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Behind the scenes of Isotopes Park fireworks show

Created: 07/04/2014 6:36 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The fireworks pros spent Friday putting together one of the biggest 4th of July fireworks shows in the state. More than 4,000 fireworks will launch into the sky during the 15 minutes fireworks show following the game at Isotopes Park.

It's going to be a spectacular show,” said Mike Sena, with Western Enterprises Inc., the company that puts the show on. “There's a lot of moving parts on this one and it's dynamite.”

Sena is responsible for making sure it all goes off as planned and that's not an easy job.

It all comes together in the parking lot behind first base.

“This is a one-time deal,” said Sena. “There’s no way you can go back and fix it.”

Sena and his team carefully loaded each firework down into tubes and connected them to electric wires. Each firework is timed down to the second.

“You've got 1,700 shells going off in in 10 seconds,” said Sena.

Sena said a show this big easily costs more than $10,000 to produce.


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