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The Astrodome has be a vacant ghost land for quite some time now. However, on Thursday county leaders said they're considering a $66 million plan from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the NFL's Houston Texans to tear down the dome and turn the nearly 9-acre site into a massive outdoor space reminiscent of downtown's Discovery Green...

The project, titled the "Astrodome Hall of Fame," calls for tearing down the dome, bringing the floor to ground level and installing an open-air structure where the walls once stood, according to a 37-page proposal obtained by the Houston Chronicle. The plan, drawn up by two architecture and construction firms, is designed to pay tribute to "the Astrodome's history" and realize its potential as an "outdoor fulcrum" of NRG Park.

Renderings show what looks like the ribs of the former stadium circling a vast, grassy space with multiple event stages. Tributes to the various events, athletes and entertainers – from Elvis to Earl Campbell – who have played and performed at the stadium throughout the decades would be installed on each of 72 structural columns that would stand as tall as the 49-year-old structure.
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TigerFan55555119 months
I think a discovery green slash amphitheater would be a great idea...
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zoom120 months
housing for "migrants"
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blacykaty120 months
Do you think they thought this completely out? The hole in the ground is 30 feet deep! They doug out a HUGE hole to start construction on the Dome. Took it months according to historians.
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lsutigersFTW120 months
Saw my first ball game there in the early 90's. Astros vs. Braves. Seeing how great the Braves were made me a fan for life. I'll always be thankful for that.
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tigerbait2010120 months
Joel O'steen will buy this out of date venue so he can store his cash there
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Kingwood Tiger120 months
I've always thought they should do that, but with the addition of an amphitheater for concerts. Would be great for big events such as the Super Bowl, etc, but could be used throughout the year as well. The closest one is all the way in the Woodlands.
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jdutto3120 months
Always wanted to take a tour of the dome in it's current form. Kind of like taking a small step back into time.
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