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New ‘Indoor Park’ Plan for Astrodome

Houston Astros Old LogoHarris County (TX) Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday proposed turning the Astrodome into “the world’s largest indoor park” and recreation area.  Read more and watch video here.

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A New Plan for the Astrodome Site

Houston Astros Old LogoOnce lovingly called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” Houston’s iconic Astrodome has seen far better and more glamorous days. After an earlier movement to restore the ailing stadium as a convention center failed, a new proposal garnering attention would tear down the dome, fill the space with a lush park, and erect a miniature version of the dome in the middle.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Glimmer of Hope for Astrodome?

Houston Astros Old LogoThe National Park Service announced this week that the Astrodome has been added to its National Register of Historic Place, but officials say the designation alone will not be enough to prevent the demolition of the so-called “Eighth Wonder of the World.”  Read more hereView recent photos here.

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Goodbye, Astrodome?

Houston Astros Old LogoThe future of the Astrodome appears to be doomed, after voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the Astrodome into a giant convention and event center.  Read more here.

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Astrodome Yard Sale and Auction Today

Houston Astros Old LogoThousands of people lined up Saturday for the chance to take home a piece of the iconic but dilapidated Houston Astrodome.  Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a referendum authorizing up to $217 million in bonds to turn the stadium into a giant convention center and exhibition space.  If the referendum fails, officials say the facility will likely be razed.  Read more here.

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Remembering the Astrodome

Houston Astros Old LogoJeré Longman of The New York Times reminisces about the greatness of Houston’s Astrodome — The Eighth Wonder of the World.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.

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Rise of the Astrodome, Death to Skeeters

The mosquitoes may be back in the Houston (TX) area in the form of the indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League), but one reason for the building of the Astrodome, the former home of the Houston Astros, was to beat back the mosquitoes that fans and Colt .45s players had to battle at outdoor Colt Stadium.  Read more here.

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