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Astrodome to be demolished or renovated


Harris County Judge Ed Emmett told Sports Radio 610 this morning that the Astrodome would be renovated or demolished by Super Bowl L1.

I was brought up going to the Astrodome...Saw Nolan pitch there, saw the Love Ya Blue days with Earl, saw George Strait's first rodeo performance there......but it needs to go. I honestly wish they would tear it down, and build a nice amphitheater like the Woodlands with a park setting.







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Hulk Hogan
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An amphitheater and hotel and restaurant area would be great there





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Kingwood Tiger
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hotel and restaurant


They have said they won't put a hotel there, because they don't want to lose anymore parking. The amphitheater/park though could be used for big events like the Super Bowl, and also on game days for Texans, etc.






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barry
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Astrodome to be demolished or renovated


thanks captain obvious.






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H-Town Tiger
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honestly wish they would tear it down, and build a nice amphitheater like the Woodlands with a park setting.


They need to tear it down and just add more parking for Reliant and the CC down there, maybe put up a little "museum" of Astro dome memories or something.



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Hulk Hogan
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I just hope they come up with a decent plan


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H-Town Tiger
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Restaurants and even the park idea would be a waste, they have Discovery Green downtown that they are going to use for the SB.





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alajones
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No link or stats, but a caller this morning to the NFL channel on Sirius said that Houston is on the hook for like 40 mill regarding the Astrodome. I'n not sure what he was referencing. Do they still owe a mortgage on it or something?





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guedeaux
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Do they still owe a mortgage on it or something?


I think they still owe construction costs if I remember correctly.






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St Augustine
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Well those are two very fundamentally different courses of action.





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mattz1122
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Regardless of what they decide to do, I just hope they treat the enormous, cat-sized rats that have called it home in recent years in a humane manner.





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alajones
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I think they still owe construction costs if I remember correctly.
From when?

So they are going to demolish a building they still owe money on? Do they have enough Houston events to make it a cheaper alternative to Reliant...like rodeos, Monster trucks, motorcross, concerts, and stuff like that?



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I was brought up going to the Astrodome...Saw Nolan pitch there


The Astrodome was my first exposure to MLB and it will always be something special to me






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Tiger Ryno
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The dome is in sad sad shape. Nostalgia is one thing, but its just a dilapidated relic of times gone by now. its out of place in Reliant Center . I hope they do make use of the space and somehow pay homage to the history of the "8th wonder of the world" and make an amphitheater/park area there rather than make room for more parking.





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TexanPete
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I hope the powers that be just pretend it doesn't exist and do nothing with it.





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supadave3
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frick the Astrodome. I wish they could find some way to bring Astroworld back.





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BayouBengal
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I have lots of nostalgia fore the Astrodome but if they were able to tear down Yankee Stadium.....then perhaps the Astrodome would be better off that way.

Not long ago I found an awesome video that someone got with their camcorder of the last regular season game. He bounced around to all different parts of the stadium and was great to see all the old views. Glad I got to see the legendary scoreboard in action.

frick Bud Adams for removing the scoreboard
Astrodome scoreboard goes dark






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LSUFanNTX
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I think they still owe construction costs if I remember correctly.


Renovations to keep the Oilers here.






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BayouBengal
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.like rodeos, Monster trucks, motorcross, concerts, and stuff like that?



Lots of those events....all hosted at Reliant.






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i saw chris szabo park one when i was in 1st grade. and rob dibble gave me the thumbs up. some dude with a mullett seated in front of me gave me a foul ball. reds won 10-0.


KEEP IT!






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