all over the country to demolish this historic structure, first constructed in 1936, while protecting the precast upper bowl seating structure that is intertwined in the lower frame work.
Independence crews worked double shifts to surgically demolish the lower bowl of the stadium in 4 weeks. Our project milestones were simple; to be on the 50 yard line in 2 weeks and completely wrecked in 4.
While our forces mobilized for this challenge, we also teamed with great local partners, Central Hauling and Excavating of Florida and Abatement Central, in order to help meet the challenging project schedule.
Videos courtesy of Florida Citrus Sports.