Iconic Polk County Dome Is Demolished

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — The 48-year-old Orange Dome in Winter Haven has been demolished to make way for a new retail and residential complex.

Built in 1964, the Orange Dome housed the Citrus Festival for 44 years. The Cleveland Indians used it as a spring training site. Several concerts also took place there and it was a hurricane shelter.

The Ledger (http://bit.ly/ABB4Ki ) reports that the roof of the dome came down on Monday.

The dome is being demolished to make way for The Landings, a $150 million mixed-use development that will include retail stores, restaurants, hotels and a new movie theater to be built at the Chain of Lakes Complex. It will include Starbucks, Panera Bread and Chick-fil-A.

Source: Associated Press