New Haven Coliseum Implosion Pictures & Video
A cornerstone of sports and entertainment for decades in southern Connecticut, the New Haven Coliseum (officially named New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum) was imploded on January 20, 2007 in front of crowds that numbered in the thousands. The arena hosted events and acts including the New Haven Nighthawks, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Ice Capades, WWE, Van Halen, Grateful Dead, Phish, and dozens of others since 1972.
Before the New Haven Coliseum was imploded.
Top of building begins to collapse
Huge dust cloud erupts from the Coliseum implosion
Dust cloud starts to spread towards the crowd
Just after the implosion, dust cloud reaching higher
People trying to leave the scene on Union Street as dust and debris rains down on them
A dust cloud from the Coliseum implosion blocks out the sun
View from Union Street after implosion
Closeup of Coliseum rubble after implosion.
Pictures and YouTube video – New Haven Independent
Stop action video of implosion pictures – Jack Benas
Great video of implosion and people running – IFILM
Tribute video with old concert pictures – Tony Cappello