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The Bakersfield Dome is being demolished

Posted at 1:50 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 20:47:31-04

We're streaming the destruction of the Dome in Central Bakersfield. They're expected to bring the whole thing down today. We're not sure when it's going to happen, so we're just going to enjoy this view until it does happen.


The Dome's owner, Chencho Madera, confirmed with 23ABC that the Dome will be sold to the Geo Group. Madera says the Geo Group will tear down the Dome then work to expand the Mesa Verde ICE processing center.

The Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission says the Dome should not be demolished because it is a piece of history.