Unused Houston Astrodome May Become Massive Convention Center

The Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that’s fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, could see new life as a giant convention center and exhibition space under a plan recommended by a county board on Wednesday.
June 20, 2013

The Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that’s fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, could see new life as a giant convention center and exhibition space under a plan recommended by a county board on Wednesday.

The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. opted to go with its own plan for the world’s first domed, air-conditioned stadium instead of one of 19 private-sector plans submitted for its reuse. The board said the groups promoting the private plans didn’t meet the project’s criteria by a deadline earlier this month.

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