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.
The deadline has arrived for private firms to turn in their proposals to save the historic Astrodome.
The cost of demolishing the vacant Astrodome and building a parking lot in its place would be about $29 million.
Harris County commissioners will discuss the future of the Astrodome at a capital projects meeting on Tuesday in Houston. The iconic structure has been dormant since 2009.
The Astrodome, a now-empty showplace, should be turned into a multipurpose facility that could spark fresh interest in the city of Houston, a group of consultants said on Wednesday.
After years on the sidelines, the Astrodome is in the spotlight again as the staff of the agency that runs the facility is set to make a recommendation on its future.