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A fireworks mishap during a Fourth of July celebration damaged Nissan Stadium on Tuesday night.

Rather than going off in the air, one of the firework shells landed in the upper deck of the stadium before exploding. Some concrete and some seats were blown out, according to Terry McCormick of Titans Insider.

“It took place toward the end of the show,” said Lansden Hill, owner of Pyro Shows, which was responsible for the fireworks. “The shells are supposed to go off in the air, but this one came back down and didn’t go off until it landed in the upper deck.

“It was just one of those things that will occasionally happen. That’s why the fire code requires that we keep the crowd a certain area away from it. We know out of every 1,000 shells, not all of them are going to work right.”

Monica Fawknotson, the director of Metro Sports Authority, said there were no injuries and upcoming events aren’t expected to be impacted. She confirmed that Pyro Shows is responsible for the cost of the repairs.

The Titans’ first home game of the year is set for Aug. 19, a Week 2 preseason matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is missing a portion of his thumb after a fireworks accident this summer, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.

Pierre-Paul was hospitalized following the July incident, where reports quickly emerged that he’d had his index finger amputated.

He returned to the Giants earlier this month to take a physical, and departed again when the two sides disagreed about his readiness to play.

Discovering the condition of his thumb, which hadn’t previously been disclosed, has made the Giants more pessimistic about his status, Graziano reports.

It remains unclear whether the two-time Pro Bowler will have an opportunity to play at all this season.