Cinergy Field‚ formerly Riverfront Stadium‚ is demolished. This former home of the Cincinnati Reds was opened in 1970. The site will become the western concourse of Great American Ball Park and will include the Reds' Hall of Fame when it opens in 2004.
Three blocks away from the blast, thousands of spectators at Paul Brown Stadium cheer as 1,275 pounds of explosives implodes the field. The blast sends a huge dust cloud down the Ohio River. The field was the site where Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's career 714 home run record on Opening Day in 1974, and Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all-time 4,189 hits record in 1985.