The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the Astrodome a “state antiquities landmark,” which would make it harder to demolish.
Local governments in south Texas are overwhelmed by the more than 52,000 children who have entered the country illegal in recent months.
The Astrodome’s fate has been in limbo since voters last year failed to approve a referendum that would have authorized bonds to convert the stadium into a giant convention and event center.
It has been years since tickets were sold for seats at the Astrodome. But over the next few days, the seats themselves will be up for sale at Reliant Park in Houston.
Four circular pedestrian ramp towers outside the Houston Astrodome are set for demolition next month while the fate of the entire aging and unused structure remains uncertain.
The Astrodome was a technological marvel when it opened in 1965. It was the first domed and air-conditioned stadium and became Houston’s defining landmark.
When voters in Houston head to the polls Tuesday, they could be deciding whether shuttered Astrodome is saved or razed.
Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell has received four seats from the Astrodome where he played for the Houston Oilers.
Like many Texas residents, Belinda Fernandez has fond childhood memories of watching baseball games at the city’s iconic Astrodome, which now sits empty and faces a possible demolition.
The transformation of Houston’s Astrodome begins next week when work crews prepare to demolish exterior portions of the landmark stadium.
The fate of a plan to renovate the Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that’s fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, might be in the hands of voters this fall.
A plan to turn the iconic but deteriorating Houston Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space is to be presented to Harris County leaders.