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The Reliant Astrodome Ain't Dead Yet
Aubrey R. Taylor
Your Thought Matters Newspaper
In 1965 the Harris County Domed Stadium (today known as the Reliant Astrodome) was nicknamed the "Eight Wonder of the World". But the structure once called "a wonder" by some, is being called "an eye-sore" and even an ugly old building whose days are number by others. But for me, I can remember visiting the massive structure known as the Houston Astrodome and marveling at its awesomeness and splendor as a child. I didn't go there much -- as we couldn't afford too. But I think that was why the times I was able to go were so special to me. There's a part of me that somehow just doesn't seem to want to let go; so I'm pulling for the dome to live on and I'm hoping you're doing the same.
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
The world's first multipurpose domed sports stadium has brought us both good times and bad; memories we would like to hold on to forever, and a few we would like to perhaps forget as it relates to sports.
ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW DOME EXPERIENCE?
According to recent reports, The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp plans to honor the dome's legacy through a $194 million project dubbed "The New Dome Experience". We'll keep you posted as the plan must now go before Harris County commissioners on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.