Harris County officials continue to discuss whether to convert the Astrodome into a hotel. The first domed stadium was known as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
It served as the longtime home of baseball's Astros, the
NFL's Oilers and the Houston Livestock Show.
The Astrodome has been mostly vacant since the Oilers moved to
Nashville and the Astros built a downtown stadium.
The rodeo moved out when the new NFL team, the Texans, built a stadium adjacent to the Astrodome.
A thirteen-hundred-room convention hotel could net nearly $50
million annually four years after opening. That's according to a
report by a consulting firm.
Studies were given to Commissioners Court as it prepares to
discuss next week whether the county should continue pursuing the
The Astrodome, which opened in 1965, is best-known in recent
years for serving as shelter for thousands of Hurricane Katrina
evacuees from New Orleans.
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